Australian hotelier Peter Lawrence, New York property developer Jed Walentas (of Two Trees) and celebrated restaurateur Andrew Tarlow (of Diner and Marlow & Sons) have recently teamed up and turned a Brooklyn waterfront barrel and cask factory from 1901 into a 72-room hotel. The trio have retained the character of the old factory by keeping the original exposed bricks, cast iron columns, and arched windows. They reclaimed pine wood from the ceilings to use as beds. They’ve also put together an interesting variety of rooms within the 72 they rent out. These room options range from East River views over Manhattan from a king-sized bedroom to six-man ‘band’ rooms with multiple showers on the recommendation of the Brooklyn Bowl, a nearby music venue. The rooms tend to boast concrete floors which, despite their appearance, are heated from underneath to keep your toes warm while you’re relaxing in your room. If at any point you’re able to extract yourself from the room, the hotel boasts – thanks to Andrew Tarlow – an exceptional restaurant on the ground floor of the Wythe and roof-top cocktail bar, both of which are rapidly becomming destination spots around Brooklyn. To further add to their appeal, for their release they had Brian Ferry in to shoot photographs for the press. If you happen to be in New York and are looking for a place to stay, look no further than the Wythe. For a few more pictures, Secret Forts also did a nice piece on the interior.
Wythe Hotel | wythehotel.com | 80 Wythe Av.
Currently accepting reservations, rooms start at $179.