Our mind is going round in circles. A sixth Thompson Hotel in Manhattan? Yet Stephen Brandman, now CEO and co-owner of Commune Hotels and Resorts, told us that the feel of this hotel will be a little different from the other Thompsons in town due to the historic nature of the building.
As for the hotel's name--will it remain 5 Beekman or use its historical Temple Court moniker or will it be a branded Thompson?--he said they are working on that right now.
But while this might be Thompson's sixth hotel in the city, the boutique lifestyle hotel brand is still pretty pumped they landed such a hot piece of real estate. Brandman even called it one of the most exciting hotel projects going on in New York City right now.
And he teased us with more expansion news for Thompson by saying, "Global expansion will happen before you think." But we'll have more on that tomorrow.