Now that we've dabbled in 85 Adams today, it's time to focus on a different 85. Take a trip with us, if you will, back across the Manhattan Bridge and over by City Hall, to 85 West Broadway. What you'll find there is the next Jason Pomeranc hotel project, called the Smyth. Now, HotelChatter already made mention of the Smyth in December, but Braden Keil fills in the sketch with some nice color, and by "nice color," we mean, "holy crap it's a condo-hotel!"
Well, sorta. Fifteen one- and two-bedroom apartments priced between $1 and $5 million will go on sale through Stribling in March, but Pomeranc says the units are first or second homes, not typical condo-hotel units where the rooms get rented out while the owner is away. Buyers will still get hotel amenities such as room and maid service. The 100-room hotel will open in (snicker) winter '08. It will feature a gym, a multi-level restaurant with a lounge and cellar bar, and a public rooftop bar that will definitely be the place to see and be seen, as long as the polar ice caps haven't melted by the time the ribbon is cut.
· Pomeranc's Smyth to be Cutting Edge [NYPost]
· Jason Pomeranc Blazes On in Tribeca [HotelChatter]
· LES Mania #2: Pomeranc on Allen Goes Black [Curbed]