The William Vale
Why We Love This Hotel
- This stunning, stylish 5-star tower opened in late 2016 and offers dazzling views of the Manhattan skyline
- No air shafts here: All rooms have a balcony (very rare in NYC) and rise at least 10 floors above the low-lying neighborhood
- The Travelzoo New York office wishes we could relocate to the 22nd floor rooftop bar, run by beloved local chef Andrew Carmellini
- The outdoor pool is the city's longest, and fills with the fashionable types who flock to this trend-setting neighborhood
Named for a mid-1800s Brooklyn resident who once owned the property where this distinctive hotel was built, the William Vale brings 5-star accommodations, an outdoor pool and a hip rooftop lounge to Williamsburg.
Opened in August 2016, this new luxury hotel welcomes guests into a scented lobby with vaulted ceilings and marble floors accented by bold original artwork and white orchids.
The clean-lined and contemporary guest rooms are decorated in soft grays and whites. Each room has a private balcony (complete with cushioned chairs and power outlets), as well as nine-foot floor-to-ceiling windows. Luxurious amenities include Frette towels and linens and L'Occitane bath products. While rooms have small refrigerators, they do not have standard minibars: prearrival, guests may request their choice of beverages and snacks from the concierge, and fridges will be stocked accordingly. Alternatively, guests can order room service.
Chef Andrew Carmellini, Josh Pickard and Luke Ostrom of NoHo Hospitality Group -- the trio behind popular restaurants the Dutch, Little Park and Lafayette -- operate all food and beverage venues at the hotel, including the ground-level Italian restaurant, Leuca, and the rooftop bar, Westlight. This 22nd-floor rooftop lounge includes floor-to-ceiling windows, a wraparound terrace and jaw-dropping panoramic views of Manhattan.
Closer to the ground, guests can take a dip in New York City's longest outdoor pool. The spacious pool deck -- with its own impressive city views -- has plush lounge chairs, trees and a bar.
Across from the hotel's entrance, the William Vale built an elevated public park. Vale Park provides 15,000 square feet of public green space, where hotel guests and neighbors can stretch their legs or relax in the shade of a tree.
Lively Williamsburg knocks just beyond the hotel's block-wide property. Brooklyn Brewery and Brooklyn Bowl are across the street, as is McCarren Park. Weekend daytime festivities at Smorgasburg are less than a five-minute walk away.