As VP of Development for Sydell Group, Phil Hospod led the design, development, construction and opening of the Freehand New York housed in the former George Washington hotel. Designed by Roman and Williams with custom artwork by Bard College students, the Freehand New York offers four restaurants: Simon and the Whale, Smile to Go, Freehand Studio, and Broken Shaker.
This is the 4th Freehand hotel by Sydell Group and epitomizes the culmination of the brand focused on fun social hospitality.
23 Lexington, NYC, NY
The Freehand New York by the Sydell Group; a 395 room hotel with shared accommodations opened in January 2018
Adaptive reuse of 170,000 square foot 1925 hotel
Historic tax credit project
Simon and the Whale by Gabe Stulman
Smile to Go
Pics via Freehand New York and Adrian Gaut