Located on the corner of Brooklyn’s Wythe Avenue and North 10th Street, The Williamsburg Hotel is a towering brownstone addition to the OG of hipster ‘hoods; and is set to be quite the place to see and be seen.
Designed as an after-dark hub, the 150-room hotel is blossoming over the course of 2017, and will eventually boast three bars, a restaurant, rooftop pool and grand ballroom (a first for the neighbourhood). Guest rooms offer mesmerising views over Manhattan, the East River and surrounding Brooklyn through their floor-to-ceiling windows; each dressed in a style unique to the next. Choose a room to suit your mood: some feature whitewashed walls, others dark grey distressed plaster finishes; all are adorned with bespoke furniture and works by local artists.
Architecture firm Michaelis Boyd were in charge of design on the 11-storey development. Respecting the famous neighbourhood, the hotel features a brick, glass and Corten steel exterior — inside, creativity is the very core; the hotel’s lobby area lit with bright neon signs and filled with colourful knitted textiles, quirky artefacts and custom toile-inspired wallpaper that was designed by Beastie Boy Michael Diamond to cover the walls of his own Brooklyn brownstone.
The rooftop terrace — slated to open in the autumn — will reveal a 40-foot swimming pool, landscaped gardens and the Waterpower Bar; at 136-feet above Williamsburg, and with panoramic views of the world’s most famous skyline, expect this to be one hot ticket.