When visitors stay in Brooklyn they can now really feel like they’re staying in Brooklyn.
At least that’s the idea behind the design of a new boutique hotel in the Crown Heights/Bedford-Stuyvesant area.
“Brooklyn is booming and The Brooklyn A Hotel is inspired by the borough’s revitalization into one of New York City’s fastest growing destinations,” said Melinda Park, general manager. “We’re excited to showcase the unique energy, culture and artistry of Brooklyn throughout the hotel and are confident it will be a great addition to this neighborhood on the rise.”
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The hotel at 1199 Atlantic Ave. that officially opened on Sept. 25, expresses this concept through textures colors and artwork celebrating the outer-borough. Espacios Design Studio, an independent firm that's actually located in nearby Long Island City, Queens, created the industrial space to have an “elegant yet edgy aesthetic.”
There are 9- to 15-foot-tall ceilings and exposed brick walls.The lobby has cobblestone floors, original wood columns and a chandelier composed of asymmetrical metallic blades and glittering silver chains.
The lobby bar is outfitted in Colombian walnut wood with green sustainable velvet-like upholstered furniture and features a communal table made from black basalt stone and has porcelain hexagonal tiles along the walls.
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Luxury touches were also added to the hotel’s 34 guestrooms and suites that range from 160 to 420 square feet. They feature bathrooms with white Porcelanosa tiles and gray recycled porcelain tiles from Piemmegres, rain showers and L’Occitane bath amenities. Bathrooms are also outfitted with custom-made, one-piece Corian countertops, and custom accent tiles from Brooklyn’s Lazer Marble.
The Brooklyn feel was touched up with commissioned photographs of the borough from Brooklyn-based printer Brian Merlis. These images include historic shots of the Brooklyn Bridge as well as contemporary streetscapes and landmarks. Each photo is accompanied by a placard explaining its significance to Brooklyn.
A restaurant serving seasonal, American fare, as well as a rooftop bar are both scheduled to open at the hotel in early 2016, but until then you can take a look at photos released of the space and see what's it like to sleep surrounded by Brooklyn chicness.