With a new lease on life, the Beekman is now a 287-room, 45-suite, two-duplex property in Lower Manhattan—and one of the most anticipated New York hotel openings in years.

For those clutching their pearls, worrying that the renovations will change their beloved Ritz, don’t worry. It’s still the same old place—just much, much better.

The subversive genius of Cité du Vin is in the modern, forward-facing way it celebrates a timeless pleasure, aiming to bring a personal and tactile element to the often all-too-serious historical and cultural understanding of wine.