The William Vale Hotel
What We Love
- Doing laps in New York’s longest hotel pool, when the weather’s nice
- Tasting Andrew Carmellini’s next great culinary creation
- Staying at a hotel that’s caught the eye of Condé Nast Traveler – before it even opened
- Hanging out on your private, city-view balcony
What To Know
- There's a 15,000 square-foot public park on the rooftop
- A swimming pool can be found on the third floor
- Super close to hip cafes, bars and shops
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
How do you get a whole borough of too-cool-for-school hipsters’ tongues wagging? Design a cutting-edge, modern-skyscraper hotel, align yourself with a leading hospitality group, and hire its acclaimed restaurateurs to develop your dining plan. This is the approach that Williamsburg’s forthcoming The William Vale has taken, and so far, it’s working. The soon-to-open stay has already won itself a profile in Brooklyn’s Brownstoner, not to mention others in Haute Living and Condé Nast Traveler.
Helmed by Andrew Carmellini – the chef who brought you The Dutch (South Beach and NYC editions) and The Greenwich Hotel’s Locanda Verde – the F&B scene will likely be a draw in and of itself. The building, meanwhile, will include an elevated public green space, a panoramic rooftop lounge and New York’s longest hotel pool. And sure, the property may have gotten some great press so far, but that doesn’t mean the cat’s completely out of the bag. It may probably take some time after this promising property opens for it to take off, so make like a hipster, and sleep here before it’s cool.
Your sleek room features unobstructed, New York-skyline views. The hardwood-floored Gotham King room boasts a 71-square-foot balcony, and features designer décor, contemporary art and nine-foot floor-to-ceiling windows. You’ll also have a comfy seating area and a master bath with a separate, glassed-in, rain-style shower.
The dining at The William Vale will be overseen by NoHo Hospitality Group, helmed by leading chef Andrew Carmellini. If that name rings a bell, it’s because it’s the name behind such renowned eateries as The Dutch, Bar Primi and iconic Locanda Verde. Among his contributions will be the rooftop lounge, featuring panoramic views of the city.
In the past decade or so, Williamsburg has emerged as a hub for New York’s hipster class, with sleek new bars, fashion-forward clothing shops and numerous music venues having opened in their midst. Aside from offering its own unusual public spaces, including an elevated green space and a rooftop lounge, the stay is near two of them: the Brooklyn Bowl and Music Hall of Williamsburg. Buzzy nightspots and to-go eateries abound on Bedford Avenue, two blocks over.
How to Get There
I stayed here for Valentines day, only 1 night. I am from Long Island so staying on the 21st floor overlooking the gorgeous city skyline was perfect! Service was great, Staff was so polite, and restaurant was impeccable. I actually was thinking about putting my parents up in a room for their anniversary, It was that breath-taking and wonderful.
Peter E. the hotels Ambassador was so sweet and kind. AND very very well dressed. I was surprised but intrigued. Awesome style Peter :)
I would definitely tell my family and friends to stay here.( Already called my sisters to tell them how great my stay was.)
This was a surprise trip for my love's birthday, and we couldn't have had a better time! Chester on reception treated us to an upgrade to the 21st floor, so we really felt on top of the world! The room was so comfortable we had to tear ourselves away to see some of the sights. The service was impeccable, the facilities amazing, and we were looked after like family by Peter, he was the perfect ambassador. I cannot recommend him, or the hotel highly enough. Forget Manhattan… Brooklyn’s where it’s at!
Thank you to Peter E. for showing us an absolutely wonderful time at The William Vale. He helped my Mother get around and feel like a VIP on our short trip. The rooftop is incredible as are the drinks & food. Highly recommend.
A wonderful hotel with top shelf offerings, Visited friends here and was so disappointed I didn’t choose this hotel first !!! It’s location is close to restaurants and nearby stores. Staff very helpful and knowledgeable.
Me and my girlfriends absolutely loved staying at the William Vale! The hotel itself was beautiful, but more than that the staff was so friendly. Peter greeted us every day with a smile in the lobby, and always went above and beyond to make sure these small town girls were taken care of and found our way to the best places in Brooklyn! His enthusiasm and love for people is evident, and he was one of the best parts of our stay!