Real Hospitality Group (RHG) announced the upcoming opening of The Brooklyn A Hotel on Aug. 25. The 34-key property is situated between Crown Heights and Bedford-Stuyvesant. The Brooklyn A Hotel is inspired by the borough it is in, blending textures, colors and artwork from Brooklyn. Involved in the development of the property is Espacios Design Studio, a firm located in Long Island City.
Ceilings will be nine to 15 feet tall, and complemented by exposed brick walls. The lobby will have cobblestone floors, original wood columns and designer Gabriel Scott's Kelly chandelier composed of asymmetrical metallic blades and silver chains.
The lobby bar will be outfitted in Colombian walnut wood with sustainable velvet-like upholstered furniture, a communal table made from black basalt stone and porcelain hexagonal tiles by Settecento adorning the walls.
All 34 guestrooms and suites will range from 160 square feet to 420 square feet. They will have complimentary Wi-Fi, Nespresso machines, LG flat screen Smart TVs and Simmons Euro-top beds with 300-thread-count linens. The oversized bathrooms will have white Porcelanosa tiles and gray recycled porcelain tiles from Piemmegres, rainshowers and L'Occitane bath amenities. Bathrooms will also be outfitted with one-piece Corian countertops with integrated sinks, and custom accent tiles from Brooklyn's Lazer Marble.
Espacios Design Studio commissioned photographs of the borough from Brooklyn-based printer Brian Merlis. Each photo will be accompanied by a gallery-style placard identifying the subject and explaining its significance to Brooklyn.
The Brooklyn A Hotel will also have a restaurant serving American fare, plus a rooftop bar. Both are scheduled to open in early 2016. This fall, the hotel will begin accepting reservations for its 100-person meeting and event space. Other offerings will include an onsite market and fitness center.
Melinda Park will be the general manager of The Brooklyn A Hotel.