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
Just want to take a moment to thank and recognize Peter E. at The William Vale Hotel for his excellent assistance and service. He went way above and beyond to help us. Peter made our visit that much more enjoyable!!!
My wife and I had an incredible time at the William Vale Hotel for our wedding weekend. We got married a few blocks from the hotel and made the William Vale our home base. The hotel is beautiful, the views are incredible, our room could not have been more comfortable, and the service was phenomenal.
We also had the fortunate opportunity to cross paths with Peter Erasme, the ambassador of the hotel, who took our experience to the next level. He was a gracious host, helped us with a variety of asks and most importantly, opened the doors to the rooftop balcony so we could get the perfect photos our wedding. It’s rare to meet someone so willing to help, and we are so grateful to Peter for his generosity.
We’re looking forward to our next stay!
Heard great things about this hotel from my daughter who lives in Williamsburg. Usually always stay in Manhattan but decided to try out Brooklyn. Staying for a couple weeks and so far I must say I am enjoying my stay. Valet is fast, Check in was fast and easy, the elevators are a bit slow but It just depends on what time of the day. Peter was very helpful, very cool guy. On my second day I found myself possibly catching a cold, wanted to call down to concierge to inquiry about some medicine and the multiple times I called it continued to ring - no answer. Decided to roam and found myself at the westlight rooftop bar on the 22nd floor (extraordinary view ). Christina at the door reminded me of everything a hospitality professional should be and more. It was a busy Saturday and yet she was still a delight, even offered to call the front desk on my behalf. Sat me at a beautiful table right by the window view facing towards Manhattan. She offered to make a reservation for my family who will all be in town next week. The very next day I went back and she even remembered my name. I was extremely impressed, she’s a great conversationalist especially for a solo tourist like myself. The service was slightly off but it seems to be a trend in New York in my opinion. The Italian restaurant Leuca had great food, decent service as well. Took my daughter we love the pizza. Looking forward to the rest of my stay.