The Vibe: Shoreditch Williamsburg.
The Area: Hip Williamsburg.
The DNA: The Hoxton, Williamsburg occupies the former premises of the Rosenwach factory, which built the many wooden water towers that can be spotted all over the city. The building is made from a varigated brick exterior, that nods to the factory’s original appearance. On one side, a cascading stair down to the basement level lobby doubles up as seating leading down toward a courtyard. Inside, the lobby space is filled with vintage and custom-designed furniture and lighting for an eclectic, residential feel. Natural light floods the space, thanks to large windows that wrap around the building, while floral patterns, a pastel colour palette and two fireplaces create an irresistible atmosphere for lounging. Food-wise, each of the hotel’s three eateries brings something different to the table. In the factory’s original carriage house, Klein’s offers American classics in a brasserie-style setting from morning to night. On the outdoor mezzanine, Backyard provides a more relaxed atmosphere where chips, moreish sandwiches and pitchers of cocktails can be enjoyed on sun-loungers. Visitors are most likely to make a beeline to Summerly, the open-air restaurant on the building’s rooftop where East Coast delights like lobster rolls and clam pies will keep the feeling of summer days and nights ongoing.
Suite-Me-Up: Upstairs, each of the hotel’s rooms is just as inviting. All equipped with floor-to-ceiling windows to maximize views, the rooms are filled with space-saving features like under-bed storage, brass hardware details and mohair headboards, plus locally made ceramics, custom-designed bedding by Brooklyn-based label Dusen Dusen and a curated collection of books by local residents.
Accolades: Condé Nast Traveller Host List 2019
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 175 rooms (16-22m2) • hotel opened: 2018 • architecture: Perkins Eastman • bathroom amenities: custom • street parking (charged) ✅ pet friendly, no charges • 24-hour front desk • wheelchair accessible