Thompson Hotels Named Exclusive Hotel Partner for 2015 Tribeca Film Festival

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The Brand’s New York City Properties to be Hub of Festival Excitement for Guests and Film Devotees

As the premier hotel partner of this year’s Tribeca Film Festival™ (TFF), Thompson Hotels invites guests and attendees to experience the Festival as few ever do with its two New York City luxury lifestyle properties, Smyth and Gild Hall, serving as home bases from April 15 to April 26, 2015. VIP packages will offer insider access to the Festival’s most buzzed-about film screenings, red carpet premieres, industry talks and events. Always in the know, Thompson Hotels will also be behind the scenes at TFF’s biggest celebrations, documenting cultural experiences throughout the Festival on the brand’s Upper Stories blog. And, enter-to-win contests will be hosted on Thompson Hotels’ social channels for fans and film aficionados to have the chance to win tickets to screenings and insider access to Festival events.

Thompson Hotels’ Smyth and Gild Hall properties are the destinations for Festival-goers and fans. The recently reimagined Smyth - located in the heart of Tribeca - will be humming with excitement, as well as hosting jury and press events amid its residential-style gathering spaces. Gild Hall - nestled among Lower Manhattan’s colonial-era streets - will be an intimate meeting place for Festival filmmakers, hosting such gatherings as a filmmaker trivia night. For guests looking to be fully immersed in TFF 2015, Thompson Hotels invites them to be VIPs by taking advantage of two experiential packages:

  •     Red Carpet Reverie Package – The uber-exclusive Vesey Pass, limited in quantity and typically only available to Festival insiders, ushers guests into star-studded red carpet film premieres, official screenings, panel discussions and Festival hospitality lounges – all while indulging in Thompson Hotels’ luxurious accommodations.

Available at Smyth and Gild Hall, the package includes:
o    Penthouse Suite accommodations
o    Two Vesey Passes per night
o    Complimentary bottle of champagne upon arrival
o    Complimentary house car service to screenings
o    Breakfast for two daily
o    Complimentary gourmet mini bar, exclusive of alcohol

Smyth rates start at $4,000 per night; Gild Hall rates start at $1,016 per night. To book this package for either hotel, visit

  •     Green Light Encounter Package – Guests can be among the first to discover emerging artists and take in new works by established film industry talent – all while living like a local at one of Thompson Hotels’ iconic New York destinations. Whether it’s cocktails at Andrew Carmellini’s new Evening Bar at Smyth, or stolen moments in the upper-level hideaway wine lounge and bar at Gild Hall, this package has all the makings of an inspiring getaway.

Available at Smyth and Gild Hall, the package includes:
o    Two Festival screening passes per day
o    Two complimentary seasonal cocktails
o    Best available rate for the room of your choice

Smyth rates start at $470 per night; Gild Hall rates start at $336 per night. To book this package for either hotel, visit:

Prior to the kick-off of TFF 2015 on Wednesday, April 15, Thompson Hotels will take to Upper Stories ( to reveal its top Festival picks and share a curated guide of where to eat and drink near Festival events, serving as a go-to resource for locals, guests and film enthusiasts alike. Following TFF’s Opening Night World Premiere screening of LIVE FROM NEW YORK!, the energy and thrill of the Festival will come to life on Upper Stories with posts recapping some of the most talked about, exclusive events - including the Monty Python 40th Anniversary Celebration and Closing Night GoodFellas 25th Anniversary Celebration - as well as engaging Q&As with top directors and actors from the Festival.

Fans looking to be at the forefront of the Festival can follow @ThompsonHotels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for real-time interviews, insider access to red carpet events, and a chance to win exclusive Vesey Passes and tickets to see three of the most buzzed-about films at this year’s Festival – The Driftless Area, Good Kill and Sleeping With Other People. Or, come back next year as a VIP with Thompson Hotels by visiting and entering to win two insider passes to TFF 2016, plus a two-night stay in a luxury suite at Smyth. The Grand Prize Winner will be selected and announced at the close of the 2015 Festival.

About Thompson Hotels
Founded in 2001, Thompson Hotels is an international hospitality company that offers sophisticated luxury to its discerning clientele. The Thompson portfolio of lifestyle hotels includes Gild Hall and Smyth Tribeca in New York City; Thompson Chicago; Thompson Toronto; Belgraves in London; and, the recently opened Thompson Miami Beach. Thompson Hotels also has multiple new projects in development, including The Cape in Los Cabos, Thompson Playa del Carmen, Thompson Nashville, and Thompson Seattle. Follow @ThompsonHotels on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for news and updates. For more information, please visit

About Smyth, a Thompson Hotel
Custom tailored to its downtown location, Smyth is an intimate 14-story and 100-room hideaway centrally located at 85 West Broadway on the corner of Chambers Street, just steps away from the subway and many boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, parks and cultural attractions that compose the thriving neighborhood of Tribeca. With designs overseen by New York-based Gachot Studios, the hotel showcases artwork from local galleries and artists throughout its lobby, which is divided into the Living Room, Library and Den, as well as the Evening Bar serving a creative a seasonal cocktail menu by mixologist Anne Robinson (PDT, Booker and Dax) and a bar menu by chef Andrew Carmellini’s of the hotel’s adjoining restaurant, Little Park.

About Gild Hall, a Thompson Hotel
Gild Hall, Thompson Hotels' Wall Street property, is located on historic Gold Street and brings a new level of design savvy and service to Manhattan’s illustrious Financial District. Designed by Jim Walrod, the simple yet luxurious rooms feature oversized leather-tufted headboards and elegant custom-designed wooden furniture, topped with rich flannel throws and mahogany details. The hotel features a bi-level, Tuscan style wine bar and lounge, Felice Ristorante & Wine Bar, adorned with dramatic chandeliers and boasting extensive wine programming, as well as 126 handsome, cosmopolitan rooms and suites. Effortlessly blending classical European sensibility with American contemporary style, Gild Hall serves as a modern-day gentleman’s club for the kings and queens of Wall Street. For additional information, visit, and follow Gild Hall on Facebook and on Twitter at @Gild_Hall.

About Tribeca Film Festival
The Tribeca Film Festival helps filmmakers reach the broadest possible audience, enabling the international film community and general public to experience the power of cinema and promote New York City as a major filmmaking center. It is well known for being a diverse international film festival that supports emerging and established directors. Founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff in 2001, following the attacks on the World Trade Center, to spur the economic and cultural revitalization of the lower Manhattan district through an annual celebration of film, music, and culture, the Festival brings the industry and community together around storytelling. The Tribeca Film Festival has screened more than 1,600 films from more than 80 countries since its first edition in 2002. Since inception, it has attracted an international audience of more than 4.9 million attendees, and has generated an estimated $900 million in economic activity for New York City.

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