Wythe on trend
The Wythe certainly has lofty ambitions with its urban chic New York warehouse feel. Located in the heart of Williamsburg, this former factory has been beautifully restored for everyone to admire.
Although in Brooklyn, you can really feel and smell the hub of the big Apple enveloping you around the surrounding areas. This venue is just one block away from the magnificent riverside in Brooklyn where you may want to cool off.
In addition, this former industrial area has been transformed over the last few years and is becoming a real hip hangout for a host of individuals.
This includes the likes of numerous trendy artists that may give Banksy a run for his money as well as several new wave entrepreneurs. Other places of interest nearby feature the Brooklyn Bowl not to mention the famous Brooklyn Brewery and Beacon’s Closet.
Tell me about it
Built at the turn of the 20th Century, this 70 unit hotel boasts the essence of what urban chic is all about. Concrete floors with plenty of exposed brick can be seen everywhere whilst old subway tiles are used in the bathroom. Now that’s what you call urban luxury!
But it is the rooms that shine bright like a diamond here. The conversion pays special attention to the panoramic skyline views of Brooklyn as well as Queens exposed for everyone’s viewing pleasure.
With funky room titles such as South 7th, South 8th and bunk bed what’s not to like. Enjoy artwork by Steve Powers and exclusive LED HDTV sitting pretty in your very own bunk. Take advantage of the areas creative rebirth which can be seen in each of the guest rooms.
Meanwhile, for a little more urban swing, check out the Queen room with a plethora of industrial touches, brick work and stunning vistas across the Brooklyn cityscape.
The King rooms don’t disappoint either on the hotness scale with picture perfect views of the Manhattan horizon. You are spoilt for choice when it comes to amenities which feature Goldies products, seasonal minibars packed full of local products such as chocolate from the Mast Brothers and under floor heating.
Other retro highlights include REVO Heritage Internet Radios, light fittings by Works Manufacturing, original timber ceilings and a wealth of vintage furniture manufactured in the area.
Hungry for more
Andrew Tarlow is one of the most renowned restaurateurs around at present and has firmly put Williamsburg on the culinary atlas. You’d be best booking ahead as the Reynard is as packed as a commuter tube heading into Central London. So what’s on the menu?
Plenty of roasts not to mention fresh produce with a seasonal focus, whilst emanating a real Parisian bistro feel. Sample alasparra rice with littleneck clams, tomato and pecorino or the cool wahoo cucumber with cherry and pistachio.
Open all day, brunch delights can see you munching on johnny cakes with ricotta, basil and peaches or classic succotash served with pole beans, cheddar and cherry tomatoes.
For the ultimate party, head up to the rooftop bar where you can dance the night and morning away as the resident DJ drops an array of impressive beats.
By the way
If you want to set the ideal mood in your room, then surround sound can be controlled directly via iPhone. It’s innovation Jim, but not as we know it.