Believe the hype: NYC’s Williamsburg is a hotbed of old and new, hip and heritage; and that spirit is matched in The Hoxton Williamsburg , set within a former factory near the East river. Entering the lobby feels like stepping into your designer friend’s loft conversion: exposed brick walls relaxed by soft pastel furnishings, cool wall art, house plants and mood lighting.
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Upstairs, the rooms feel equally cosy yet cool, with concrete ceilings, brassy light fixtures and playful bed linens from Brooklyn label Dusen Dusen. The space-saving fold-down desk is great for a spot of work; and the little breakfast bag you hang on your door at night to be filled by the morning is a nice touch.
Don’t expect a spa or pool. But the lobby lounge is perfect for lazing around in comfy wingback armchairs, or doing a spot of work on the lightning-quick Wi-Fi. Every room also comes with a handy neighbourhood map with in-the-know recommendations for everything from the best bagels to indie cinemas, brunch spots and boutiques. Grab sundowners and Manhattan skyline views at rooftop bar Summerly, then go forth and discover the neighbourhood’s amazing restaurants, craft beer bars and artisanal hot sauce shops – so Williamsburg.
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