Thompson Hotel co-founder Jason Pomeranc dreams big – really big. As the man behind the boutique hotel chain that is characterized by wondrous interiors as well as a healthy dose of heart and soul, he’s revolutionized the hotel (and restaurant) industry by making his properties feel like “homes-away-from-homes” – capturing the essence of comfort, high-style design, luxury, and most importantly – a personal approach. With properties in New York, London, Toronto, and Los Angeles (to name a few), Life+Times sat down with Mr. Pomeranc and found out what he believes makes each of his spots unique.
“Thompson Lower East Side has a very industrial feel. We developed this hotel to portray the harmony between the worlds of design and fine art that is so characteristically part of the Lower East Side. We outfitted each room with custom artwork—light box installation pieces created by Lee Friedlander—and commissioned a larger-than-life mural of Andy Warhol for the bottom of our rooftop pool by Gerard Melanga. For the interior landscape, we deliberately chose harsh lines and wide open spaces.”