A New York City Vibe in the Hudson Valley
There are a lot of reasons people visit The Time Hotel in Nyack. With a range of luxurious rooms and a beautiful outdoor pool, Rockland County visitors and “staycationers” alike would be hard pressed to find more comfortable accommodations in Rockland. Those looking for a good meal come to BV’s Grill, located on the ground floor of the hotel, for its fine dining and unique menu. The after work crowd filters in on the weekdays for happy hour and crowds from Westchester County to Bergen County flock to the restaurant on the weekends for special events, drink/dinner specials and performances. And then there are the regulars: repeat business guests, bar flies and frequent travelers who know the hotel’s friendly, helpful staff will make them feel right at home. Most of The Time’s patrons come seeking all of the above, and they are never disappointed.
“This town has been screaming for it,” said Brian Morrissey, the Director of Food & Beverage, explaining The Time Nyack’s appeal. He has a point. Before the hotel opened its doors in 2016, there was a noticeable lack of upscale lodging in the area. The Time Nyack has filled that gap nicely, easily establishing itself as an attractive option for visitors looking for the luxuries of a New York City hotel in a more relaxed atmosphere. The Time Nyack has quickly built a reputation for its outstanding accommodations and is the go-to spot for celebrities visiting the county. Many of the comedians who perform at Levity Live in West Nyack choose to stay at The Time Nyack, which is just a stone’s throw away from New York City.
Anthony Damiano, General Manager of The Time Nyack explained, immediate improvements, like new furniture and the building’s lighting fixtures, are subtle. “(We’re) looking for little things that make a big difference.” Those incremental changes have gone a long way in enhancing The Time Nyack’s atmosphere, and management plans to expand the space even further. Both Damiano and Morrissey are extremely enthusiastic about any opportunity to improve The Time Nyack and BV’s Grill which are “like a second home to us.”
The most apparent and understated luxury The Time Nyack has to offer is its spaciousness, which creates a very inviting and energetic atmosphere. Originally a factory, the building’s ground floor retains an open floor plan, and the loft-like rooms have vaulted ceilings. Wide hallways and expansive dining rooms are the first thing any visitor will notice walking into the main lobby. The hotel has 133 rooms, including several suites that have attached balconies, which are always the first ones to go, according to Damiano. All rooms have beautiful hardwood floors and ample space to stretch out. The hotel is pet-friendly because pets also deserve to be pampered.
The building’s cavernous esthetic lends itself to fantastic acoustics. Weddings, birthday parties, and comedy nights are common occurrences at The Time Nyack. The hotel also hosts pool parties, dating events, and corporate meetings. There is a standing happy hour Monday-Thursday, 4-7PM and Fridays 6-9PM, and local DJs are invited to perform Saturday nights. No matter when you visit, there is always something fun to do. “One of our aims is to provide the community with what they need and want,” said Rachael Solomon, The Time’s Marketing Manager while detailing the hotel’s extensive list of programming.
BV’s Grill is an integral part of The Time’s appeal and shares the management’s dedication to personalized service. Morrissey recently trimmed the restaurant’s menu in order to focus on perfecting the dishes offered, ensuring that the menu reflects his customers’ health-conscious palates. BV’s offers delicacies like shrimp and crab guacamole dip and Tomahawk steak while also serving simple bar fare like shrimp cocktails and buffalo cauliflower.
The property has undergone its share of growing pains, but the team at BV’s Grill and The Time Nyack remain completely dedicated to providing quality hospitality. “We’ve realized our potential,” said Damiano. Damiano boasted of low staff turnover and was quick to describe his workers as “the most loyal team in Nyack.” The hotel’s staff treat each other and their guests (and their guest’s pets) like family and are extremely proud to have a loyal following of repeat guests who have come to view The Time as a home away from home. Come on out and see why so many consider The Time the best hotel in Rockland.