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Sip Whisky at The Smyth Hotel New York

The Smyth Hotel is Don Draper’s ideal urban escape.

Stepping into the Smyth Hotel is like a step back in time. There is a sense of serenity that greets you at the dimly lit reception, making it easy to forget that the luxury hotel is located in the core of the trendy TriBeCa neighbourhood.

The lobby lounge décor speaks to another era – minimalist décor and vintage features calls to mind the sophisticated, sexy 60’s style with a modern twist.

Tucked behind a pocket door is the Evening Bar. The perfect place to sip whisky when discretion is key. Bring the New York Times, grab a seat at a low-slung couch and let the world melt away with a seasonal cocktail designed by mixologist Anne Robinson. The menu is divided into sections: ‘Sparkling,’ ‘Shaken,’ ‘Stirred,’ and “Classics.” It’s hard to tell whether the warmth and intimacy of the venue is created by the navy leather paneling or the effects of the Raising Manhattan (made with Laird’s Bonded Apple Brandy, Channing Daughters Vervino Variation 1, Lustau San Emilio Pedro Ximenez Sherry and chocolate molé bitters).

Looking to travel like an ad exec? The hotel offers black car service within a 2-mile radius during peak hours.

The masculine rooms are the perfect luxury bachelor pad, and the perfect place for creative types to relax after a long business meeting. And just like Don Draper, you could easily spend a few days locked in the comfort of the Smyth Thompson hotel.


Rates starting from $275

85 W Broadway
New York, NY
United States


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