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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
The hotel itself regular for its star value , very expensive rates especially in the summer season - although all that fades away when you see the view - breathtaking rooftop glass-walled restaurant with a panoramic view for the Manhattan . No photos truly depict it :)
I stayed at the WV recently for business and was welcomed warmly by the excellent Peter Erasme, the hotel's ambassador. He and the rest of the staff ensured my stay was comfortable and that the event I was there for was executed perfectly. I required additional technical access and it was achieved with ease. Fantastic service.
Hosting an event at the WV Hotel is an absolutely magical experience. Everything is first-class and the venue is amazing. The views from the hotel - from the rooftop, the Westlight bar, and room terraces are absolutely stunning, the rooms are very well-appointed and the quality of food and service are first-rate. But, what makes any hotel/hospitality experience extra special is the quality and attentiveness of the staff. From the moment we arrived and were greeted by The Ambassador, Peter E. to our departure, everyone at the WV was focused on making the experience wonderful for all. In addition to Peter, special shout out to the Director of Ops and Events, Oleg Z - he and the entire team exhibited a meticulous attention to detail and did so with grace and charm. A first-class venue, hotel and team!