Luxury boutique property The Williamsburg Hotel has opened in north Brooklyn, New York.
Located on the junction of Wythe Avenue and North 10th Street, the hotel was designed by London-based firm Michaelis Boyd (behind the interiors of Soho House and Somerset spa hotel Babington House), using brick, glass and Corten steel accents in a nod to the neighbourhood’s industrial history,
Inside, the 150-room hotel has a dramatic, cascading staircase which leads to a rooftop bar featuring installations by Minnesota-based street artist Eric Rieger. Other design additions include toile-inspired wallpaper created by Beastie Boy Mike Diamond, depicting quintessential Brooklyn scenes and characters such as Hasidic Jewish men and rapper Notorious B.I.G.
Rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows with Manhattan, Brooklyn and East River views, and range in design from whitewashed timber walls to deep grey, distressed finishes with bespoke leather, brass, marble and textured details.
Headed by chef Adam Leonti, the hotel’s grain and vegetable-focused restaurant, Harvey, is set to launch next month. Building on the success of his recent pop-up, Brooklyn Bread Lab, Leonti will focus on freshly milled grains for pastas, breads and pastries.
Later this year, a rooftop pool and three bars will open, including a private bar for hotel guests, an underground lounge, and a replica water tower bar in a tribute to the block’s historic wooden water tower factory. Meanwhile, the neighbourhood’s first grand ballroom – with 9-metre ceilings – can hold up to 400 guests. The hotel also has its own branded tuk tuk, which is free and available for guests that need to be transported between the nearby L or G subway stops.