The Smyth Debuts New Re-design

Friday, January 23, 2015
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The Smyth, a Thompson hotel, debuted its new lobby, bar and restaurant in New York’s Tribeca neighborhood. The redesign was undertaken by local, Soho-based designers Gachot Studios, who crafted the new spaces to be reflective of the neighborhood environment and transformed the existing architecture of the ground floor into a series of intimate spaces perfect for engaging conversation.

“We set out to create a welcoming and familiar environment, which inspired us to approach the project as if it were a private home,” commented Christine Gachot, co-founder of the studio.

This environment was created by dividing the Lobby into the Living Room, Den, Library and Evening Bar and by decorating in a mix of Scandinavian and American mid-century furniture with rich textures and a neutral color palette sourced almost entirely from local designers. The space is punctuated by original art, books and photography handpicked by the Gachot team from local gallery owners and friends.

The Evening Bar is a modern interpretation of a classic hotel bar with a unique, seasonal cocktail menu created by Anne Robinson. The settings showpiece is a four panel frieze mural depicting archetypal scenes from Tribeca’s history by Brooklyn based artist Matthew Benedict. The Gachots’ focus on comfort and craft continues with Little Park the new seasonal restaurant by award winning chef Andrew Carmellini (who also heads the Evening Bar as well).

The hotel’s 100 guest rooms and suites were also refreshed and are ready to receive guests.


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