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Smyth, Thompson Hotels' fifth Manhattan property , celebrates TriBeCa's rich history and contemporary lifestyle. Conceived by architects Brennan Beer Gorman with interiors by Yabu Pushelberg, Smyth mixes sleek and modern design with rich and vintage accents to create a truly bespoke hotel. Smyth features 100 hotel rooms and amenites galore, providing a chic and unique experience. Guests can retreat to a cellar cocktail bar, or lounge and enjoy a drink in the lobby, dine at "Jour Et Nuit," by famed restauranteur Frederick Lesort, and experience the first-in-class , concierge services associated with Thompson Hotels.

Smyth - A Thompson Hotel 85 W Broadway New York, NY 10007 T 212.204.6485

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Thompson opens eighth hotel, Smyth, featuring designs by Yabu Pushelberg, food & beverage by Fredrick Lesort on the heels of the new Thompson Lower East Side

THOMPSON OPENS SMYTH HOTEL IN TRIBECA

New York, NY ­ 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. The building marks Jason Pomeranc's second hotel to open in 2009, joining Thompson Lower East Side. "Smyth's atmosphere is meant to invoke a feeling of sensibility and refinement, embodying a classic sense of 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 such as Prada, Louis Vuitton and Bergdof Goodman, were handpicked by Pomeranc to design the expansive lobby. Smyth is intended to represent a modern vision of sophisticated and yet understated elegance. Detailed craftsmanship fuses classic and modern, creating a unique contemporary style. Most notable is the eclectically sculpted lobby through the use of sumptuous fabrics and a mix of Brazilian modernist furniture and vintage pieces. 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 up-and-coming self taught Argentinean artist, Santiago Rubino, are featured in the lobby's interior, evoking ancient karmic beliefs in conjunction with modern street art. A similar amalgamation of diverse art mediums can be found in Pomeranc's Thompson LES Hotel, which showcases the visually arresting color field paintings of Peter Halley, photographs by Lee Friedlander, graphic paintings from Ryan McGinness as well as a photolithograph film still of Andy Warhol on the outdoor pool floor by muse Gerard Malanga. "At each hotel, and especially with Smyth and Thompson LES, we bring together diverse, creative visionaries to create a truly original style and experience," said Pomeranc. "It is this layering of artistic elements that makes our hotels contemporary and timeless." 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, which will serve cuisine inspired by the South of France. He will also serve 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. Smyth offers 100 guestrooms, 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 opulent Hans Grohe rain showerheads and fixtures. Signature suites offer floor to ceiling windows and private terraces with resonating Manhattan views. Each room provides robes by Frette, spa products by Kiehl's and linens by Sferra. Inroom pantries feature both Dean & Deluca snacks and Kiki de Montparnasse accessories.

Smyth's staff uniforms, designed by Helmut Lang, deliver a minimalist, chic and almost androgynous style, reinforcing the Mr. and Mrs. Smith identity. Previous fashion collaborations with Thompson Hotels have included; Rag & Bone, Rogan, Jennie Kayne and Rachel Zoe. 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 www.thompsonhotels.com. Throughout 2008, Thompson Hotels has made expansive developments within the hospitality industry through the openings of Gild Hall in the Financial District, Six Columbus in Midtown Manhattan, Thompson LES on the Lower East Side, as well as Thompson Beverly Hills in Los Angeles and Donovan House in Washington DC. Developments will continue internationally with the opening of Thompson Toronto in late 2009 and Thompson Seoul in 2011. 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 worldrenowned artists, thoughtful amenities, unparalleled service and end-destination restaurants and popular nightlife lounges, offering guests a truly unique and luxurious experience.

FACT SHEET

HOTEL Smyth ­ a Thompson Hotel 85 West Broadway New York, NY 10007 Tel: 212.587.7000 Fax: 212.587.7077 Reservations: 1.888.58SMYTH Email: [email protected] www.thompsonhotels.com Thompson Hotels 100 Vandam Street New York, NY 10013 Email: [email protected] Tribeca Associates LLC Walton Street Capital Barbara Lopez "Jour et Nuit" by Frederick Lesort Opening Late Spring 2009 Cellar Cocktail Lounge Opening Summer 2009 Lobby Bar PRESS INQUIRIES DOMESTIC STARWORKS Erica Cornwall Tel: 323.782.8630 Email: [email protected] The Brandman Agency Melanie Brandman Tel: 212 683.2442 Email: [email protected] 2008 BBG Yabu Pushelberg AvroKO John Sparagana Santiago Rubino Helmut Lang

MANAGEMENT

OWNERS GENERAL MANAGER RESTAURANT & BAR

PRESS INQUIRIES INTERNATIONAL & TRADE ORIGINALLY BUILT ARCHITECT INTERIOR DESIGN RESTAURANT DESIGN ARTISTS UNIFORMS

DESIGN FEATURES

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.

ACCOMMODATIONS

ROOMS AND SUITES All rooms and suites feature sleek stainless steel desks, custom made 400 thread count SFERRA linens, individual temperature control units, two phone lines with speaker and conference capabilities, and in-room safes. The bathrooms are replete with oversized terry-cloth robes by Frette as well as bath apothecary and spa products by Kiehl's. Entertainment options include a flat screen TV, ondemand movie library, I-POD and docking station which also serves as an alarm clock. Complimentary WI-FI and broadband internet access are provided throughout the hotel. In-room pantries offer both Dean & Deluca gourmet snacks and Kiki de Montparnasse accessories. Chambers Suite and Tribeca Suite Smyth's Chamber and Tribeca Suites both feature floor-to-ceiling windows, high ceilings and private terraces with memorable views. Each features a master bedroom, two full bathrooms, a corner lounge area and a separate dining room with a kitchenette. With expansive views of the Tribeca's vibrant skyline, these suites are perfect for private entertaining, in-house meetings or simply to relax.

SERVICES

24-hour Concierge Service 24-hour Room Service 24-hour Fitness Center Mobile Phones Available Laptop Computers Available Business Services Available Upon Request Daily Delivery of Domestic & International Newspapers Multi-Lingual Staff Twice Daily Housekeeping Service Wi-Fi Internet Access Valet Parking Chauffeured Car Services Priority Reservations at Sister Hotels in NYC 60 Thompson: Kittichai & A60 6 Columbus: Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar and Grill Gild Hall: The Libertine Thompson LES: Shang

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