NU Hotel Brooklyn completed a $1.5-million renovation. The 93 rooms of this Independent Collection (IC) boutique New York hotel in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn were updated to showcase a décor with retro hints.
NU Hotel Brooklyn opened in 2008 with loft-like guestrooms with all-white palette in an eco-friendly design, accented by unique touches such as a hammock and bunk beds. New York-based firm datumzero led the new look that enhanced and built on the same basic design premise: a simple white t-shirt with luxury jeans. The new renovation represents a more evolved and engrained version of these ideas.
Eco-friendly design is still a major influence in the guestrooms. The floors are now hardwood and made from a high content of recycled materials. Many of the materials come from sustainable sources – the nightstands and vanities are both from crosscut plywood that was reassembled to form rich patterns. The design palette of the guestrooms now includes cool grays and taupe colors, and the overall result has a more classic and comfortable feel, as well as a more residential vibe. In the bathrooms, new L'Occitane en Provence products are housed in eco-friendly dispensers.
As part of their ongoing NU Perspectives program, which invites local artists to create murals with guestroom walls as their canvas, NU Hotel unveiled four more murals. Many of the works by NU Perspectives artists have Brooklyn landmarks, such as the Brooklyn Bridge, the Williamsburg Savings Bank or the row of Brooklyn brownstones with the F Train running underneath. The artists of NU Perspectives' newest murals are Kendra Beitzel, Sophia Dawson, Annica Lydenburg, Sarah Reynolds and Edward Ubiera.
Along with the enhancements to the guestrooms and corridors, NU Hotel also upgraded many of its guest offerings. The hotel also enhanced its bath amenities by introducing the Aromachologie line by L'Occitane en Provence to all guestrooms.