US: 70 Pine Street in Lower Manhattan has opened with 132 suites, and marks the fifth location for Mint House alongside Denver, Miami, Nashville and Minneapolis.
Mint House at 70 Pine features the Michelin-starred restaurant Crown Shy, a coffee shop, gourmet grocer, fitness centres, golf simulators, and a bowling alley.
Spaces range from studio, one and two-bedroom suites which come equipped with record players and a vinyl selection, smart TVs, kitchens with pre-stay grocery stocking, and local coffee from Brooklyn-based Sey.
Will Lucas, CEO at Mint House, commented: “From the onset, we sought to create an entirely new category of accommodations that was purpose-built for the business traveler – a unique experience that offers the feel of a high-end hotel with the comforts and conveniences of your own home – all packaged and delivered via technology.
“Over the course of the pandemic, Mint House’s model has proven to be ahead of its time as our tech-driven concept offers a safe, reliable option that corporate travel managers feel confident in booking for their employees. The launch of Mint House at 70 Pine is symbolic of the accelerated adoption of our model and will offer a seamless solution that addresses travellers’ rapidly changing preferences while exceeding corporations’ duty of care requirements to keep their employees safe and secure.”
Through a partnership with American Express Global Business Travel (GBT), Mint House will source new clientele and determine growth in international markets.
Wesley Bergstrom, vice president of global supplier partnerships at American Express GBT, added: “We are very excited to be adding Mint House properties to our Rest Assured Solutions portfolio. With duty of care and safety at the forefront of our clients’ minds they need solutions that meet their evolving needs, as well their travellers’ preferences. Expanding our content to include innovative properties like Mint House allows us to provide more options to travellers who prefer the comforts and conveniences of home in a modern, tech-enabled environment, keeping them booking within their company’s travel program.”
This year, Mint House expanded its cleaning regimen with the roll-out of the Mint Clean Standard – a set of cleaning processes that integrates a 74-point checklist and utilises reactive oxygen species for continuous control. Ron Klain, former White House ebola response coordinator and Mint House investor called it “an industry-leading effort to keep guests and employees as safe as possible,” and “a carefully crafted plan to use technology, innovation and planning to reduce risk and protect guests”.