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Sixty Hotels to Return to Miami Beach with The Nautilus Hotel

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  Site Where: 1825 Collins Avenue [map], Miami Beach, FL, United States, 33139
May 12, 2014 at 8:59 AM | by | Comments (0)

Sixty Hotels, the lifestyle hotel group that consists of four former Thompson Hotels, is adding to its collection with The Nautilus Hotel in Miami Beach, an iconic property originally designed by architect Morris Lapidus in the 1950s.

In recent years, the oceanfront hotel at 1825 Collins Avenue, went by the name, Continental South Beach, and offered a rather sub-par South Beach experience. But now Sixty Hotels will renovate the property from top to bottom, to transform it into a "luxury beach house" with both an international and residential feel.

"South Beach is a natural fit for our clientele, who appreciate a great night out just as much as the rich sense of architectural history the hotel and its surroundings offer," said Jason Pomeranc in a statement.

The hotel will have 251 rooms with 29 suites and two signature penthouses with ocean views and a private garden terrace. All guest rooms will have a "soothing" color palette, along with SFERRA linens, gourmet mini-bars and amenities by REN, a skincare line that's hard to find in American hotels.

There's no photos or renderings of the property available yet, aside from these old nostalgic snapshots, but here's how Sixty describes: the decor and design (from Caroline Giraud-Sukornyk of CG Design and Miami-based architecture firm, Arquitectonica.)

Upon entering, guests will be immediately met with an unpretentious beach vibe with nautical accents and tufted grey linen sofas that and metallic orange leather chairs at the concierge desk brighten the space with eye catching pops of color. Furthering the beach home feel that the property brings as its design inspiration is the use of materials throughout the lobby area such as grey concrete, glove leather, various stones and linen chairs and sofas, reminiscent of those found in global beachfront estates. Timeless and sophisticated, the Nautilus South Beach will combine subtle design with attentive service.

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A Letter from the 'Innkeepers' at Sixty Hotels

February 24, 2014 at 10:18 AM | by | Comments (0)

Now that Sixty Hotels is officially up and running, you might be wondering what this new hotel collective is all about. (Remember, the four hotels that comprise Sixty Hotels were formally known as Thompson Hotels.) Well, look no further.

Below is an exclusive letter from the "innkeepers" at Sixty Hotels--Jason Pomeranc, Lawrence Pomeranc, Michael Pomeranc and Stephen Brandman--that clarifies what Sixty Hotels are all about and what they want to be. Trust us, you'll want to read this all the way through.

It’s simple. We've always been SIXTY. Since the opening days of 60 Thompson in 2001, we've delighted in overhearing people on the street enthusing, “I'm staying at SIXTY” or “Lets meet for a cocktail at SIXTY.” SIXTY quickly became part of the downtown Manhattan vernacular, the catchword for a truly distinctive inn, experience, brand, and destination for international travelers and streetwise New Yorkers alike. It's this SIXTY experience we infuse in all of our inn destinations, and we're taking that name and making it ours through and through.

Keep reading for more from the innkeepers!

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Sixty Hotels Are Now Officially In Place

February 5, 2014 at 9:19 AM | by | Comments (0)

Just a few short months after unveiling their logo, The Sixty Collective has made the full-blown separation from its former company, Thompson Hotels. But remember, the Sixty Hotels moniker only applies to four hotels, per the separation terms with Commune Hotels & Resorts (you can get up to speed on that break-up here.)

And yes, that means the lovely 60 Thompson Hotel has to lose the Thompson bit. It will go by the name Sixty Soho.

We first noticed the name change on the brand's social media channels. Here's what their Twitter bio (@SixtyHotels) now reads:

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And Now, This is The Logo for Sixty Hotels

November 12, 2013 at 9:29 AM | by | Comments (0)

It's been a roller coaster ride this past week for hotelier Jason Pomeranc and his partners in crime lifestyle hotels.

After we got word that one of the hotels they left behind in the Commune/Thompson split wanted out of the Commune, Pomeranc, along with Stephen Brandman and his brothers Michael and Larry Pomeranc, announced the new name of their hotel group, The Sixty Collective, an obvious homage to the original Thompson Hotel, 60 Thompson.

While we were still digesting the new name, another report landed that said the owners of 6 Columbus wanted out of the Collective and back into the Commune. (The owners apparently did not even know their Commune had become a Collective.)

But the boys were back on top last night at the Cornell Hotel Show cocktail party in New York. The event was held at the Grand Hyatt as a kickoff for the International Hotel, Motel & Restaurant Show. All that backslapping, LinkedIn friending and industry networking aside, the party served as the stage for the unveiling of the Sixty Hotels logo. Tah-dah! Here it is. We're loving the infinity logo that's worked into the 60. We're just relieved the idea of a phoenix rising from the ashes above Thompson LES was nixed. Har, har.

