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.
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We stayed in a room that had spectacular views of both Brooklyn and Manhattan! the Bar on the Top has breathtakingly beautiful panoramic view of the city and the neighborhoods. Our room was very cozy with perfect bathroom and amenities.
the best part of the hotel is that the staff is very helpful and friendly-especially Peter E!
I would highly recommend this place and cant wait to go back!
Love this hotel. Great rooms, food, view. Quite possibly the most comfortable beds. This staff is always extremely nice and make you feel right at home. Always enjoy my talks with Peter E.
The best hotel in Brooklyn!!
Five stars 110% big love for Peter E., hospitality ambassador at the William Vale hotel. His charisma and thoughtlessness are unmatched and made a huge difference for me on multiple visits. He helped me with very practical matters as well as some above and beyond! Whoever is his boss, five stars to you. You hired someone who makes a huge difference and defined the personality of your hotel. Thumbs up, many thanks, keep on!
We have had many pleasant stays at the William Vale and are always impressed by the hotel and staff. I feel compelled to write this review because of one person in particular that makes our stay extra special. Peter Erasme is always a great ambassador at William Vale from the time we arrive with his friendly greeting to the departure. He always offers suggestions how to make the visit more pleasant. He makes an already great hotel experience even better.
I was super excited about staying at the hotel and particularly wanted to be in Williamsberg.
Got there late in the evening and checked in with a less than welcoming approach. The girl on the desk just did not seem to be interested and was talking to me like dhe was a robot.
I entered the room and it became blindingly clear that they had given me a room that was already occupied albeit the guests were not in the room at the time.
There were lots of designer bags (Gucci rtc) where the guest had clearly been Shopping. There were clothes in the cupboards. I could have helped myself to anything!
I rang down to the front desk who sent the bell boy up to check. Why couldn’t they tell on their system that someone was already in the room?!!!
The bell boy confirmed the obvious snd asked me to stay in the room while he went back down to the front desk. I mean, adking me to stay in someone else’s room full of designer shopping?
I went back downstairs myself and told the staff on the front desk what had happened and they just did not seem concerned- I didn’t even get an apology.
I then asked to speak to the manager and asked him to cancel my reservation which he fid immediately and I found another hotel.
A terrible, distasteful experience. The hotel staff were not concerned in the slightest.
Surely this is a guest safety issue? What if someone was in the room. What if it was a young person on his/her own?