SORRY, BUT TOMMIE IS UNAVAILABLE. MEET ARLO INSTEAD.
We’ve been awaiting the arrival of Tommie Hotels, a micro-hotel concept from Commune Hotels & Resorts, for quite some time now, but much like the guy you kissed at the bar last weekend during last call, Tommie has ghosted us.
The Tommie brand was first introduced in May 2013 as millennial concept with an aesthetic split between Commune’s other brands—Thompson and Joie de Vivre—and room sizes no bigger than a luxury hotel bathroom. Rather quickly, Tommie announced two hotels for New York City, including Tommie Hudson Square, which was due to open this year (before that, it was to open in 2015.) Tommie even rolled out room renderings, complete with vision boards on the walls, and eventually began taking bookings for Hudson Square.
When we compiled our Master List of Hotel Openings this year, we pegged Tommie Hudson Square and Tommie NoMad for August openings. But about a month ago, when we went to check on the room rates, we noticed that while the Tommie Hotels website was still up and running, the individual property site for Hudson Square had gone away.
A little digging around revealed that both Tommie hotels for NYC have been shelved, something that Real Deal also confirmed. Instead, the building owners have gone with an “independent” brand called Arlo, which is being run by the owners. (And no, we cannot parse out what Arlo means or stands for.)
On Expedia, the Arlo Hudson Square looks very much like Tommie (minus the vision boards), and we’re digging the lobby/cafe rendering we stumbled upon here. The 325-room hotel is even planning a rooftop terrace. Arlo will also be the name of the NoMad property on E. 31st Street.
Arlo Hudson Square is expected to open this fall and we presume Arlo Nomad won’t be too far behind. Meanwhile, Tommie is still looking to open in Hollywood, Austin, New Orleans, and Chicago. Good vibes only, Tommie!
[Photos: Arlo Hotels]