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.

“On behalf of the entire team at Smyth Tribeca, we are thrilled to open our doors amidst such a poignant time of revival for New York City,” says Evan Altman, Senior Vice President, Lifestyle Hotels, Highgate. “We look forward to once again being an integral part of the fabric that makes up this vibrant community.”

 Smyth Tribeca has nearly 5,000 square feet of meeting space across five indoor and outdoor spaces. The largest, the 2,000-square-foot Penthouse Suite, which includes an outdoor terrace, accommodates 75 guests for a standing reception. Later this year, the food and beverage program will undergo a transformation including a new restaurant, lobby bar and private event space. smythtribeca.com

Temperatures are starting to dip in Seattle, but if you want to get in one last outdoor gathering before winter, consider The Rooftop at WeWork Cap Hill. Located on the penthouse level on 11th Avenue near Seattle’s storied Pine and Pike Streets, the space offers inviting landscapes and spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. Capacity: 74.  Bring sweaters and scarves!

 

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.

 

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.