Dumbo kingpins Two Trees opened Williamsburg's Wythe Hotel on May 1, and last week we got our first look inside on a press tour led by architect Morris Adjmi. Photographer Will Femia went along to check out some of the hotel rooms, event spaces, and still-in-progress amenities, including a basement movie theater with an entrance from the outside. We already knew about the band rooms, and the tour taught us a few other fun Wythe Hotel facts.
The non-band rooms are named for views and bed sizes?so one that faces Brooklyn and has a queen size bed is called a "Brooklyn Queen" room. The cement floors are heated and, according to hotel reps, easier to clean, so that they don't develop the usual musty hotel carpet smell over time. Oh, and those lights we spotted on the top of the building last fall? The hotel was just testing them. No word on when they'll be turned on for real.
· Official website: Wythe Hotel [wythehotel.com]
· Wythe Hotel [Morris Adjmi Architects]
· Wythe Hotel [Workstead]
· Wythe Hotel coverage [Curbed]