It's the Little Things
by Sue Apfelbaum, 02/06/2013
Photo: Joe Buglewicz
Smyth Tribeca–a Thompson Hotel
85 West Broadway, 212-587-7000, TriBeCa, Manhattan
Pronounced "Smith" but spelled with a "y"—a visual reference to its location at the intersection where West Broadway and Hudson Street divide—the Smyth Tribeca has all the charms of home, albeit an impeccably curated one. The inviting, playful and sophisticated atmosphere is conveyed through Yabu Pushelberg's design choices. On the lobby level, you'll discover glass cabinets filled with vintage alarm clocks and metal wind-up toys, as well as salon-inspired nooks conducive to reading during the day and socializing at night. The 100 guest rooms are bright and warm, with walnut wood and chrome details, as well as rain showerheads in every bathroom. The inclusion of Kiehl's bath products and Dean & DeLuca snacks in the minibar are thoughtful and delightful nods to fellow downtown New York purveyors. For those with Kardashian-size budgets and parties, the penthouse suite, where the reality show Kourtney & Kim Take New York was set, offers walls of windows, a private terrace and a Danish Modern dining room table perfect for private dining or conferencing.