Downtown Manhattan lodging to be the ultimate in utilitarian-chic for today’s gateway-city traveler.
The first two Tommie Hotels, a 250-room inn coming to New York City’s 31st Street and a 329-room West SoHo location, will not be your grandfather’s hotel. Smartly designed but with function as its emphasis, the hotels, slated to open in early 2015, are the brainchildren of Commune Hotels & Resorts.
Conceived for the budget-minded, on-the-go, tech-savvy traveler, Tommie will feature meeting spaces that serve as incubators for productive minds, as well as casual communal dining experiences. The public lounges, called Reading Rooms, will promote gathering and socializing with games and curated programming.
Featuring self check-in, eclectic retail shops, and a gourmet grab-and-go marketplace, Tommie, according to Commune spokespeople, will focus upon the “beauty in simplicity rather than excess–efficiency for the guest’s benefit.”
“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.”
Said John Pritzker, co-chair of Commune: “Tommie is a significant advancement in the continued growth of our company. This brand represents an experiential merging of the best attributes of our two brands.”
Niki Leondakis, CEO of Commune, furthered, “Tommie will offer value without compromising basic amenities in the lifestyle sector. It’s positioned to become the blueprint for the next evolution of hotels in gateway cities.”
Tommie’s New York debut will be followed by locations in Asia, Europe and other key domestic markets. For more information, visit: tommiehotels.com.