Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn

• June 17, 2012

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Located in the heart of Brooklyn, the Wythe Hotel is an 8-story hotel on the Williamsburg waterfront. Built in 1901, this former cooperage has been meticulously converted into a 72-room hotel offering service and amenities yet to be seen in the borough, while the building’s industrial character – including its concave corner entrance, original pine beams, masonry, arched windows and cast-iron columns – has been beautifully preserved. Like its surrounding neighborhood, the Wythe Hotel melds historic with modern, creating something entirely unique and authentic.

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Atop the original 5-story structure sits a new 3-story glass and aluminum addition that references the hotel’s existing factory windows while dramatically pulling the building into the present. Throughout the hotel, 72 guest rooms feature 13’ high original timber ceilings, oversized windows, radiant heat concrete floors, seasonally sourced mini-bar offerings, custom amenities and works by local artists. Many rooms boast floor-to-ceiling views of the Manhattan skyline and East River.

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Renowned Brooklyn restaurateur Andrew Tarlow, of Marlow & Sons, Diner, and Roman’s, manages the hotel’s expansive food and beverage program. Venues include Reynards – a ground floor restaurant and bar with a wood-fired oven and grill, courtyard seating, and a daily menu featuring market-driven American fare and seasonal cocktails, and Ides – a 6th floor bar and terrace with stunning Manhattan and Brooklyn views. There are various event spaces as well, including a main event hall, a private dining room, large guest lofts and 60-seat screening room and bar. Wythe Hotel is located in Brooklyn’s most dynamic neighborhood, with Williamsburg’s best galleries, boutiques, bars, restaurants and concert halls within walking distance. It is one subway stop from Manhattan, and minutes from the central hub of Union Square.

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+ Project facts


  • Address: 80 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211
  • Website: www.wythehotel.com
  • Phone: 718.460.8000 (Main)
  • Opening date: May 2012
  • Rates: $179-$495


  • 8 stories
  • 72 guest rooms
  • 4 Lofts – 2 with private roof deck
  • 2 band rooms – one with 4 beds and one with 6 beds
  • 8 bunk rooms – all include 2 beds
  • Fitness room


  • 1st floor restaurant & bar – Reynards
  • 6th floor rooftop bar & terrace – Ides
  • Main event space with seated capacity of 200 and separate entrance
  • Indoor & outdoor private event space with garden seating
  • 60-seat screening room with bar and separate entrance
  • Private dining room


  • Custom made beds made from re-claimed ceiling timbers by Dave Hollier Woodwork and Design (DHWWD)
  • Turkish bath towels
  • Eco-friendly bath products by Goldies
  • Radiant floor heating
  • Custom wallpaper by Dan Funderburgh & Flavor Paper
  • Vintage mirrors in all guest bathrooms
  • Surround sound system for iPhone and MP3 players
  • REVO Heritage internet radio players
  • Band rooms feature TDK sound systems
  • Free wireless high speed internet
  • LED TV with full HD


  • Duke Riley – Lobby art
  • Steve Powers (ESPO) – Exterior wall art
  • Dan Funderburgh & Flavor Paper – Custom wallpaper
  • Tom Fruin – Neon hotel sign

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Category: Architecture, Hotel

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