But wait, there's more. There's also a website!

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There's a Fight Brewing Over Who Will Run 6 Columbus

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  Site Where: 6 Columbus Circle [map], New York, NY, United States, 10023
November 11, 2013 at 10:14 AM | by | Comments (0)

On the heels of Jason Pomeranc's announcement that he would be rebranding his hotel company as Sixty Hotels comes some sour news about the fate of 6 Columbus. Specifically, the hotel's owners are asking Pomeranc and his partners to leave their management contract.

Crain's New York reports that the hotel's owners were not aware that Pomeranc's former partner, Commune Hotels, who is now the sole owner of the Thompson Hotels brand, was no longer managing the property. Um, what? Sounds like the 308 Hotel Corp needs to start reading HotelChatter a little more often.

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And Jason Pomeranc's New Hotel Brand Will Be Called...

November 6, 2013 at 11:11 AM | by | Comments (0)

Sixty Hotels.

We weren't too far off on Monday when we mentioned that former Thompson hotelier Jason Pomeranc, his brothers Michael and Larry and their longtime partner, Stephen Brandman, had trademarked the name Sixty House Hotels.

But in today's Wall Street Journal, it was revealed that the hotel will be a part of the Sixty Collective with each property going by the Sixty Hotel moniker. (Remember, as part of the deal with Commune, Pomeranc and co. still have 60 Thompson, Thompson LES, 6 Columbus and Thompson Beverly Hills in their portfolio.)

Here's what Pomeranc told the WSJ about starting over again.

"In some ways, yes, we're back to where we started," Mr. Pomeranc said in an interview. "But it's obviously starting from a different perspective with a lot more experience, a lot more focus and a different place in the industry than we were before."

He said he hoped the new company would turn out to be a "360-degree culture experience" that involved "communicating not only through our properties" but also through print, film and new media.

Which when you go way back into the early Thompson Hotel days, that's what they were always about--merging a hotel stay with cool culture.

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Does The Hollywood Roosevelt Want to Escape The Commune?

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  Site Where: 7000 Hollywood Boulevard [map], Hollywood, CA , United States, 90028
November 4, 2013 at 3:07 PM | by | Comments (0)

When Thompson Hotels' Jason Pomeranc and his partners left the Commune Hotels collection the other month, they walked away with Thompson's prized NYC properties but had to leave a few choice hotels behind as well as the beloved Thompson name.

Now, as Pomeranc and co. toil away on their new boutique hotel brand, we're getting word from some super secret hotel insiders that the Hollywood Roosevelt wants out of the Commune. We're not exactly sure of the reason but there is speculation that the hotel's owners liked the Pomeranc association. But again, this is purely speculation.

Indeed, a spokesperson for Thompson and Commune told us that the Hollywood Roosevelt "will remain a Thompson-branded property under Commune's management."

Keep reading for some hotel rumor mongering!

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Will Hotel Victor Merge With Gianni Versace's Old Mansion in South Beach? Posible!

Where: 1116 Ocean Drive [map], Miami Beach, FL, United States, 33139
September 18, 2013 at 8:54 AM | by | Comment (1)

Some crazy news out of Miami yesterday. Gianni Versace's former South Beach residence, Casa Casuarina, was sold yesterday for $41.5 million to a company called VM South Beach LLC, whose principals include the Nakash Family, who in turn own Jordache jeans. Versace being taken over by Jordache? We never thought this day would happen. But wait, there's even more shocking news.

Most recently, Versace's abode had been a 10-room boutique hotel called The Villa By Barton G. Before that it was a members-only club by the name of Casa Casauarina. Now, the new owners plan on turning it into a hotel (again) and they want to merge it with another one of the properties they own--The Hotel Victor which sits next door.

But wait, isn't the Victor about to turn into a Civilian Hotel new hotel from the Thompson Hotel founders? That's what we thought. But the Nakash family, who also own the Breakwater and Hotel Ocean, is saying they want to merge the two properties and rebrand the whole shebang using the Versace name.

'We'd like the public to use it, so we're going to create a hotel that will be consolidated with the Victor,' Nakash said. 'We're going to use the name Versace after we receive OK from the family.'

Ay dios mio. Mamma mia. We need a drink.

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The Original Founders of Thompson Hotels Will Release a New Brand Name Soon

September 12, 2013 at 11:51 AM | by | Comments (2)

It's only been about six weeks since Thompson Hotels parted ways (and ceded their name and brand) with Commune Hotels & Resort, but the boutique hospitality world is anxiously awaiting to see what Thompson's original founders will do next.

