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
When I checked into the room at this hotel, I felt right at home. Get a room with the Gotham view. It's worth it. The room/hotel is so glam and the setting is perfect for sunsets on gorgeous summer nights. Walking distance to so many cute cafes. I loved staying here!! I don’t normally stay in BK, but this was a great experience.
I always stand by the fact that the people working for the hotel makes up 80% of one's experience when staying at a property and William Vale certainly have a pool of dedicated service team that goes above and beyond to make one's stay not just comfortable, but very memorable.
Chantal for one stood out like no other. She is warm, efficient and is constantly very proactive in checking to make sure we got our rooms first things first given we flew a straight 18hrs from Singapore and were completely flat out by the time we reached the hotel while Peter, the ambassador of the hotel was quick to note that its our first time in Brooklyn and was extremely helpful suggesting great eateries and drink holes to soothe that tired spirit of ours.
Lovely view at the Bar and the location is fantastic. Literally everything is a stroll away from Whole Food to Sweet Chicks and the neighbourhood is extremely charming.
I was blown away, I would recommend the William Vale 1000%. Our Valet, Juan our bell hop, Cynthia’s beautiful smile and warm welcome was just the beginning & Peter the hotels ambassador beyond words. The staff was incredibly attentive.....everyone deserves an A+++. Not to mention it was my birthday and Cynthia personally sang happy birthday, what a voice. Thank you for a perfect weekend!!!
Nice hotel in a popular location. Views are amazing from the spacious balcony. Reception and housekeeping staff very welcoming and helpful. Not quite the luxury facilities we are use to in English hotels, many little touches missing that I would expect at this price but still a pleasant stay.
Peter, the Ambassador of the Hotel, was fantastic. He went out of his way to accommodate us from the second we checked in until the second we left. Outside of Peter, the service was incredibly SLOW. World-class hospitality experience as advertised it's NOT. To start there are no ice machines on the floors. So every delivery of ice took an hour or more. I don't even know how they will handle the summer crowd. We ordered ice at 2 pm for a 5 pm cocktail hour in our room. The ice came at 345, so we had to send it back because it would have melted. I asked them to please be back by 5. I called at 430 for a reminder. The ice arrived at 540pm. It wasn't only the ice. No matter what we needed - service was slow, and NOONE answers the phone. Thank goodness for Peter. He tried to make it up to us. I will be back to utilize the roof top but probably will never stay there again. Peter was TERRIFIC!!