The William Hotel is Taking Bookings for Luxe Extended New York Stays
Not long ago, just back in October, we told you about The William Hotel; the Williams College alumni clubhouse being converted into an extended-stay hotel by Warner Hospitality of Hard Rock fame. It seems things have been moving swiftly for the project as the hotel is already taking bookings -- for stays beginning January 6.
As we said before, this isn't an extended stay hotel of the Residence Inn-type caliber. No, the mere 33-suite William Hotel features interior spaces created in a collaboration between designers Mason Wickham, Edwin Zawadzki, and Lilian Bakhash and artist William Engel, who transformed each individually decorated suite into a "livable three-dimensional painting".
Suites are colored in bright blues, teals, reds, greens or oranges, and floating walls separate living and sleeping quarters. Some suites also have their own terrace, and all feature linens by Mascioni, Frette bath towels, L’Occitane bath products, Nespresso machines, and Miya Japanese tableware.
The William will also have a specialized team of "Culture Curators", and guests receive a welcome passport upon check-in that points them toward specific restaurants, cafes, shopping, and must-see sights tailored to their personal preferences. Two restaurants, The Peacock and The Shakespeare Pub, were developed by restaurateurs Jason Hicks of Jones Wood Foundry and Yves Jadot of Raines Law Room and will offer classic British fare and will be helmed by Brit Chef Robert Aikens, formerly of Stephen Starr’s The Dandelion in Philadelphia.
Rates for an extended stay of 30 nights (the minimum) beginning on the January 6. opening night start at $215 a night (you'd better be sitting down when you get your check-out folio, for that adds up to a total bill of $6,450).
[Photo: The William Hotel]