by Andrea Doyle | May 16, 2017
The 229-room Hotel 50 Bowery, the first Joie de Vivre property in New York, has opened in Manhattan's Chinatown neighborhood.

"We knew our first Joie de Vivre property in New York had to be in a neighborhood that allows us to provide guests with the eclectic, destination-driven experiences the brand has been synonymous with for the past 30 years," said Jamie Sabatier, CEO of hotel management group Two Roads Hospitality. "With an unrivaled location in the heart of Chinatown, Hotel 50 Bowery's guests will be immersed in the local culture, without sacrificing convenient access to all of New York City's offerings."

The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) has installed a permanent exhibit on the hotel's second floor in The Gallery. Paying homage to the destination's past, the exhibit showcases many of the artifacts that were found at the hotel's construction site, highlighting its colorful history: Taverns, a gambling den, and vaudeville and motion picture theaters all called the hotel's location "home" from the 1700s through the early 1900s. This exhibit is a complement to MOCA's permanent exhibit, "With a Single Step," located at the Museum's main location at 215 Centre Street in New York City.

The exhibit is adjacent to Atlantic Garden, a 5,000-square-foot outdoor event space named after the historic beer hall that occupied the site in the 1850s. Indoor meeting spaces include the Bowery Common, a semi-private, multifunctional space that can seat up to 12 guests, as well as the Precious Coral Boardroom.

Hotel 50 Bowery's three restaurant and bars include the Rice & Gold, the hotel's 220-seat signature restaurant, which offers contemporary Asian-centric cuisine, and The Green Lady, an opium den-themed parlor lounge that offers live music and entertainment. Both Rice & Gold and The Green Lady are set to open this summer.

Already open is the hotel's 21st-floor rooftop bar and lounge, The Crown, featuring globally-inspired street food and an Asian-inspired cocktail program, paired with a backdrop of Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn.