Last year, Thompson Hotels co-owner, and Shannen Doherty ex, Jason Pomeranc told The Observer that, “every hotel has a psyche.”
The occasion was a Pomeranc-guided tour of his hotel, the Smyth, in Tribeca, which, if it were indeed a sentient being, would have the psyche of a 28-year-old Wall Street banker with too much Read More
“I think every hotel has a psyche.”
That was Jason Pomeranc, who, as co-founder of Thompson Hotels, has fashioned himself New York’s innkeeper to the image-conscious. Last Friday afternoon, he arrived promptly to his newish hotel in New York, the 100-room Smyth Tribeca at 85 West Broadway, dressed for the part: rumpled and rough shaven, Read More
Less than a month after splitting with celebrity chef Todd English, hotelier Jason Pomeranc announced on Friday, May 1, the name of the restaurateur who will replace him: Jason Pomeranc.
Mr. Pomeranc and his partners in the Manhattan-based Thompson Hotel Group, Stephen Brandman, Larry Pomeranc and Michael Pomeranc, are creating their Read More
TORONTO—On a cold, cloudy November afternoon, celebrated chef Susur Lee sat quietly in the back room at Madeline’s, one of two chic restaurants he owns and operates in the fashion district here, pondering over the final details of his boldest menu yet. “The Chinese always say, eating is heavenly,” he said. “That is the way Read More
What a great week to launch a new restaurant in the Financial District!
“We’re all nervous about what’s happening with the economy, but we’ve got to charge through it,” said chef Todd English, dressed like an urban Johnny Cash in all black, as he celebrated the opening of his latest eatery, Libertine, at the Read More
Hotelier Jason Pomeranc has been eagerly looking forward to opening his posh new lodge, the 143-room Thompson Lower East Side at 190 Allen Street. “I think it’s going to be a moment in time that will be remembered as kind of when the Lower East Side came of age,” said Mr. Pomeranc, 37, co-owner of Read More
What used to be a Lower East Side destination has become a no-man’s land of rats, dirty streets and prolonged high-rise construction projects.
“People look down here and see a ghost town,” said a man who works on the block of Orchard Street just south of Houston. “And they just keep walking.”
The Read More
Lodging blog Hotel Chatter today has compiled a preview of the "most buzzworthy" hotel openings for 2008 and discusses each one’s chances for actually opening on time.
Among them: The Cooper Square Hotel near Astor Place, slated to open this coming spring. Given neighborhood concerns and "rumored falling out Read More
The mimeographed note had been taped to the door of my Soho
apartment building for almost a week, calling all neighbors to a community
meeting to discuss the hotel being built down the block. “It is important to
show up in large numbers to make sure the hotel and restaurant owners take us
seriously,” said Read More