Michaelis Boyd designs The Williamsburg Hotel in Brooklyn, NY

Heritage Equity Partners (HEP) announced the scheduled opening within the year of The Williamsburg Hotel in Brooklyn, New York. Located at the corner of Wythe Ave. and North 10th St., this eight-story, 150-room development will have a restaurant, rooftop pool, the neighborhood's first grand ballroom, and three bars including one in a replica water tower built to pay homage to the block's historic, but now defunct, wooden water tower factory.

Designed by London-based design firm Michaelis Boyd (Babington House UK, Soho House Berlin), the property will feature a brick, glass and Corten steel exterior. The inside will ground sophisticated double-height ceilings with natural finishes.

The new-build urban resort will be overseen by managing directors Evan Altman and James Stuart — who both worked on Ian Schrager’s Gramercy Park Hotel — and developed by HEP.

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In the guest rooms, floor-to-ceiling windows will frame up views of Manhattan, as well as of Brooklyn and the East River. Many of the rooms will feature private balconies.

The Williamsburg Hotel's grand ballroom space will boast 30-foot ceilings, accommodate up to 400 guests, and play host of to an array of events.

HEP (formerly “Equity Partners”), based in Easton, MD, provides boutique investment banking services. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Heritage Global Inc.


INTERIOR RENDERINGS COURTESY OF THE WILLIAMSBURG HOTEL


IMAGES VIA 
BEDFORD + BOWERY

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