Valerie Wilson Travel

Tribeca with Susan Stuart

Our group headed to AKA Tribeca, formerly Smyth Hotel, for a weekend getaway in NYC. AKA Tribeca is the newest NYC location for the luxury hotel line. The property offers a great location in the heart of one of the most desirable neighborhoods in New York. Beyond the upscale bars and restaurants that Tribeca is famous for, business meetings in the Financial District, luxury shopping at Brookfield Place, and unparalleled views from the 100th floor of One World Observatory are all just blocks away.


The well-appointed guest rooms at AKA Tribeca, as well as its incomparable specialty and penthouse suites, are furnished with luxurious beds, marble bathrooms with large glass-walled, walk in rain showers, and oversized flat-screen TVs with Chromecast on-demand programming.

Rooms are spacious and modern, and come with fantastic amenities. Closets offer a great amount of space for all of your belongings and large windows offer an abundance of natural light. Between the plush mattress and high-end sheets, you won’t want to get out of bed in the morning. Rooms also come with well-stocked mini bars and some of the most incredible bathrobes – I almost bought one to take home with me!

The sleek, contemporary furnishings and a warm toned color palette make AKA Tribeca feel updated, modern and bit like home – a great choice for vacationers and business travelers alike.

Touring Tribeca

After settling into our rooms, we were able to take an exclusive tour of Tribeca with Beyond Times Square, a leading tour and experience provider. Our local tour guide led us around the neighborhood while showing us beautiful lofts, fantastic restaurants, popular bars, eclectic shops and sightseeing hotspots. We were also treated to a trip to top of Freedom Tower, which was without a doubt the highlight of our tour.

If you’re in Tribeca, don’t skip taking a tour – you may learn a lot!

 Dining at Little Park

 Little Park is a seasonal restaurant highlighting the best ingredients from Chef and owner Andrew Carmellini’s longtime partnerships with local farmers, anglers, vintners, ranchers and foragers. Peak ingredients like organic vegetables, free-range poultry, grass-fed meats, line-caught fish and heirloom grains are sourced for their level of quality, sustainability and nutrition. I cannot recommend this restaurant enough. The food was incredible, wine selections were fantastic, service was excellent, and the space is beautiful. Little Park offers breakfast, lunch and dinner service daily, as well as weekend brunch.

Whether you’re looking for a great location to stay while doing business in NYC, or looking for a weekend getaway, the AKA Tribeca is sure to please. The hotel is perfect anyone seeking a sleek, modern hotel experience in the downtown area!

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