Between the sorbet-toned lobby and views of Brooklyn and Manhattan, the loved hoteliers deliver the most stylish New York stay.
The Hoxton, Willamsburg was the trendy hotel chain’s first American launch and oh, did it not disappoint. Just look at the location alone; the bustling neighbourhood situated in Brooklyn, New York gives Shoreditch a run for its money – think record stores, independent boutiques, great street food, lively bars, and effortlessly cool locals.
The setting makes the panoramic roof-top terrace view undeniably pinch-me worthy. But the decoration should be as equally admired. Remember the scene in (500) Days of Summer where Tom finds out about Summer’s engagement? Although it was seriously heart-breaking, you can’t deny the romantic charm of the fairly-light-tinted set-up and this is just like that. Acquire a glass of rosé from the bar and the experience is taken to yet another height.
The outdoor terrace is another must when staying here. I doubt I need to say more than tasselled parasols, incredibly comfy sun loungers and ping pong. But a dedicated shout out is mandatory for the succulent seasonal veggie kebab coated with shawarma spice and drizzled with chimichurri aioli that forms part of the grab ‘n’ go menu
And of course, it’s also what’s inside that counts. Upon entering the old factory building you are greeted by a begging to be Instagrammed, spacious, sorbet-toned furniture heaven, complete with enough wooden accents to bring in that laid-back Scandi-vibe which sets the tone of your stay.
Then as for what is arguably the main event of any hotel visit, the bedrooms, The Hoxton boasts 175 of them. They’re all complete with carefully curated bookshelves, bespoke linens designed by Brooklyn artist Dusen Dusen, and floor-to-ceiling windows that allow you to immerse yourself into the city but still keep warm should you visit on a winter day. I was lucky enough to land a view overlooking the Manhattan skyline. It was most appreciated whilst enjoying the free breakfast bag delivered to my door.
Come dinner time, if you’re overwhelmed by the Big Apple’s outside offerings, stop by the hotel’s restaurant Klein’s which serves American classics. Not only is the food and service divine but getting to watch the chefs prepare your meal via an open kitchen, is never to be skipped.
They often say it’s go big or go home in the US, well The Hoxton certainly went big here.