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McCarren Hotel & Pool in Brooklyn Has a New Look (And New Poolside Passes)

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  Site Where: 160 North 12th Street [map], Brooklyn, NY, United States, 11249
July 15, 2014 at 1:00 PM | by | Comments (0)

Views of the Manhattan skyline from the new rooftop lounge, Sheltering Sky, are truly incredible - and your hair style remains relatively intact

Only a couple months into the launch of Chelsea Hotels, a family of five New York hotels, things are moving along swimmingly for the Brooklyn resident, McCarren Hotel & Pool (formerly Hotel Williamsburg.) The hotel wraps up its latest renovations and unwraps a new lobby, revamped rooftop lounge, and plenty of outdoor summer fun.

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HotelChatter Must-Stay Hotels for Summer 2014: Brooklyn, New York

June 30, 2014 at 6:41 PM | by | Comments (0)

Introducing our newest hotel guide--HotelChatter's Must Stay Hotels--where we pick four hotels for four different types of travelers in a particular neighborhood of one major city, starting with New York. This is also a seasonal guide so the options may change depending on when you're going. Got a question about where to stay and when? Email us.

Looking for a hotel in New York City? You can troll online review sites, crowdsource on Facebook and comb through endless “Best Hotels” lists but why do all that when we’ve done all the work for you already?

Here are four different hotels to try when you head to the hipper and chiller outer borough of Brooklyn. So whether you’re going for pleasure or work and whether you’ve got cash to throw around or have pennies to count, these hotels will fulfill your needs. One common thread running through these hotel picks? They have all free WiFi. So during your stay, you can write us a thank you email for the recommendation.

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Downtown Brooklyn Getting an Uptown Kind of Hotel

Where: 252 Schermerhorn [map], Brooklyn, NY, United States, 11217
June 11, 2014 at 8:32 AM | by | Comments (0)

They paved a parking lot and put up paradise?

The developers behind The Beekman Hotel in lower Manhattan are now looking across the Brooklyn Bridge for their newest hotel project.

GFI Development Company and GB Lodging have partnered up with Spruce Capital Partners and Alex Rovt to create a lifestyle hotel at 252 Schermerhorn Street in downtown Brooklyn. The hotel will rise out of an 18,000-sq.ft. corner parcel which is currently home to an open-air parking lot.

There's not much else to go on here except that the hotel's central location between the Boerum Hill, Carol Gardens and Fort Greene neighborhoods will make it easy for future guests to get around the BK.

But we hope the developers don't take the same naming tactic as they did with The Beekman as this Brooklyn address doesn't quite roll off the tongue. Picture it: "Hey man, where you staying tonight?" "Um, the Shermanator, Sherman-horn, Shamer horn? Here, let me pull it up on my phone."

[Photo via ParkMe]

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Going to The Chapel, The Pop-Up Plexiglass Chapel at The Wythe Hotel, to Get Married

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  Site Where: 80 Wythe Ave. at N. 11th [map], New York, NY, United States, 11249
June 5, 2014 at 6:26 PM | by | Comments (0)

State by state, equal marriage rights continue to gain ground across the country. But gay couples are still prohibited from marrying in 31 states, including Nevada.

So if you’re a same-sex couple that always wanted to get hitched in one of those kitschy Vegas drive-through chapels, you’re out of luck. In Sin City, the sanctity of marriage is still reserved for Britney Spears and her 24-hour husband. Committed couples like that.

Here’s the next best thing, and no, we don’t mean the Madonna-Rupert Everett movie. (Let us never speak of it again.) To coincide with NYC Pride, Wythe Hotel is unveiling a pop-up wedding chapel on the outdoor deck of The Ides, its rooftop bar. Looking to make it official on a spur of the moment? Look no further.

From June 27-29, it takes just $1,500 to book an hour-long ceremony for up to 20 guests, an officiant to perform the ceremony, a wedding photograph and a champagne toast. And just to be clear, same-sex marriage is recognized in New York, so when you’re “legally pronounced” husbands or wives, it’s a binding deal. (Get the full details here.)

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Soon all of NYC will be Designed by Gene Kaufman

January 22, 2014 at 8:50 AM | by | Comments (0)

Here we go again. Try to contain your excitement as we bring details of two new Midtown NYC projects by "serial hotel architect," Gene Kaufman.

Both of the new hotels will be located in the increasingly hotel-ified Garment District. The first will be a 240-room, 22-story property on the site of what is now a parking lot at 326 West 37th Street, between Eighth and Ninth avenues (photo above). The second, within spitting distance at 333 West 38th Street, will rise 21 stories and have 79 rooms (h/t New York YIMBY.)

These are both just around the corner from another Kaufman project at 585 Eighth Avenue and just minutes from three more Kaufmans-in-development at 125 West 28th Street and 30 West 46th Street (both by Cambria Suites), and 125 West 28th Street. And that's just Midtown.

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Even Hotels Is Bringing Their Health-Conscious Brand to Brooklyn

December 3, 2013 at 12:38 PM | by | Comments (0)

We're still anxiously awaiting the opening of the very first Even Hotel from IHG, which is supposed to be a health-conscious and wellness hotel brand, but while we sit here jittering, Even has announced plans for yet another new hotel in NYC--Brooklyn, actually.

