Start spreading the news… Mr & Mrs Smith has an office on Broadway!
A stumble from a few of our favourite hotels, The Mercer and The Crosby Street Hotel, and half a block north of the flagship for that most delicious of delis Dean & DeLuca (also our bedfellows online) we now have our very own stylish SoHo loft space at Suite 1202, 580 Broadway, New York City, NY 10012. Here’s a view from our window…
To celebrate our new NYC office, we’re inviting US residents to sign up for BlackSmith membership for only $1 (usually $20). Join our travel club and soon you’ll start receiving members-only special offers, exclusive perks and you’ll earn money back from every booking to spend at your next stay. Click on buy Blacksmith, then in the shop use the code SMITHNYC – it’s valid through 30 November 2010.
What’s really exciting about Mr & Mrs Smith being on the ground Stateside is that we now have a regional Smith24 team. Go on, test us: call our hotel gurus on the toll-free number 1-800-464-2040 (it’s free in the States and Canada). And why book hotels with Smith and not go direct? Lots of reasons, including the fact that you’ll always get the best room rates – guaranteed – and if you’re a member, you earn money back on every booking.
Chatting to the New York Times earlier in the year, we were musing that discerning travellers with no time to squander are keener than ever to have specialists like us navigate their escapes. So pick up the phone, talk to us about your budget, dates and what you want from a boutique hotel, and let us book you in at the best place possible for your sojourn.
Still a little hazy on what makes a hotel qualify to be in our cherry-picked collection of stylish hotels and houses? Here’s an article from the Independent newspaper in the UK which sums up our special ‘stylish, small and sexy’ Smith formula.
Rodrigo Calvo is at the helm of Smith’s Team America, and he’s especially loco about Smith going local, having helped make Smith US-friendly since 2008, and curating our team on the ground there:
‘We’re launching with a core team to guarantee existing and new Smith fans have a seamless travel experience. We’re excited about increasing the hotel collection across North and South America and finding new style-seeking boutique hotel lovers on this side of the pond.’
Indeed, we have always had a love affair with New York City and its hotels (from our book launch party in the penthouse at the Hotel on Rivington and mingling with its residents, to providing insider travel tips for US publications, such as the Huffington Post, Condé Nast Traveler and Allure) and so we’re just jolly delighted to finally have our feet firmly on American soil. Thank you, New York, for having us. We hope to help you have a very nice stay.