I love the calm of Brooklyn. It was only a 15 minute drive away from busy Manhattan.
Brooklyn reminded me of Shoreditch in London, with its hipster and creative vibe.
I will be doing a separate post on my exploration of Brooklyn soon, but for now I just want to rave about the amazing hotel I stayed in.
Introducing you to the Wythe hotel, a small 72 bedded hotel converted from a former textile factory in Williamsburg, North Brooklyn.
It is owned by Andrew Tarlow, a renowned restauranteur and entrepreneur.
Judging from the building’s cool exterior, it was not unexpected to find the cool style that greeted me inside.
One of the focal points of the bedroom was that Dan Funderburgh wallpaper, with its perfect blue that I describe as a muted powder Teal.
Love how that mint metal side table counterbalance as an accent colour. The metal of the table providing that required industrial vibe, but toned down by its hue, as it sits against that wallpaper.
So, for me to rave enthusiastically about a hotel, it’s not all just about design. Comfort and service is key. Both the latter I may add, ticked the required box with an extra bold font.
Here is why: I should have asked where the bed and bedding were from. All I can say is that when my head hit that soft pillow and as I snuggled amongst the silky soft sheets, I slept like a baby ( the type that sleeps right through the night!).
Now, for the service factor. The staff were so lovely and friendly. When I rang down to ask where I could find a nearby shop to buy a toothbrush (yes, there’s always something that I forget to pack), they delivered one to me within 5 minutes of asking.
So, the delicious Mast brothers chocolates originated in Brooklyn. How befitting that their London store is in trendy Shoreditch.
When I say amazing, I mean Wow! Look at that floor to ceiling window spanning the wall, that polished cement floor and that ever so comfortable leather armchair. Look at my view of Manhattan, beautiful by day, sunset and night.
You can even see the Brooklyn flea market from here.
Oh, and isn’t that such a cute phone?
Love the curves of that black bentwood, bistro style chair contrasted against the grey of the polished cement and the rough texture of the exposed brick wall.
Even as one showers, one sees Manhattan. Love the bespoke toiletries too.
Talking about cocktails and sunset, there is a rooftop bar in the hotel with that same amazing far reaching view. I didn’t photograph it as it was jam packed with a party that day.
Hope you’ve enjoyed my journey through some of the design elements of the hotel. There is more to see but the room was my absolutely favourite.
I will be writing on out and about in Brooklyn soon, so watch this space.
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend ahead.