New York is starting to get nippy, so the unveiling of Smyth hotel’s recently revamped digs couldn’t have been better-timed. What’s more enticing than settling down with an artisanal cocktail by the toasty fire in this luxury stay’s new-this-month Evening Bar? Its farm-to-fork restaurant, Little Park, is new, and equally compelling, too.
Style Mad Men modern
Setting Tailored triangle below Canal
Why this week? In the spirit of Thanksgiving next week, we’re thankful for the Evening Bar’s expertly shaken Manhattans and Smyth’s suave new library, living room and den (bedecked with hand-made fabrics from Brooklyn). Ok, maybe we’re missing the holiday’s point a little, but we are thrilled to offer 10 per cent off room rates and US$50 towards food and beverages.
Our favourite bits Restaurant hit-maker Andrew Carmellini’s seasonal menu – filled with catches by local anglers, ranchers and foragers – has appetite-seducing dishes, such as black kale ravioli and dry-aged duck. The attention to detail in the 10-seat bar is impressive: eagle-eyed design fans will spot the same tiles used in New York landmarks Grand Central Terminal and Carnegie Hall. In the New Year, rooms – which have iconic city views – are getting a makeover, with ultra-luxe bathrooms, too.
Mr & Mrs Smith say … ‘Discovering I’ve lucked out with a corner room is a boon – super spacious for the city, it feels like I have my own Manhattan pied-à-terre. Even better, a cheese platter and bottle of French red wine awaits on the table. Then: ding-dong. It is my first guest – a friend has been buzzed up. I’ve gone from feeling drained at the exhausted end to a transatlantic commute to hosting my own little cocktail soirée …’ Read on-the-go editor Juliet Kinsman’s full Smyth hotel review …
You say … ‘I loved the great location and friendly and helpful staff in this contemporary hotel.’ Janice, BlackSmith, stayed 17 July 2014.