Situated in a hip Brooklyn neighborhood, The Williamsburg Hotel is a luxury refuge from the hustle and bustle of the city. This eight-story giant is one of the many towering figures that make up the iconic NYC skyline, so it’s no surprise that it also offers enviable 360 views of the city. Visitors can go up to the hotel’s unconventional Water Tower Bar and snazzy rooftop pool and take in these breathtaking vistas with a cocktail or two. What’s more, alongside housing visitors on their stay in the city, this magnificent hotel also hosts multiple events throughout the year including the magical Candlelight concert series.
The hotel is right in the middle of all the action, and it’s really well-connected in terms of transport. Visitors can take the L train and get off at Bedford Avenue station and you can look out for landmarks such as the New York Transit Museum and The Brooklyn Brewery that live close by.
Facts, Curiosities and Interesting Things about The Williamsburg Hotel
1. The hotel’s architecture is already iconic
Walking down the streets of Brooklyn, it would be difficult to miss the tall red-brick and glass building. The eight-story hotel has become somewhat of an architectural icon in the Williamsburg area thanks to the glass-and-steel encased rooftop lounge that resembles a water tower. The modern yet edgy interior also ticks all the style boxes, and goes hand-in-hand with Williamsburg’s hip vibe.
2. The Ballroom
The stunning events area known as The Ballroom is the hotel’s largest and most versatile space. Located in the heart of the hotel, the majestic setting upholds a sense of glamour and sophistication. 30-foot-tall soaring ceilings, chandeliers, sweeping staircases and marble floors add to the grandeur of the place, and the whole area shines with swagger.
3. Killer Manhattan views are up for grabs
The breathtaking views of Manhattan that the hotel offers are perhaps this place’s most impressive feature. Rooms boast floor-to-ceiling windows and the rooftop bar looks out on the city’s iconic skyline. From the Empire State Building to the One World Trade Center, visitors can get some of the best views of the city’s most famous structures here.
Candlelight concerts at The Williamsburg Hotel
Throughout the year, The Williamsburg Hotel hosts a series of remarkable Candlelight concerts. Enjoy soothing music by talented performers in a laid-back yet classy atmosphere while the surroundings flicker by candlelight.
Featuring classical renditions of modern music by the likes of Rihanna alongside performances of film soundtracks scored by Joe Hisaishi and Hans Zimmer, this series has something to suit everyone. Genres including jazz and swing will also be celebrated with stunning tributes to legends like Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald, and legends of R&B such as Marvin Gaye and Jill Scott will also receive the flowers from Candlelight.
What else can you do at The Williamsburg Hotel?
Cocktail lovers can enjoy a drink or two inside the hotel’s snazzy Lobby Bar or The Mirror Bar – a chic watering hole that features French empire crystal chandeliers and gorgeous velvet sofas. On weekends, visitors can dance the night away with the help of the tunes played by the hotel’s resident DJ, Tony Deep Disco. The stylish hotel also hosts a myriad of events throughout the year, from storytelling sessions to comedy shows, as well as guided workouts and ceramic workshops.
The Candlelight series has already lit up magnificent venues across NYC, where guests have been immersed in an atmospheric setting covered in thousands of flickering candles while listening to gorgeous renditions of some of the most iconic songs in history.
The Williamsburg Hotel encapsulates the rhythm of its happening, urban environs through its modern architecture, chic decor, and enthusiastic programming of events. There are few venues in the hip Williamsburg area more perfect to host such an enchanting series of concerts.
Note that for the safety of all attending music lovers, all of the candlelight will be provided through flameless candles.