The BK 2 Get 2 HTLS, 718 n' BPM
Brooklyn is still hot for hotels as we've learned of two new hip boutiques with clever (or so they think) names coming to Manhattan's popular outer borough.
The first is Hotel 718, named for the borough's area code (Really? 718 was the best they could come up with?). The 19-story, 128-room hotel from V3 Hotels will open in downtown Brooklyn in November 2011, right next to the upcoming Hotel Indigo and the Aloft Brooklyn which has been delayed AGAIN to May 5.
But here's what expected inside the 718:
Upon completion, the property will offer spa services, a cardio fitness room with an outdoor deck, original works of art hung throughout and 24-hour Brooklyn centric concierge services. The hotel will also feature an inspired 80-seat signature restaurant and bar. Guestrooms and public spaces at Hotel 718 will provide the most current technology, with high speed wireless access, MP3 docking stations, large HD flat screen televisions, and gaming consoles on request.
The hotel also promises a rooftop sundeck. Rooftop hipster party at 718!
But opening before 718 is Hotel BPM on 33rd Street in Park Slope. BPM stands for Beats per Minute and the 75-room hotel promises to be a value-conscious and "musically-minded hotel with trendsetting style" sprung from the loins of novice hotelier/radio DJ, DJ BIJAL. A DJ-turned-hotelier? That's a first. What's next, a hotel from DJ Pauly D? Oh well, we'll see what Bijal brings to the table when BPM opens in July.
There's no photos or renderings that we can look at but we can follow Hotel BPM on Twitter and stalk them on Facebook.
And when this place opens, we just hope the rooms are sound-proofed and the minibars offer free ear plugs. No one likes the sound of bass when they're trying to sleep at night. No one.