Williamsburg's newly opened Wythe Hotel is a shining example of adaptive reuse that is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after places to stay in NYC. The hotel source many of the early-1900s industrial features - like original pine ceiling beams, cast iron structural columns and arched windows - right from the converted textile and barrel factory that makes up its first five floors. And even the building's five-story neon sign, a sculptural installation by local artist Tom Fruin, is made of old metal signs found around the city. But the Wythe's post-industrial beauty lies not only in the building itself but in its interior details as well, so we were delighted to peek inside and snap some photos. Step inside our gallery to see what you can expect from a night's stay at this new Brooklyn hotspot!
Artwork throughout the hotel is by local artists, including the huge Duke Riley drawing in the lobby. The big painting in the lobby’s elevator by is also by a local artist. In the hallways, light fixtures combine midcentury modern with early-1900s design elements, a style pairing that’s repeated throughout the hotel—even in the hallway signage.
The decor of the ground-floor Reynard’s restaurant (the latest from co-owner Andrew Tarlow, of Marlow & Sons, Diner and Roman’s) juxtaposes original industrial features like a cast-iron column with finer ones like the seafoam-green gloss enamel. The space also features rich, soft brown calfskin banquettes.
Some of the rooms even have bunkbeds to accommodate bands on tour.
Each room has a retro-style REVO Heritage internet radio, and a curly red cable to connect your iPhone or MP3 player to the surround-sound audio system. Bathrooms all have vintage (read, recycled) mirrors and other small furnishings. The eco-friendly bath products are by a Rockaway Beach-based Goldie’s. Custom-made bed frames are made of reclaimed ceiling timbers, by Dave Hollier Woodwork and Design, and the guestrooms all have custom wallpaper by Dan Funderburgh and Flavor Paper.