The luxury Beekman Hotel — built inside a landmarked 1890s building with a soaring atrium — officially opened Tuesday, and it's already a hit on on Instagram.
It's easy to see why:
The impressive 9-story atrium is the lofty centerpiece of an old office building at 123 Nassau St. that carries a hefty dose of classic old New York.
Overhauled by Thompson Hotels, which also owns TriBeCa's Smyth hotel, the upscale Beekman now has 287 rooms, with rates that start at $500 a night.
The elegant space is also home to two restaurants, a 94-seat French eatery run by restaurateur Keith McNally, called Augustine, and the Tom Colicchio-run Fowler and Wells, which has a pretty great view of the atrium.
For those who weren't lucky enough to get previews, here's a dramatic black and white video of a party inside The Beekman before its opening.
Months in the making! So proud of our amazing team at @wcmgnyc thanks for your hard and tireless commitment to the creation of more and more beautiful projects every day. Thanks to our amazing clients for allowing us to be part of these amazing journeys too. #feelingblessed #happyhereandnow #experiential #newyork #beekmanhotel @thebeekmanny @colinmckenzie @hikyra @jrumeld @mackenziestaff and many more!!!
And a look at some of those pricey hotel rooms:
An adjoining luxury condo tower, with 68 apartments is also being built. The 51-story building is expected to be completed sometime in the second quarter of 2016. Those residences, priced at $1.2 to $4 million, are still on the market.
Hat tip to blog Tribeca Citizen for pointing out The Beekman's instant Instagram fame.