The downtown Brooklyn Even Hotels property will be located at the intersection of Nevins and Schermerhorn Streets, just four blocks from the Barclays Center. Word is construction has already begun on the hotel and when it opens in mid-2015 it will feature 204 guest rooms on 13 floors and all the hallmarks of an Even Hotel, which include adaptable public workspaces; an open-style Market and Bar; an Even Hotels Athletic Studio; flex space for small group fitness classes; guest rooms featuring the Even Hotels In-Room Training Zone and more.

Remember, this brand is all about helping travelers stay in the health and fitness zone while they are traveling, so if you're looking for greasy burgers topped with chili cheese fries to be washed down with soda, you'll have to set out from the hotel to find it.

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The Williamsburg Hotel Scene Keeps Growing

Where: 280 Meeker Avenue [map], Brooklyn, NY, United States, 11211
November 25, 2013 at 10:34 AM | by | Comments (0)

Less than a month since we heard news of a new boutique hotel opening in Bushwick, we hear that another new hotel is in the works for the Bushwick/Williamsburg border. We get the feeling there's lots more to come.

The latest development is a 100-room hotel at 280 Meeker Avenue and 646 Lorimer Street, which will also feature an indoor/outdoor food and beverage space, ground floor retail, and a 10-unit residential building.

The site is three blocks from the Lorimer stop on the L train, and less than a mile from other hotel developments at 175 Broadway (next to the historic Williamsburgh Savings Bank) and 93 Wythe Avenue, which we think might be a Hoxton Hotel. Our friends at Curbed also recently reported news of a 14-stroy hotel hybrid coming to 500 Metropolitan Avenue, which is just a five-minute walk, or 2-minute fixie bike ride, away.

[Photo: Google Street View]

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Brooklyn's Bushwick is Getting a Boutique Hotel

Where: 19 Bogart Street [map], Brooklyn, NY, United States, 11206
October 29, 2013 at 2:02 PM | by | Comments (0)

While there is an indie band named The Bushwick Hotel and a soon to reopen Bushwick community arts center called Market Hotel, there's not a whole lot of actual hotels in the rapidly gentrifying Bushwick area in Brooklyn. Inevitably, that's set to change.

Last week Madison Realty Capital announced the closure of a loan to finance a 23,719 square-foot, 60-room boutique hotel at 19 Bogart Street in Bushwick. Plans for the property also include four commercial units for ground-floor retail opportunities.

Joshua Zegen, Co-Founder and Managing Member of MRC, made the announcement saying:

"Bushwick is today what Williamsburg was 10 years ago – a destination for New York's creative class that continues to increase in popularity ... Given the limited competition we expect the project to succeed."

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Even More NYC Hotels are Throwing Halloween Parties this Week

October 28, 2013 at 9:32 AM | by | Comments (0)

Judging by the number of costumes we saw on the streets on New York last weekend, many of you were celebrating Halloween early. If you're holding out for the day itself, here's a few hotels that will be throwing spooky parties this Thursday. For more check our previous list of hotel Halloween parties.

Hôtel Americano

The Lost Icons Halloween costume party at Hôtel Americano will honor the "most cherished yet dearly departed" cultural icons. The hotel will be offering a special three course prix fixe menu at the rooftop restaurant Artico for $75 per person followed by a costume party with music by DJ Angola. Reservations are available from 7pm by contacting rsvp @ hotel-americano.com.

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The Holiday Inn Grows in Brooklyn

Where: 300 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY
October 21, 2013 at 11:33 AM | by | Comment (1)

InterContinental Hotels Group have just announced they are continuing their expansion into downtown Brooklyn, with the development of a new Holiday Inn at Nevins Street Station, just a few minutes walk from the recently (officially) open, Hotel Indigo Brooklyn, and close to the Barclay's Center and Brooklyn Academy of Music.

The hotel, owned by K.K. Mehta and his son Sanjeev Mehta, broke ground last week and construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2014, with an anticipated opening in early 2015.The hotel will have 246 rooms spread over 15 floors with more than 3,000 square feet of meeting space, and (in keeping with the brand's relaunch) what the company describes as "an emphasis on arrival and welcome services, guestroom and guest bath comfort, and a redesigned logo and signage.

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Could We Be Getting a Hoxton Hotel in New York at Last?

Where: 93-97 Wythe Avenue [map], Brooklyn, NY, United States
September 23, 2013 at 11:25 AM | by | Comments (2)

It's been more than a year since investment firm, Ennismore Capital acquired London's hip and budget-friendly Hoxton Hotel, and just about as long since they starting dropping hints about global expansion and we began speculating as to when they would arrive in U.S.

We told you last month about the future Hoxton Amsterdam and now we have fairly good reason to believe there will be another Hoxton Hotel in the works -- in Williamsburg.

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Hotel Indigo Brooklyn is Finally, Officially, Open

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  Site Where: 229 Duffield Street [map], Brooklyn, NY, United States, 11201
September 23, 2013 at 10:23 AM | by | Comment (1)

Hotel Indigo Brooklyn may have opened for business a year ago, but only after a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a Chinese lion dance last week, was the hotel considered officially open.

The delay in ribbon cutting was put down to the wishes of owners The Lam Group to have extended family attend the opening ceremony, which ended up being during the late September Chinese Moon Festival.

The rooms we looked at are a lot more colorful than those we saw when we last stopped in, back in August 2012. The grey bed spreads have been livened up with red blankets and pillows; each of the 128 guest rooms feature an oversize photo mural and the suites have funky black-and-white sofas.

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