What’s new in New York? The Smyth TriBeCa Hotel at 85 West Broadway is on the radar. Famous bachelor and hip hotelier Jason Pomeranc is behind the edgy-luxe New York hotel. For the deaf, dumb and blind, Pomeranc, 37, is co-owner Thomson Hotels. He has a knack for capturing the essence of a neighborhood in his upscale hotels and has become something of a cultural barometer.
For those flying into the city for the annual April Robert de Niro-founded TriBeCa Film Festival keep the Smyth Hotel in mind.Â The Smyth features loft-style rooms with flats screens, iPod dockting stations, and Kiehl’s bod products. What’s more, restaurateur Frederick Lesort is in on the project. The industrial district turned celebrity homing ground of TriBeCa borders SoHo and Lower Manhattan. If you’re not transient then look to the Smyth residencies. There are a few units for sale on the top of the fourteen-story building. Buying into the contemporary aesthetic would also buy you into the rooftop bar and ultimately a hip scene.