• Hotel Anthracite Reflects Carbondale’s History

     
    FROM THE Fall 2018 ISSUE
     

    New Hotel Spotlight

Hotel Anthracite, a 61-room property along the Lackawanna Heritage River Trail, features modern décor that reflects Carbondale’s coal mining history. Although Hotel Anthracite’s current location is only a few years old, its presence in downtown Carbondale dates back to the late 1800s. According to Director of Marketing Sarah O’Fee, the original Hotel Anthracite opened in 1894 on the corner of Main and Sixth. 

“In 1966, the Zazzera and Murgia families modernized the location and relaunched as the Anthracite Hotel. Where our current hotel stands today was the Irving Theatre for five decades, which closed in 1973,” O’Fee says. 

The hotel offers standard, deluxe and suite style rooms. All rooms come with one king or two queen Simmons BeautyRest beds and views of the city, hillside or courtyard. Additionally, each room has a refrigerator, coffee service and organic luxury bath products. Other hotel amenities include free Wi-Fi, a fitness center, a bike share and free passes to the local YMCA.

Hotel Anthracite also has 6,400 square feet of meeting and event space, including an on-site restaurant. The Canary Café provides guests with welcome wine upon check-in and a relaxing space ideal for smaller meetings and executive sessions. Other available event spaces include Gravity Hall, which has a capacity of 350, and Kōl Steakhouse, which seats 75. Both can be reserved for private dining groups. 

Gravity Hall functions simultaneously as both a meeting and dining space and is equipped with presentation technology including a drop-down screen, an HD data projector and a sound system with wireless microphones. 

“Business meetings benefit from our ability to split the ballroom into meeting and dining spaces, keeping the team together throughout the day,” O’Fee says. 

A new hotel flag is flying in Manhattan. Pendry Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of Pendry Manhattan West, the brand’s first hotel in New York City. In collaboration with Brookfield Properties, the hotel is designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, and features 164 luxury guest rooms, including 30 suites, with interiors by Gachot Studios.

 

The Smyth Tribeca is welcoming guests again, this time as a newly independent hotel. The 100-room hotel first opened as a Thompson Hotel in 2009 and was rebranded an AKA property in 2018. Now, after being closed since March 2020, Smyth Tribeca will be run by Highgate, a real estate investment and hospitality management company.

 

With high-tech, low-touch amenities like self-check-in at airline-style kiosks and deliveries via YO2D2, the hotel’s friendly resident robot, YOTEL Boston is well positioned to welcome meetings back comfortably and safely. Now as part of its “SmartStay” safety measures, the property, which has 326 guest rooms, or “cabins” in YOTEL lingo, has introduced a second robot, Vi-YO-Let, to offer UVD-grade sanitization and disinfection throughout high-touch public spaces and selected rooms.