Staying power isn’t the norm in Downtown Manhattan, where a new hotel seems to pop up every other week; but Robert de Niro’s The Greenwich Hotel (a relative veteran at six years old) has pulled it off. That’s because it gets everything right, from the TriBeCa location, where the West Side evening light bounces beguilingly off cobblestoned streets, to the Andrew Carmellini restaurant, Locanda Verde, which serves spot-on rustic Italian food (pappardelle with bolognese ragu and solo di bruna; roasted Brussels sprouts with pancetta and pecorino) and treads that tightrope between sceney and cosy like a Cirque du Soleil old-timer. The 88 bedrooms are all slightly different, with leather and velvet sofas, antique silk rugs and bathrooms lined with either Moroccan tiles or Carrara marble. Public spaces (for guests only) have a gentleman’s club vibe and are hung with paintings by De Niro senior; an open fire crackles in the drawing room in winter, and there’s an outside terrace for summer. The biggest boon of all is the lantern-lit Shibui Spa, which incorporates a pool and a 250-year-old Japanese bamboo farmhouse. It’s the perfect place to take a break from this non-stop city and its prying eyes – as Miley Cyrus, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Aniston and every other famous guest would agree.