Designed by the London-based architect firm behind the achingly hip Soho Farmhouse and the stylish new apartments within Battersea Power Station, the new Williamsburg Hotel is one of the hottest openings in the city this year – it’s the perfect place for style-conscious travellers looking for character, sophistication and interior design inspiration. Bring on the #hipstergrammers…
This new kid on the block fits right in, designed by Michaelis Boyd in a signature industrial-luxe style that underpins Brooklyn’s creative vibe. The 11-storey hotel isn’t just a place to stay – it’s an after-dark hotspot where both locals and guests can enjoy a late-night dinner and cocktails in an opulent setting.
There’s a high-in-the-sky bar in a replica water tower, offering amazing views over the city (certainly date-night potential), plus this summer it’ll be opening its hotly anticipated rooftop pool and a super seasonal pop-up eatery overlooking Wythe Avenue. The lush terrace will be covered in plants and bohemian soft furnishings, while a colourful backdrop of unique artwork by local artists brings the look together.
While you’re greeted by brick, glass and Corten steel on the outside, inside there’s a more luxe approach, with oodles of richly textured materials, impressive double-height ceilings and guest rooms with glorious 10-foot views over Manhattan or Brooklyn – if you’re lucky, your room might have a private balcony to boot.
There are five different room types to choose from, but each includes some of Michaelis Boyd’s signature characteristics – the bathrooms are divided by on-trend Crittall screens, complete with metro tiles, classic marble and gorgeous brassware by Waterworks, while the rooms themselves include luxurious leather in the form of headboards and seating by London-based Bill Amberg Studio.
The hotel is also set to open a Gatsby-esque grand ballroom, that’s sure to be as swoon-worthy as the rest of the interiors. With 30-foot ceilings and the capacity for 400 guests, the huge space is inspired by the derelict buildings of Detroit, and has tall, steel, arched windows and distressed plaster walls. These features are combined with bright-red chandeliers, sumptuous velvet drapes and sweeping staircases to give your stay a touch of modern luxury.
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