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29 May

Wythe hotel – the coolest hotel in Brooklyn, New York.

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Wythe-hotel-exterior-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell Some of you may know, if you follow me on Instagram, that I have recently returned from New York. I stayed in the Brooklyn area for a few days.

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.

Wythe-hotel-wallpaper-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell I’ve dived straight into the bedroom, the hotel’s piece de resistance.

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.

The-wythe-hotel-bedside-table-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell I would describe the look of the room as eclectic, summed up by this photo, with the ornate wallpaper, industrial table and mid-century modern style sound system.

Wythe-hotel-bed-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell Love the contrasting black wall lights too.

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.

Wythe-hotel-Brooklyn-styling-and-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell Here are the little design elements specially created for the hotel.

So, the delicious Mast brothers chocolates originated in Brooklyn. How befitting that their London store is in trendy Shoreditch.

wythe-hotel-view-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell Here are the other amazing features of the room.

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. wythe-hotel-view-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell Look at my view of Manhattan, beautiful by day, sunset and night.

You can even see the Brooklyn flea market from here.

The-Wythe-hotel-dressing-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell Me being me, couldn’t resist adding my bright pink Kate Spade handbag here. It goes really well with the Royal Indigo blue of the directory and the gold of the table lamp don’t you think?

Oh, and isn’t that such a cute phone?

Wythe-hotel-chair-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell Now I couldn’t resist adding my Kate Spade shoes too!

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.

The-view-Wythe-hotel-Brooklyn-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell Above the desk was a mirrored window, which on the other side is the bathroom.

Look at the reflection. It’s like having a 360 degree view of Manhattan in my room. Goldies-toiletries-at-Wythe-hotel-Brooklyn-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell Here’s the other side of that mirror window, inside the bathroom.

Even as one showers, one sees Manhattan. Love the bespoke toiletries too.

The-minibar-at-Wythe-hotel-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell Here’s the cool mini bar which I didn’t touch, but imagine what a party you could have in this room. Cocktails at sunset anyone?

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.

Reynard-Wythe-hotel-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell Love the mosaics floor of Reynard, the new American eatery on the ground floor.

Welcome-to-Brooklyn-wall-Wythe-hotel-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell Another view from my hotel window. Welcome to Brooklyn! How wonderful to be greeted by this.

Wythe-hotel-door-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell I could quite easily live in that gorgeous hotel.

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.

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      Lovely to meet you Christine. It was a wonderful hotel. I can’t wait to go back 🙂

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      Thank you Tracey. Hope to see you some time this year soon. We have to organise something lovely x

  1. Christine Morgan

    Looking forward to hearing more about your visit as this hotel sounds great. Went to New York last year for the first time & fell in love with it & can’t wait for a return trip. The views from your window are fabulous & just quintessentially New York!

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      I’ll let you know when the next NYC post is done. Hope you are well. I can’t wait to return to NYC too.x

  2. What an amazing hotel to stay in with a spectacular view of Manhatten! Love the mix of industrial minimal styling with the touches of glamour that all hotel bedrooms need, especially love all the graphic design pieces made for the hotel. Definitely on the list to visit and stay now! Hope you had a great trip 🙂

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      I had a wonderful trip. You have to stay at this hotel the next time you go. Brooklyn is so cool. I’ll show you in my Brooklyn post soon. Happy weekend Glyn, lovely to meet you 🙂

  3. It really does look absolutely stunning, it’s been a while since I’ve been to New York but will definitely head to Brooklyn next time I do. We stayed in a similarly stylish hotel in Boston called The Liberty, a former prison X

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      Hi Lins, I have to check out the Liberty, sounds very interesting. Have a wonderful weekend and I really appreciate the visit and comment here 🙂

  4. i can not tell you how jealous I am that you got to stay here and that you got to the Brooklyn flea. My only regret on my recent trip was not getting over to Brooklyn especially as I loved it so much the last time I was there.

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      Mary, we can always go back. You, Natalia and I for a shopping trip, right? 😉 xx

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