Williamsburg, Greenpoint

Wythe Hotel

Occupying a historic red-brick building just a few blocks from McCarren Park, the Wythe’s preopening renovation—which included the construction of a glassy, three-story addition to the roof—preserved many of the site’s original details, like vintage ironwork and tall timber ceilings. Guest rooms are airy and uncluttered, with spare furnishings and polished concrete floors, and most are far more spacious than what you’d generally find across the East River. The industrial-chic aesthetic will appeal to those who value stylish design over plushy luxury, though the atmosphere is softened by artisanal accents, like vintage mirrors in the white-tiled bathrooms and handmade beds built from reclaimed wood. Gorgeous views from “loft” rooms are maximized by floor-to-ceiling windows, while many lower-level bedrooms stare onto an adjoining building, on which, charmingly, the Wythe has commissioned Brooklyn-inspired graffiti art. Downstairs, locals crisscross the lobby on their way to the hotel’s trendy brasserie, Reynards, or up to the sixth-floor bar for craft cocktails, stellar views, and an open-air deck. — Julie Doherty Meade

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