Joie to the World! New York Will Get A JDV Hotel
Hard to believe it's been exactly nine months since we first learned that Joie De Vivre (JDV) and Thompson merged under one brand known as Commune. In March, Thompson announced their takeover of the historic 5 Beekman building in the Financial District (making it Thompson's sixth Manhattan hotel).
But now it sounds like things are really picking up over at Commune HQ, with two big announcements coming out in the past few weeks. First off, the company appointed a new CEO, Niki Leondakis, who, interestingly, comes straight out of Kimpton, where she served as COO.
Secondly, and this is the biggie: TravelWeekly tells us that JDV will be opening their first-ever New York hotel, a 250-room property. No deets on location, rates, or opening date yet, but—we're excited.
After all, New York could do with a little joie de vivre right about now...
For those of you who don't know, JDV is a San Francisco-based boutique chain, with over 30 hotels mostly in California, though openings in Scottsdale, Chicago and Honolulu have indicated that the company is setting its sights outside the Golden State.
And now with the New York property, it's clear JDV has bigger plans in store. We're guessing they'll pick a downtown location—in fact probably somewhere near its sibling Thompson hotels (60 Thompson, Thompson LES, Smyth Tribeca, Gild Hall, and the forthcoming 5 Beekman).
But which one will open first? Thompson or JDV? The race is on!
To read about our experience sleeping in a JDV bed in Los Angeles, click here!