How the former Trump SoHo New York became the Dominick

In late December, The Dominick opened in downtown Manhattan. The independent hotel—formerly known as the Trump SoHo New York—has 391 guestrooms across 46-stories (along with three F&B options), and offers views of Manhattan and the Hudson River.

Over 2017, the property, which includes condominium apartments, had lost revenue. Restaurants closed and prices dropped, but professional sports teams and corporate guests avoided the hotel, hotel staff told the New York Times. In November, The Trump Organization, which had operated the property, reached a deal with the hotel’s owner, the CIM group, to excise the Trump name from the hotel. CIM will continue to manage the hotel under its new name.

The hotel's interiors were designed by the Rockwell Group. The Dominick is the only hotel in New York with custom furnishing by Fendi Casa, including sofas, chairs, headboards, side tables and a settee at the end of the bed. All guestrooms and suites have custom-made Italian bedding by Bellino. Throw pillows with a eucalyptus motif and cashmere throws by Aviva Stanoff, as well as hand-tufted wool carpeting.  The spa was designed by DiGuiseppe Architects, while the rest of the hotel was designed by Handel Architects.

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The Dominick’s guestrooms have granite countertops and leather-topped desks, and marble bathrooms with marble soaking tubs with a view of the city. The 391 rooms and suites range from 420 sq. ft. to 2,000 sq. ft., including 10 two-bedroom penthouses, most rooms with views of the Manhattan skyline and Hudson River from floor-to-ceiling windows. The rooms have Nespresso machines, microwave ovens and a mini bar.

The spa—which has the first luxury hammam in New York City—also offers hair and makeup services at the salon or in-room.  There are three private spa suites with adjacent treatment rooms or en-suite sauna.

For events, venues at The Dominick include the SoHo Ballroom, a reception space for up to 300 guests, The Hudson Square Ballroom (complete with a private outdoor terrace), and two smaller boardrooms. SoHi, the hotel’s forty-sixth floor event space, has 13-foot ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows that offer views of Manhattan on three sides.  

For dining, the property has Spring & Varick, which was designed by Lesly Bernard; cocktail bar Mr. Jones, which is located on the lobby level; and Bar d’Eau, located on the 7th floor, which is an indoor/outdoor rooftop bar.

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