AKA has opened its sixth New York City property, the AKA Tribeca. For this property, the brand reimagined the traditional hotel as a residential-inspired experience with a brand-new, street-level lobby, lounge and bar by AD100 interior designer Jennifer Post.
AKA Tribeca, formerly the Smyth Hotel located at 85 West Broadway between Warren and Chambers, is the first work in hospitality of interior designer Jennifer Post.
For the lobby of the property, Post chose shades of charcoal and bronze. Danish designer Verner Paton's curvy, soft-gray Cloverleaf sofa from the 1960s is framed by a gas fireplace that divides the lobby from the bar lounge called a.bar. There are pivoting bronze and black-glass screens that create intimate seating nooks beneath oversized black-and-white photographs along one side. Black porcelain flooring with a stripe of gold metal runs from the lobby to the bar. There, the marble bar glows with a back-lit art panel, featuring metal-and-glass globe lighting fixtures and accents of burnished bronze inlay, nods to Tribeca's industrial heritage.
Also on street level is a Tribeca staple–the James Beard-award-winning chef Andrew Carmellini's restaurant and bar, Little Park, that is open to both AKA Tribeca guests and the public. The Little Park Private Room, with a black-stone fireplace, vintage lounge area and a flat-screen television, is available for private parties.
AKA Tribeca has 100 guestrooms with king beds and residential-style, walk-in showers and large closets. The new Platinum Collection is a selection of guestrooms reimagined by AKA's interior designer, Nicholas Cardone, with custom, contemporary furnishings and Carrara marble baths with glass-enclosed rain showers. For the tech savvy, each room in the collection includes an advanced Chromecast TV system, charging ports and WiFi with Amazon Echos in some rooms. The two penthouses have separate living areas, terraces and views of Tribeca and SoHo.
Amenities include a fitness workout center, Internet and WiFi access in all guestrooms and throughout the property, 24/7 in-room dining, 24/7 guest services team, and valet dry cleaning.
In the works are a common laundry and kitchen for guests.
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