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 luxury property has over 6,000 square feet of multi-purpose entertainment and meeting venues, each featuring natural light. Other amenities include a fitness center equipped with Peloton and Technogym equipment, a curated art collection spotlighting works by  both New York City and Los Angeles based artists and several food and beverage concepts including Bar Pendry, Garden Room and and signature restaurant, Zou Zou’s, which will offer an Eastern Mediterranean menu.

Spring 2022 will see the debut of a reservations-only whiskey bar on The Rooftop, serving the world’s finest Japanese whiskey and offering spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline.

Pendry is located in Manhattan West, one of Brookfield Properties’ most ambitious large-scale development projects to date. The eight-acre, six-building mixed-use complex is a “superblock” that stretches from 9th Avenue to 10th Avenue and from 31st to 33rd Streets, complete with 250,000 square feet of retail anchored by Peloton’s “Peloton Studios,” a 35,000-square-foot state-of-the-art flagship location, as well as a 60,000-square-foot Whole Foods Market. A vibrant urban plaza with landscaped gardens and dynamic street-front retail brings together high-end, experiential shops and more than 25 food and beverage concepts, and public art and events by Arts Brookfield, Brookfield’s award-winning arts and entertainment program. Part of this commitment to the arts is embodied in Midnight Theatre, a contemporary variety theatre that highlights talent from the worlds of magic, music, comedy, Broadway and more. Pendry Manhattan West will provide guests exclusive access to the theater.

“New York City is unlike anywhere else -- it has its own gravitational pull, and is the nexus of design, fashion, luxury, culinary innovation, and hospitality in America,” said Michael Fuerstman, Co-Founder and Creative Director, Pendry Hotels & Resorts. “Opening Pendry Manhattan West is an opportunity for us to bring the things that inspire us as a brand to this iconic and electric city – we could not be more honored than to help define a new neighborhood and culture center for one of the great cities in the world.”

Pendry Manhattan West’s meeting space includes a 1,600-square-foot ballroom, an open concept gallery, a boardroom, a 1,637-square-foot outdoor terrace space filled with greenery, the Vista Lounge (debuting spring 2022) and The Parlour & The Mural, two rooms on the fourth fllor tht offer 291 and 530 square feet of space, respectively, for private dining, small events and meetings.

https://www.pendry.com/manhattan-west/

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.

 

Promising “a modern stay in Amish country,” the Wyndham Lancaster Resort and Convention Center has completed the final phase of a $30-million multi-year makeover of the entire property, including its 317 guest rooms, event space, common areas and grounds.