Known as “the hotel by and for Brooklyn”, the former factory building is located on the Williamsburg waterfront and was converted in 2012 into a 70-room hotel, with a restaurant and rooftop bar.
Designers and co-owners Peter Lawrence, Andrew Tarlow, and Jed Walentas made a conscious effort to employ local artisans, welders and craftsmen throughout the construction process. All of the hotel’s components were sourced from the community — from custom wallpaper, to the furniture and mini bars, which are stocked with locally sourced goodies.
The rooms: Think exposed brick walls, pine ceilings and oversized windows with killer views.
If you go:
- Make sure to head upstairs to the rooftop bar, which is a local favorite during the warmer months. The 360 views offer an ideal place to grab sunset cocktails, when you can watch Manhattan magically light up across the East River.
- If you’re bunking up with a friend, try the Bunk Bed rooms, which offer king-sized, stacked beds outfitted with their own flat screen TVs.
- Hit the “Kinfolk Compound” across the street — which includes an eatery with DJ’s and rotating art installations; a store stocked with unique shoes and apparel, and Kinfolk 94—a unique, geometric, dome-like space which is open every Thursday-Saturday nights and often features live performances.
Address: 80 Wythe Avenue, between N 11th & N 12th Streets Williamsburg, Brooklyn