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Before The Time Nyack opened on the site of a former factory that for a time became artist studios and jam space for local bands, the Village of Nyack, in New York's Hudson Valley about a half-hour drive from New York City, in didn't have any four- or five-star lodging options. When plans were announced to build a hotel based on the same lifestyle model used for The Time's first namesake property in Times Square, locals were skeptical that a Manhattan formula along with requisite price tag would be viable in a small, historic town known for its homegrown boutique shopping and vibrant restaurant scene mercifully devoid of cookie-cutter national chains.
Now nearly a year after its grand opening, The Time Nyack has exceeded expectations, transforming doubt into enthusiasm not only for rooms that fill a luxury niche but also for the more than 4,000 square feet of flexible onsite event space perfect for weddings, bar mitzvahs, and conferences. All 133 loft-style rooms pay homage to the structure and design of the factory that once occupied this site. Brick walls; exposed ductwork; ceilings ranging between 12 and 20 feet high; large, industrial-style windows that flood living spaces in sunlight; and fourth-floor suites with private terraces overlooking the Hudson River create a carefree and creative ambiance.
You also get perks like access to the pool and private patio as well as BV's Grill & Lounge, an outpost of the famed Bobby Van's Steakhouse empire on the ground floor. Renowned for first-class service, dining here begins in the Grill’s Lounge & Bar with one of their specialty cocktails like a tasty Purple Rain. Then head over to the dining room that quickly expands with additional outdoor seating during warmer weather via overhead roller doors leading to the patio and outside bar.
BV's openers like a Steakhouse Wedge salad served with a dreamy blue cheese dressing or oysters on the half shell provide the perfect segue to main courses like 28-day dry-aged NY Strip Sirloin, Horseradish Crusted Salmon, and Colorado Lamp Chops paired with Hilltop Farm organic sides of brussels sprouts, corn off the cob, creamed spinach, and mashed potatoes. House made desserts like their Chocolate Mousse Truffle Cake and Tiramisu offer the perfect finish.
While the craft beer and cocktail list pays tribute to the restaurant’s New York roots, their wine list draws from a wide array of cutting-edge winemakers as well as classic producers from around the globe.
Gallery space in common areas and room walls honor the property's artistic past as well as the area's vibrant art community displaying bold, process-oriented work by emerging and established artists curated by Philippe Hoerle-Guggenheim. During summer, the lounge and pool deck hosts pool parties with DJs and Live Nation music performances.
Cultivating a symbiotic relationship with the community's vibrancy, The Time Nyack offers packages like the Taste of Nyack which includes reservations at local favorites like Strawberry Place and the Art Café. Just a 10 minute walk down Main St. puts you within walking distance of nearly 20 restaurants, the Edward Hopper House, 5 street fairs per year, historic house tours, monthly First Friday Arts events, and the second largest Halloween parade in the tri-state area.
Or join the roughly 7,000 cyclists rolling through town during any given week or schedule in-season access to yachting, kayaking, rowing and windsurfing via Time Nyack's concierge.
Photos courtesy of Steve Mirsky & The Time Nyack. Coverage made possible by participating in a partially sponsored visit.