We’ve been covering North Brooklyn’s insane hotel boom, but Brownstoner has a handy recap of all the construction in Williamsburg. In addition to existing hotels like The Wythe and McCarren Park Hotel, these seven are in the works: The Williamsburg Hotel at 96 Wythe Avenue, The Hoxton at 97 Wythe, The William Vale at 55 Wythe Avenue between North 12th and North 13th, Yotel at 280 Meeker Avenue, The Pod Hotel on 626 Driggs Avenue at North 4th Street, The M500 just off the Lorimer stop at 500 Metroplitan Avenue, and The Williamsburghotel at 159 Broadway. Plus they missed an eight, Union Hotel Park at 437 Union Ave.
There’s going to be plenty of room at the inn. Among the development projects that have lately made hard hats as plentiful in Williamsburg as bushy beards are no fewer than a half-dozen hotels slated to open in the coming two years.
You can thank local zoning in part for the trend. Half of them are slated for the area around North 11th and North 12th Street that is zoned for commercial and industrial uses, making hotels an obvious choice for developers looking to capitalize on the neighborhood’s heat.
Hoping to follow the success of the pioneering Wythe Hotel, which has packed them in since its debut in 2012, these hotels will bring hundreds of new rooms to the neighborhood, along with rooftop gardens, public spaces, restaurants, bars and nightspots.
Brownstoner has renderings for each.
In Bushwick,the paperwork for two new hotels was recently filed, one at 27 Stewart Avenue and another at 71 White Street. A third, Bklyn House at 9 Beaver Street claims to be a “Bushwick-inspired Hotel.” Ugh. Not to be outdone, Greenpoint has the recently opened Norman Henry Hotel and another coming to 214 Franklin Street just south of Newton Creek.
We’re not sure how many more people North Brooklyn can “absorb” but at least Eliot Spitzer seems confident that all this growth is good for the neighborhood.