When we bumped into suave hotelier Jason Pomeranc a few weeks ago, he told us "the old band was getting back together" meaning himself, his brothers Michael and Larry and their right-hand operations whiz, Stephen Brandman.

Today, Brandman confirmed to us that the "four original founders of Thompson Hotels are back to doing what we do." And what they do is create cool boutique hotel experiences with hot restaurants and exclusive bars attached. And hotel owners and developers want in on it.

"It's a nice feeling for all of us," Brandman said. "Because people are so interested in what we are going to do next and so many hotel developers are approaching us, saying, 'We want to work with you guys.'"

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Thompson Hotel Founders Part Ways with Commune; Some Thompson Hotels To Rebrand

August 5, 2013 at 2:05 PM | by | Comments (0)

The other week, we were searching hard for information about the reopening of the Thompson Ocean Drive hotel in Miami Beach yet we were met with absolute silence when it came to the matter of the hotel's name change--would it go ahead with the Thompson name or stick with the original moniker, Hotel Victor?

Well, today's HUGE news from Commune Hotels has answered that question. No, it will not be a Thompson hotel in name, mainly because Thompson Hotels' founders--Jason Pomeranc and his brothers, have sold out the rest of the company, including the Thompson name, to Commune. Get comfortable, because this is going to take a while to explain.

Way back in 2011, Joie de Vive Hotels linked up with Thompson Hotels and the two formed Commune Hotels and Resorts. Joie de Vivre was fresh off its own acquisition from Geolo Capital, founded by Hyatt heir, John Pritzker (he has nothing to do with Hyatt Hotels today btw.) The two companies, Geolo Capital and Thompson BP, were equal partners in the formation of Commune Hotels although Thompson Hotels would be its own brand, as would Joie de Vivre, as would the spin-off brand of Thompson Hotels, Tommie Hotels.

Fast forward to today and all brands are expanding to new locations as everyone hoped they would. Commune even managed to snag Niki Leondakis away from Kimpton Hotels. And now, Commune has bought out the Pomeranc brothers. Here's the parting statement Jason Pomeranc gave today:

"After nearly 15 years, my brothers Lawrence, Michael and I are incredibly proud to see how Thompson Hotels has evolved into an enormously impactful global hospitality brand," said Jason Pomeranc. "We now look forward to exciting new endeavors and wish John Pritzker and the entire Commune family well."

So the pressing question is, who gets what in the deal? Here's how it all shakes out:

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Meet Tommie: The New Hotel Brand from Commune and Thompson Hotels

May 29, 2013 at 12:19 AM | by | Comments (0)

Commune Hotels & Resorts have finally unveiled the name of the long-awaited, “value-conscious” spin-off brand to Thompson Hotels. That would be TOMMIE. As you can probably tell from its name, Tommie is going after the hottest demographic right now, The Millennials (aka younger folk.)

The brand is described as being “borne from the savvy of Thompson Hotels and the playful approachability of Joie de Vivre, defining utilitarian chic." In case you forgot, Thompson merged with Joie de Vivre to form Commune. This is the first brand from the merged companies. Here’s what proud father, Jason Pomeranc, had to say about the new addition to his Thompson family:

“Tommie is about stripping away the non-essentials to create a functional efficiency. Everything is beautiful, but also has a purpose,” said Jason Pomeranc, co-chair of Commune Hotels & Resorts and founder of Thompson Hotels. “We are creating hotels that will appeal to youthful, design savvy, connected, and discerning travelers seeking responsible and immersive experiences. Tommie will be a choice, not of economy but of desire.”

So what's there to "desire" about Tommie? Hint: It begins with Wi and ends with Fi! Keep reading to find out!

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The Guys at 60 Thompson Just Got A Little More Fashionable

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  Site Where: 60 Thompson Street [map], New York, NY, United States, 10012
April 11, 2012 at 2:44 PM | by | Comments (0)

It's no secret that the handsome doormen of New York's coolest boutique hotels could (and do) work part-time as male models (we still wish we had gotten a close-up of this guy) but today, we've got an actual modeling shoot from the male employees at 60 Thompson.

Here they are posing in their new uniforms designed by fashion label, Theory, with some style input from Thompson's own Jason Pomeranc. A hotel rep tells us originally the unis were done by Tophat but then were mixed and matched with various retail items until the new Theory threads arrived. Overall, it's a stylin' yet still casual look. We like.

We've got a couple of more photos after the jump. And yes, you're welcome!

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