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First tommie Hotel to Debut in Manhattan

NEW YORK—Commune Hotels & Resorts will debut tommie Hudson Square, the premiere property of its new brand, tommie, located at 231 Hudson St. in Manhattan, in early fall 2015.

“Tommie is designed for guests to choose what they deem essential in a hotel stay. We believe that today’s travelers want beautifully and thoughtfully edited offerings. Guests are enabled and encouraged to author their own experiences and are given the freedom to select what amenities speak to them,” said Niki Leondakis, CEO of Commune Hotels & Resorts. “Tommie is also a platform for meaningful interaction, providing the necessary ingredients for connection and collaboration among guests.”

Designed by architect Gene Kaufman, and design and concept firm AvroKO, tommie Hudson Square is a 325-room hotel located in Manhattan’s former printing district. Today, the neighborhood is a hub of emerging creative and cultural entities in publishing, television, film, radio, art and design, according to Commune. 

Guests can personalize their in-room experiences by choosing items available complimentary or for purchase from the hotel’s General Store, including “Needs of Stay” (toiletries, wellness items, etc.), “Discover & Play” (crafts, games, books, etc.), “Gear” (wearables and clothing), “Provisions to Go” (food & beverage items), and complimentary pieces such as bud vases and throw blankets.   

Guestrooms, many with views of the Hudson River, include multifunctional furnishings such as a convertible “flipdown” desk, a flexible open closet, or an alcove bed perched against an expansive window. Rooms include high-touch materials such as solid walnut tabletops and hand-made porcelain tiles.  

The hotel has also partnered with Chef Harold Moore of New York’s Commerce restaurant to bring the city its first “meat & three” restaurant. This concept offers diners the choice of one main meat and three sides among a large variety of options. Moore will put his own spin on the model with updated classics influenced by seasonal ingredients.