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Thompson Hotels Opens Eighth Hotel, Smyth Hotel in NYC's TriBeCa;
Features Designs by Yabu Pushelberg, Food & Beverage
by Frederick Lesort


NEW YORK, March 26, 2009 - Thompson Hotels, in collaboration with Tribeca Partners announces the opening of Smyth, its fifth Urban Resort in Manhattan. Custom-tailored to its TriBeCa location, Smyth draws its inspiration from the vibrant neighborhood; offering an intimate hideaway of 100 guestrooms in a newly-constructed building on West Broadway and Chambers Street. 

"Smyth's atmosphere invokes a feeling of sensibility and refinement, embodying romantic elegance with contemporary influences," said Pomeranc, co-owner of Thompson Hotels. "Conceptually named for the anonymity of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, we sought to provide a feeling of refuge; a comfortable and intimate destination for our guests." 

Renowned architects BBG designed Smyth incorporating massive windows with vertical accents of dark grey mullions, to offer panoramic views of the five-street junction below. Design duo Yabu Pushelberg, best known for their expertise in creating timeless interiors for luxury clients, were handpicked by Pomeranc to design the expansive lobby. Detailed craftsmanship fuses classic and modern, creating a unique contemporary style. 

Art by John Sparagana adorns each guest room, adding an essence of individuality through his collections of magazine pages hand worked into unique, deconstructed objects. Paintings by self taught Argentinean artist, Santiago Rubino, are featured in the lobby's interior, evoking ancient karmic beliefs in conjunction with modern street art.

Pomeranc has brought in Restaurateur Frederick Lesort, the driving force behind some of Manhattan's most eclectic lounges and dining establishments, to open the Lobby Bar. Lesort's concept for Smyth's 24-hour room service menu is based upon a French style brasserie. In the spring of 2009, Lesort will open Jour et Nuit Restaurant & Lounge, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week, with an espresso bar offering artisanal sandwiches and pastries during the day and cured meats with alcoholic beverages at night. The bi-level space, designed by the AvroKO group, will provide an authentic French experience. The lower level Cellar Cocktail Lounge will offer a luxurious hideaway for guests and locals to imbibe on unique cocktails. 

Guestrooms are presented in a vintage wine tone, with rich walnut paneling, chrome accented furniture and hallways textured with maroon ostrich embossed leather walls. Marble bathrooms are complete with Hans Grohe rain showerheads and fixtures. Signature suites offer floor to ceiling windows and private terraces with resonating views. Each room provides robes by Frette, spa products by Kiehl's and linens by Sferra. In-room pantries feature Dean & Deluca snacks and Kiki de Montparnasse accessories.

Staff uniforms, designed by Helmut Lang, deliver a minimalist, chic and almost androgynous style, reinforcing the Mr. and Mrs. Smith identity. 


The Smyth lobby, designed by famed Yabu Pushelberg, features modern interiors with a classic twist, drawing inspiration from the vibrant surrounding neighborhood. The space resonates with a romantic notion of an elegance of years gone by and the ambience reflects the fine balance of wit and refinement of a gentleman. The materiality speaks to that of a fine, tailored bespoke suit – pairing sumptuousness fabrics with a curated collection of custom and vintage furniture. A sense of craftsmanship can be seen in each and every vignette; creating an eclectic sculpted lobby for all guests to enjoy. The lobby is a call-back to a London gentlemen’s club; featuring a lobby bar and fireplaces surrounded by a luxe seating area of vintage and modern furniture. 

The 100 contemporary, loft-style guestrooms, presented in a vintage wine tone, are outfitted with rich walnut paneling and furniture accompanied by chrome accents. The full marble bathroom is complete with opulent “Hans Grohe” figures: lavishly designed with rain showerheads, luxurious fixtures, a centerpiece floating sink and features a floor-to-ceiling translucent glass shower wall that discreetly separates it from the bedroom.

Thompson Hotels
100 Vandam Street
New York, NY 10013

Tribeca Associates LLC
Walton Street Capital

Barbara Lopez

Smyth is located at 85 West Broadway in the heart of TriBeCa. Hotel rates range from $275 for a standard room, $575 for a king suite, and $3,500 for the penthouse. For reservations or more information, please call 212.587.7000 or visit

Thompson Hotels also includes 60 Thompson Hotel, in New York City, and the famed Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Thompson is a partnership consisting of Larry, Michael and Jason Pomeranc and Stephen Brandman, offering a quiet luxury to their chic, urban clientele. Thompson continues to expand their portfolio of elite hotels in gateway cities throughout North America. With upcoming properties, Thompson Toronto and Thompson Seoul, they will make their first international expansion. Each hotel is filled with contemporary yet classic design, art by world-renowned artists, thoughtful amenities, unparalleled service and end-destination restaurants and popular nightlife lounges, offering guests a truly unique and luxurious experience.


Thompson Hotels

Also See: Thompson Hotels' 4th New York Hotel, the 127 room Thompson LES, Brings Industrial Cool to the Lower East Side / March 2009


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