We ask the questions: Philip Truelove of the Greenwich Hotel New York

Greenwich Hotel NY lobbyIn our series of insider interviews with hoteliers, we caught up with Philip Truelove (what a name!) – GM at Bob de Niro’s super-cool hangout, The Greenwich Hotel in New York – to find out what makes him tick and reveal some behind-the-scenes goings-on (You lookin’ at me?). The Greenwich is located in – clue’s in the name folks – Greenwich Village, just north of TriBeCa, and is one of Mr & Mrs Smith’s favourite New York boutique hotels.

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Introduce yourself to our captive audience: tell us who you are, where you are, and what you do…

My background is influenced by a multitude of countries: I was born in Sri Lanka, educated in Europe and, as well as working in both London and Paris, have worked in three major US cities – Washington DC, Los Angeles and, of course, New York. I have owned an Inn on an island in Maine for the last 13 years and am General Manager at the Greenwich Hotel, New York.

What makes the Greenwich Hotel so special? How would you describe its style?

Hotel or house swap?

Well, hotels obviously. But then I'm biased. Thing is what do you do if you need to stay away for a longer period, with the…