Hotel at a Glance: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel New York City - Financial District
Set on the southern tip of Manhattan, this DoubleTree hotel offers sweeping views of the city, Brooklyn, and Ellis Island. The 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner is conveniently close to the Battery Park ferry to the Statue of Liberty and to public transportation leading to Midtown and Times Square.
- Eightstone Restaurant & Bar: The hotel's elegant onsite restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
- Chocolate chip welcome: Enjoy a freshly baked DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie upon arrival.
- Break a sweat in the fitness center.
- Get down to business at the 24-hour, fully equipped business center.
Manhattan's Financial District: Wall Street, Skyscrapers, Museums, and a Memorial
Once the sole province of day-traders and bankers working frenetic jobs at the New York Stock Exchange, the Federal Reserve Bank, and other world-renowned institutions on Wall Street and Broad Street, the Financial District has in recent years begun to attract its fair share of full-time residents. Today, more than 56,000 people live in the neighborhood, which borders Battery Park on the southern tip of Manhattan.
The population boom has brought new cultural attractions along with it. At the eastern edge of Fulton Street, the revitalized South Street Seaport historic district is where you'll find some of the oldest architecture in downtown Manhattan as well as renovated sailing ships, the former Fulton Fish Market, and an up-close view of the Brooklyn Bridge. Back on Wall Street, the New York City Police Museum provides an in-depth look at the history of the NYPD via an array of interactive exhibits.
Of course, the Financial District was once home to the World Trade Center towers, which were destroyed in the attacks of September 11, 2001. Where the Twin Towers once stood, six new skyscrapers are being built in their place, including One World Trade Center, the tallest building in the western hemisphere. A memorial to the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives in the attacks is now open for visits.