New Brooklyn Hotel Will Keep The 'Beatrice Inn' Party Going
Lindsay Lohan at the former Beatrice Inn
We cover plenty of Manhattan news here on HotelChatter, but we just can't deny the hotel invasion that's been happening in the city's outer boroughs (Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, Staten Island) lately, and which continues to gain momentum.
Just the other week, we reported on an 89-year-old mansion in the Bronx being converted into a 10-room boutique hotel. Now, we learn that a new 82-room boutique hotel is taking shape in the Gowanus area of Brooklyn.
Though it's still in the planning stages right now, the Gowanus Inn & Yard is set to make a splash in the local nightlife scene when it opens in 2015. It turns out the project is being led by Matt Abramcyk, a well-known restauranteur who was behind Manhattan's wildly popular Beatrice Inn.
And even though no one's touting this place as "Beatrice Inn Part 2," Capital New York leaked a memo from the developers, which announces Abramcyk as the "principal of the food & beverage entity which will operate all the hotel's public spaces." As in, get ready, because the party's coming to Gowanus.
Abramcyk is only one of three developers behind the project, and, as everyone knows, the success of a hotel can't just rely on the popularity of its bar or restaurant.
Still, the area is primed for major development over the next few years. In addition to a flashy new luxury condo unit that's scheduled to be built along the Canal, Gowanus sits relatively close to the brand new Barclays Center, and new hotels like Fairfield Inn & Suites, Hotel Indigo Brooklyn, Aloft Brooklyn and Hotel BPM will certainly need help in dealing with the influx of new visitors to Brooklyn.
Let's just hope the location they've picked is nice and quiet. We wouldn't want to see yet another Brooklyn hotel's success be compromised by noise complaints!