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Brooklyn's most over-saturated hipster 'hood is about to get its fix of the boutique hotel scene next month, when the Hotel Williamsburg makes its grand opening. Luckily for them, the competition is virtually nil.
The question we have is, can this large-scale project live up to its hype? The 64-room hotel is certainly promising a lot: a Crosley record player in every room, Brooklyn Industries-designed staff uniforms, and three main public spaces—specifically, a lobby bar, rooftop bar, and ground-level "poolside club"—with drink menus by Alchemy Consulting (Andaz 5th Avenue, Andaz Wall Street, The Randolph At Broome).
After venting our initial skepticism, we called the hotel's PR rep to find out just what those custom-designed uniforms might look like. Are we talking hoodies? Sheer tunics? Guys in short shots? A combination of all three? No details could be confirmed, so for now we'll just leave it to your imagination.
New York probably doesn't need any new hotels but like it or not, we're gonna get 'em in 2011. The latest one to catch our eye is the Graves Charney from Graves Hospitality, they of the Graves 601 in Minneapolis.
The Graves Hospitality website has no details on it but according to this TCB Mag article from February 2009, the hotel will open in Bryant Park and will be targeted for corportate and fashion-industry travelers:
“It’s a stone’s throw, literally 150 feet, from the new Bank of America headquarters on 42nd Street,” Graves says. “It’s right across the street from the world headquarters of Verizon. We’re right in the fashion district—all the high-end fashion companies have offices literally within 150 to 200 feet of this building.”
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It looks like Wyndham Hotels is doing their best to gussy up their brand not just by introducing a "fashion" hotel to NYC but also by snapping up cool, independent hotels like the Graves 601 in Minneapolis.
The 255-room hotel has just joined the Wyndham family and it's official name will now be: Graves 601 Hotel, Wyndham Grand. But that seems to be the only thing that's changing here. The hotel is not undergoing any on-site changes, aside from adding "Wyndham Grand" to the signage, said Benjamin Graves, the Graves Hospitality president, in a statement: