Gachot Studios helps reimagine Smyth, a Thompson Hotel

Smyth, a Thompson Hotel and Tribeca Associates debuted its reimagined guestrooms and suites, marking the completion of the second phase of the hotel’s renovation. The updates to the 14-story hotel located in downtown New York City were helmed by Soho-based Gachot Studios.

Smyth, a Thompson Hotel, has 100 guestrooms and suites, including the Penthouse, Smyth Suite and two Thompson Suites, many with floor-to-ceiling windows and views of downtown Manhattan. The reimagined rooms have linen window treatments, wood bed frames, and vintage walnut desks and chairs. There are also bed pillows with a custom fabric designed by Gachot, custom cotton throw blankets by ALT for Living, ceramic lamps by Stone and Sawyer and an Eames shell chair from Modernica.

The four suites resemble the classic pied-a-terre, with similar tones and design elements as in the guestrooms. The suites have their own dining and living rooms, each with vintage pieces. Inside are black sisal area rugs by ALT for Living, lounge chairs upholstered in a Gachot-designed custom striped fabric, pendant lighting by trans-LUXE, sofas by Montauk Sofa and Bensen, custom coffee tables fabricated by Woodworks and artwork.

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The Penthouse has a master bedroom, living area, full dining room and kitchen with a wet bar for entertaining, plus an 800-square-foot landscaped terrace with a palette of wood and black accents.

Meanwhile, the Smyth Suite has a master bedroom, living area and dining room with a 300-square-foot terrace.

Smyth, a Thompson Hotel is a 14-story and 100-room property located at 85 West Broadway on the corner of Chambers Street. A multi-phase transformation overseen by Gachot Studios, completed in summer 2015, included a complete redesign of the hotel’s lower level spaces, inclusive of The Den, Library, Living Room and Evening Bar; all guestrooms and suites and the addition of Andrew Carmellini’s restaurant, Little Park.

Gachot Studios was founded by John and Christine Gachot.

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