Today is the grand opening of Williamsburg’s Wythe Hotel, the $32 million dollar project to transform a historic industrial building into an upscale hotel. It’s also the grand opening of Andrew Tarlow’s highly anticipated restaurant on the ground-floor, named Reynards. The 72 hotel rooms come in eight different variations, outfitted with locally-made furniture, custom wallpaper from Flavor Paper, 13-feet high exposed ceilings, and exposed brick. Rates range from $179-$495. Some of the rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows, which have pretty fantastic views of the skyline. Rooms without views of Manhattan look out onto artwork commission by the hotel, painted on the neighboring building. The upper-floor hotel units, sixth floor bar/outdoor terrace, and downstairs movie theater will finish construction in about a month. (The restaurant, bar, and theater will be open to hotel guests and the public.) The restaurant will focus on seasonal cuisine and “whole-animal, wood-fired cooking.” There are two large dining areas and outdoor seating, which connects to an outdoor terrace outside a private events room. Click through for the full tour and more details!
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The lobby. To the right is an art piece commissioned by the hotel about Williamsburg history.
Private event space. The “totem poles” are not permanent, they are from an art exhibit that happened the night before.
Bar in the event space. The arcade game is also part of the art exhibit. The beams are a building original.
Event space again. Most of the hotel boasts the timber ceilings, a building original. The ironwork on the ceiling is also original and the owners believe it was used as some sort of transportation system when the building was a warehouse. The iron work continues into the front lobby.
A typical two-person room. There are three different types of wallpaper throughout the hotel units. The floors are cement.
Bathroom shots. Designers brought in tons of vintage mirrors, which went in to most of the bathrooms. Also, a sliding door on the bathroom and no doors on the closet mean there isn’t any crowding near the entry door.
Ceiling in a bedroom.
Many of the rooms look out onto artwork commissioned by the hotel.
The view on a cloudy day.
Rooms come with a mini bar, wifi, and surround sound. Some have televisions.
The bunk bed rooms are the smallest we viewed, and come in just below $200/night. Each bunk bed has a personal television.
The ground-floor restaurant space.
Love the tile work!
The second dining room.
The door will lead to outdoor dining space.
Not pictured: the sixth floor bar (associated with the restuarant), still under construction. It has a huge wrap-around terrace with fantastic views of the neighborhood and Manhattan. The downstairs movie theater is also still under construction, and is attached to a small bar which will have its own entrance on North 11th.