During an unplanned first visit to Williamsburg, Brooklyn, I got to know the Wythe Hotel. At the corner of Wythe Avenue and 11th Street, in a neighborhood that appears like a hybrid of Santa Monica and New York, this fascinating structure should not be missed!
The Wythe captivates the imagination with its pleasing high factory windows and exposed interior and exterior brick walls, dating from 1901. Pine from the original factory ceilings has been used to make the beds in the guest rooms. Reynard Restaurant is the hotel’s main caterer, with a farm to table menu that changes daily. The hotel also offers an intimate, chic space that can be rented to show movies or for other events.
While it is very small in size, the Wythe Hotel’s lobby is artsy: there is an extended pine coffee table that has a few short stools scattered around it. On the wall behind the table hangs a simply framed painting of a collage of doodles that seems to be the artist’s interpretation of the surrounding area. Do not fear to get closer to inspect the intriguing details.
The Wythe is a boutique hotel (70 rooms) with a great location that provides clear views of the east side of Manhattan and the East River. A breathtaking rooftop bar offers spectacular views of the city. Modern construction is taking over the area, promising chic, new residential towers. Try to enjoy this zone before its hipster identity gets gentrified for good!