New York City’s TriBeCa neighborhood over the past several years has gained fame for its residents, including actor Robert DeNiro, its film festival of the same name, and the revitalization of the historic industrial buildings that line its cobblestone streets.
Indeed, TriBeCa (Triangle Below Canal Street) has come a long way from its early 19th Century agricultural roots. Now comes Smyth Tribeca, a 100-room hotel located in the heart of the neighborhood on the corner of West Broadway and Chambers.
In case that address sounds familiar, it’s because the “new” Smyth is an independent reimagination of a property that was formerly a part of both the Thompson and AKA organizations.
“The hotel has been a part of the neighborhood for over a decade, so it is already elemental to TriBeCa culture,” said Ryan Eddy, area vice president of sales and marketing for Highgate, whose hospitality management portfolio includes other properties in New York, as well as Boston, Miami, San Francisco and Honolulu, with a growing Caribbean and Latin America footprint.
The Smyth Tribeca fits in perfectly with several of Highgate’s luxury neighborhood hotels, such as The Row Hotel in New York City; The Newbury in Boston; and even The Marker in Key West, FL. It’s an ideal headquarters hotel to discover—or rediscover—New York City in a post-pandemic world, and specifically, one of the City’s more eclectic neighborhoods.
“Smyth Tribeca was designed with a distinctly residential vibe, intended to serve as a home away from home for visitors and locals alike,” Eddy said. “As a restful haven following long days of exploration, we want guests to remember a sense of warmth, welcome and connection—to the property, to the TriBeca neighborhood, to the city of New York, to themselves and to each other.
“So much of travel is blended with work and leisure these days. The hotel has something for everyone— many rooms include desks for remote work and also pull-out couches for the kids. The 16 suites provide ample space for anyone seeking extra room,” he added.
Each of Smyth’s guest rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows, marble bathrooms and views of lower Manhattan. The Penthouse Suite offers 1,200 square feet of indoor space equipped with a full kitchen, living and dining room, two bathrooms, master bedroom and a show-stopping 800-square-foot terrace. The 1,000-square-foot Smyth Suite includes a living area and dining table with seating for eight, a workstation, two bathrooms and a 300-square-foot private terrace boasting expansive views of the city skyline.
“Over the years, guests and locals alike have come to see Smyth as a staple in the neighborhood,’’ Eddy said. “Smyth is inviting with its simple yet sophisticated style, representative of what trendy and bohemian yet family-friendly TriBeca is known for. The hotel is the perfect complement for the neighborhood, and its recent enhancements and upcoming activations will only heighten its standing.”
Among those activations, the food and beverage program at Smyth will also undergo what Eddy calls a “a robust transformation,” including a new restaurant, lobby bar and private event space. The addition of a yet-to-be-announced culinary partner, Eddy said, will place Smyth Tribeca at the center of TriBeCa’s booming culinary scene.
“Following a deeply trying year, people are eager to connect again—with themselves, with their loved ones, with their favorite destinations,” Eddy said. “Offering a true neighborhood experience, Smyth TriBeCa’s rebirth coincides with New York City’s revitalization, inviting guests to embrace Manhattan again. It’s a great home base for people looking to rediscover New York and the boutiques, restaurants and galleries of TriBeCa.
“Smyth Tribeca was designed to feel like a home-away-from-home, a place where visitors can settle in and make themselves comfortable as they explore Manhattan,’’ Eddy said. “It’s important that we foster a sense of connection between our guests and the neighborhood, giving them the feeling that all of TriBeca is at their fingertips. We want guests to remember a sense of warmth from their stay and walk away knowing that Smyth Tribeca is always waiting to welcome them back.
“Our new restaurant and food and beverage program will yet again position Smyth as a hub of the bustling nightlife and social scene that downtown is known for. It’s been a quiet 18 months, but New York, its residents and its visitors are ready to make some noise again,” he concluded.