A Sign Goes Up At Brooklyn's New Wythe Hotel
Brooklyn's newest boutique hotel, The Wythe, is giving us more and more reasons to get excited about its May 1 opening, while its neighbor, the Hotel Williamsburg continues to struggle with a bit of an identity crisis.
We took a peek inside recently, and the space is huge. A modest main entrance opens into a large, bright hall where the lobby and check-in desk will be. Seamlessly, that transitions into the restaurant, Reynards, where giant windows and exposed brick give the place an artsy vibe (see another photo below).
From our first impression, it feels less like they've tried to turn a converted factory into a boutique hotel, and more like they've fashioned the hotel around these pre-existing, rugged interiors. Granted, they've also slapped on a big, flashy sign to the outside of the building that says "hotel," but even that has a fun, festive look to it.
We imagine Reynards will become a hip hangout spot in ways that lots of other hotel bars and restaurants can't—simply because the design at the Wythe is so open. The restaurant manages to be intimate and spacious at once, probably due to the super-high ceilings. A bar is stationed near the entrance with antique mirrors, and in the back of the dining room, there is a small alcove that could be perfect for private parties.
The kitchen is also open, meaning guests can actually watch their whole animal meals be prepared.
Unfortunately, the site's reservation tool doesn't seem to be working, so we still can't figure out how much rates are here. Though, considering the neighborhood and the room design, we're guessing things will start out at around $270/night.
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