Interestingly, the most hyped-up element of the hotel—a 40 foot long pool, complete with cabanas and bar service—happens to touch on a neighborhood controversy that has been going on for several years now.
The McCarren Park Pool, used for several years as a concert venue and event space, was shut down completely in 2008 to clear the way for a $50 million renovation project. Completion of the pool (which sits directly across the street from the Hotel Williamsburg) looms ever closer, and plans include a "resorty" revamping with a gym, concert space, and cafe.
But will this pose a threat to the hotel's Swim Club? Or could it be a leg up? (And don't forget, Aloft Brooklyn will also open next month with its own pool.)
We asked whether the Swim Club will offer membership to non-guests, but, similar to our other questions, no details could be confirmed. "Guests will certainly have priority, and we don't want it to become overrun. But that's all still being worked out," elucidated one spokesperson.
We'll be eager to see this story unfold as the summer goes on! Room rates are now starting at $199 a night. To book email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 718-218-7500. Visit the hotel's website for more information.