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Expansions & Renovations

Triumph Hotels Relaunches The Frederick Hotel in Manhattan Following Renovation and Rebranding

NEW YORK, NY. October 17, 2017 – Triumph Hotels, a collection of urban, authentic Manhattan hotels, is proud to introduce the newly remodeled and reimagined Frederick Hotel in Tribeca, offering 130 fully redesigned guestrooms, a new lobby, and the addition of a three-story Serafina Italian restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and in-room dining. Soon to open this winter is a lobby lounge and specialty cocktail bar constructed from reclaimed bricks found in the hotel’s historic vault.

“With the opening of The Frederick Hotel, Triumph Hotels begins our transition to an approachable lifestyle brand,” said Gerald Barad, co-owner. “The Frederick Hotel reflects the brand’s reverence for the history of New York City, and just like the city itself, we continue to evolve to be relevant, interesting and fun.”

As New York City’s longest continually operated hotel, the former Cosmopolitan Hotel originally opened in 1845 as the Gerard House. The property has seen a lineage of notable guests; Abraham Lincoln is rumored to have slept there in the 1850’s and Vincent Gallo famously crashed there for $22 a week in the early 1980’s when it operated as The Bond Hotel. The hotel’s new name, The Frederick Hotel, is derived from a mysterious historic rendering of the property, but it never actually operated as The Frederick until now.

The new lobby and guestrooms were designed to express the building’s history through eclectic design elements from different eras, creating an artful mix of old and new.

For additional information, please visit www.frederickhotelnyc.com.

About Triumph Hotels

From polished Midtown luxury to chic downtown style, Triumph Hotels is a collection of seven unique Manhattan hotels each offering a distinct take on the city experience. The Iroquois NY (Midtown), Hotel Chandler (Flatiron), The Evelyn (NoMad), Hotel Belleclaire (Upper West Side), The Frederick Hotel (Tribeca), Hotel Edison (Times Square) and The Washington Jefferson (Hell’s Kitchen), showcase history, architecture, design, service, restaurants & bars, and notable neighborhood locations. With complimentary Wi-Fi, in-the-know staff, and accommodations ideal for couples, families, business travelers and groups, guests will find exactly what they’re looking for when Triumph Hotels welcome them to New York City. Learn more about the carefully curated collection of hotels at www.triumphhotels.com.

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