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
We came to William Vale for the first time last month. The room was small, but nice and clean. It isn't a quiet place to be sure. A rooftop bar across the street is loud and stays open late. The elevator situation is as described elsewhere, as is the bar on the top floor. Long lines of people outside waiting to get to the rooftop bar. Takes away from the ambiance and gives it a "club scene" feel. Having said all that, it was a nice stay, but we would probably pick something smaller and more intimate next time. The staff were all very friendly and helpful as needed.
My husband and I celebrated our anniversary recently at William Vale. We loved the vibe at the pool and rooftop and had a delicious meal at Leuca. I want to give a big shout out to Erik the concierge and the head of security who couldn’t have been more professional and empathic when I thought I lost my rings. Fortunately I found them but the staff were amazing during my pursuit!
Recently just stayed at The William Vale with a group on the larger size for a bachelorette. Words can’t state how amazingly beautiful the experience here was. If you’re searching to find beautiful views of the city, book a hotel with The William Vale and I promise you won’t be disappointed. Rooftop pool and cabanas to lay out in the sun are also a plus!
Peter you were a wonderful help to us!! Always went the extra mile to provide us with your great generosity!
I can’t thank you enough Peter for making our stay so wonderful!
Yet another wonderful weekend stay at The William Vale. Hands down best hotel in Brooklyn....the staff, the views, the food, the location, the rooms....all simply perfect. Many thanks to our good friend Peter for always going out of his way to make us feel welcome and appreciated.
Greg & Beth
Our stay at the William Vale was made exceptional because Peter met and exceeded our every need. He is friendly, courteous, kind, and all around wonderful! I highly recommend the William Vale for anyone staying in New York. It's fabulous!