Brooklyn's Even Hotel is open for business

(Even Brooklyn)

The Even Hotel Brooklyn, the latest IHG property designed by Gene Kaufman Architect, opened this month at 46 Nevins Street in downtown Brooklyn. The 13-story, 202-room hotel was developed by CBCS Equities and Barone Management.

The 83,000-square foot hotel's steel structure is supported by large glass storefronts and an interior courtyard that uses the natural historic brick of the adjoining building to create an open centerpiece leading directly into the hotel's dining area.

“The opening of the Even Hotel Brooklyn and the Holiday Inn Brooklyn Nevins Station, another major project which we designed for IHG and which started welcoming visitors in April, leave no doubt that Downtown Brooklyn has arrived,” said Gene Kaufman, founder and principal of Gene Kaufman Architecture. “This is an exciting time to be in hospitality design and to be creating new premium locations for these IHG brands.”

The newest member of the health-conscious Even brand has amenities such as a two-level, 1,300-square-foot fitness center, open 24/7, directly from the lobby via a feature staircase with a greenwall. Other amenities include in-room “fitness zones” with cork flooring and personal exercise equipment, and a selection of healthy food and beverage options such as made-to-order smoothies and Grab 'n' Go meals available in the ground floor Cork & Kale Market and Bar.         

The new hotel is within walking distance of Brooklyn attractions such as the Barclay’s Center sports arena, the Brooklyn Academy of Music cultural center, the historic Brooklyn Heights neighborhood, Brooklyn Navy Yard and a mix of shopping, dining, entertainment and sightseeing venues.

The Even Hotel Brooklyn is just the latest IHG project designed by Gene Kaufman Architect. The firm designed 12 other New York City IHG hotels, including Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Crowne Plaza, Candlewood Suites and Staybridge Suites.