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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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6 Columbus, a Thompson Hotel.
We are still reeling from the news yesterday that JDV Hotels and Thompson Hotels have merged but while we fret over details like--what will happen to the free WiFi at JDV Hotels (because Thompson charges) and will there be a new loyalty program and what will this new branded logo look like--John Pritzker, the Hyatt heir whose Geolo Capital took over JDV and is now a major partner in the new JT Hospitality, spoke with the Chicago Tribune about the merger.
And he had some interesting things to say, including recounting how Jason Pomeranc can "BEE" adventurous at times. But being serious hotel geeks that we are, we were more interested in learning how these two hotels will blend together. Pritzker said:
It's like two people who met at a party and said, "Hey, I want to hang out with you." This feels like two families getting together, not two faceless corporations. I go to New York and hang out with these guys all the time. Thompson's ethos is the edgy, hip L.A./Manhattan feel, and ours is more of an earthy California feel. I think it's important that we each hold on to our personalities.
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What do you get when you merge The Custom Hotel with The Hollywood Roosevelt? JT HOSPITALITY. Note: JT is not actually involved in this one.
When we got an email in our inboxes a short while ago with the subject heading, "JOIE DE VIVRE HOSPITALITY AND THOMPSON HOTELS MERGE" we thought for sure someone was playing a prank on us. Or maybe that someone was celebrating April Fools Day six months early.
But given that the news came from JDV's director of public relations, we knew that this was no joke. So now let's get into the details of this seemingly unholy merger.
The merger took effect on October 1st and it is purely a management partnership involving only hotel management operations but not real estate assets. Together, the company will now be known as JT Hospitality (did anyone just think of Justin Timberlake? We did.) and will manage 45 properties under the Thompson and JDV brands. The company is set to be officially announced/rebranded in early 2012 when the global branding strategy is rolled out.
Thompson's CEO and co-owner Stephen Brandman has been named CEO of JT Hospitality and the company will be headquartered in NYC. John Pritzker, whose private equity firm, Geolo Capital, took a majority stake in JDV last year, will serve as co-chairman as will Jason Pomeranc, Thompson Hotel's other co-owner and poster boy.
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When Thompson Hotels peaced out of the Sagamore Hotel in South Beach way back when, they got busy expanding their hotel collection elsewhere--New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Chicago and even London. But now Jason Pomeranc and co. are strapping on their roller blades and coasting along Ocean Drive once again.
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It's nearly summer and you know what that means--hotel rooftop party time! And now, it looks like we have a new addition to our NYC Hotel Rooftops list--Above 6 at Six Columbus from Thompson Hotels, which is now open.
Following in the footsteps of its sister hotels and their own rooftop lounges--60 Thompson (Above 60), Thompson LES (Above Allen), Thompson Beverly Hills (Above TBH), and Donovan House (Above DC or ADC)--Above 6 will feature killer views of the city (duh) but also a retractable roof, making it all-weather friendly and saucy alcoholic concoctions from the Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill (also located at the bottom of the hotel.)
The menu features a selection of bespoke refreshments such as the Hummingbird, (Avinyo Cava, St. Germain, Club Soda, and Yama Momo), reinventions of old standards such as the Siberian Sunrise (Zyr Vodka, fresh grapefruit juice, and fresh lime juice), and a carefully curated selection of sakes, wines, and spirits to compliment the breezy summer evenings.
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It's what you've been waiting all year for--The 2010 HotelChatter Awards! We'll be bringing you the best and worst of the year all day today and part of tomorrow. Agree or disagree with our picks? Air your thoughts in comments below.
Where have all the hoteliers gone? Have bigger hotel brands finally pushed out the hip, cool, trendsetting, modelizing, jetsetting hotelier? That's what it seems like.
Just looking at six new hotels that are opening/have opened in NYC recently, four of them are from larger hotel brands (namely Starwood.) And in the coming years, both Hyatt Hotels and Hotel Indigo plan on saturating Manhattan with their brand.
With our usual staple of hoteliers just kicking back and relaxing (see below), we were hard pressed to find someone actively expanding his or her hotel collection. Then we remembered:
The Soho House Hotels, the members-only clubs with hotel rooms attached for both members and non-members alike.
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The old Sheraton Belgravia is getting Thompson-ized!
Summer 2011 will bring the 85-room Belgraves, a joint venture with the Hong Kong-based Harilela Group, located in London's Belgravia neighborhood. Interiors will be done by British designer Tara Bernerd and the architectural design by EPR Architects.
Absolutely rabid for more details, we hit up Thompson's other co-owner Stephen Brandman for more details and this is what he said:
Never fear, the imminent opening of Thompson Toronto is near, you just have to wait a teeny bit longer.
We were reading this long article on the opening of TT when we saw it mentioned a "mid-June" opening date. We got skeered and scurried to the Thompson Toronto site. Fortunately when we checked the reservations system, it had only pushed the opening back by one week until June 8. Room rates remain the same at $305 CAD.
Despite getting a sneak peek at the hotel, The Toronto Star really had nothing to report on the hotel, only that there will be a dramatic mural of the Toronto skyline on the lobby wall by Spanish artist Javier Mariscal.
But we did learn that Thompson hotelier Jason Pomeranc used to visit Toronto when he was younger (he remembers a lake and that Canadians were friendly) and that he used to date Shannen Doherty. (How did we not remember this?!)
We have no idea when Thompson Toronto will be opening. We once heard late April and now the new website says May but we still can't make a reservation online. Yet apparently, the socialites in Toronto are concerned about getting a VIP key to the hotel's rooftop pool/bar. Shinan Govani, the social columnist for Canada's National Post tweeted last week:
A new social panic: who's on the list (and who's not) to get a VIP key to the be-there rooftop pool/bar of Toronto's new Thompson Hotel.
Ali Wise, the blonde armcandy to Thompson Hotels' Jason Pomeranc for many years, was arrested the other day for hacking into another blonde's voicemail accounts using some computer software called SpoofCard. No one knows for sure why Wise would be so unwise and hack into this person's voicemail but a few reports speculate that it may have something to do with affairs of the Pomeranian...er....Pomerancian heart.
NY Daily News reports that Wise is "cuckoo" over Pomeranc who she split from late last year but has been reportedly seeing on and off. Sources says she may have used the Spoofcard to hack into his voicemails and emails to find out if he was dating other women. CityFile even reminds us that Pomeranc and co. were victims of a hacking incident last year that remains unsolved.
But apparently, it's not just love that drives Wise to obsession.
Big news out of Thompson today. First up: remember how we reported on some cha-cha-cha changes at Cha inside the Donovan House, near and dear to our hearts because of a Hanson sighting and some delish sushi? We knew Todd English was out and Toronto chef Susur Lee was in (the same chef behind Shang at the Thompson LES), but we didn't know the name was changing too.
'Cha' is now 'Zentan', and "the menu will feature favorites from Shang in NYC and his restaurant, Lee in Toronto, as well as a selection of sushi, sashimi and Asian crudos." The new Zentan is set to open June 8, 2009, and until then, you can still snag sushi and small bites at the bar like we did.
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Fashion Week Daily reports the new Pomeranc spot was christened by the hot high heels of Madge on Monday night as the Thompson LES played host to the afterparty for Filth and Wisdom, Madonnas directorial debut.
Notable A-Listers in attendance: Jessica Alba and funny-named boyf, LiLo, Jeremy Piven, Lake Bell and Padma Lakshmi -- among many others.
We hear the fashion was all about Dolce & Gabbana, which is no surprise since Pomeranc's girl, Ali Wise, is the Director of Entertainment PR at D&G. Nicely done.