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The Cooperage that houses Wythe Hotel was designed by Theobald Engehart and opened in 1901.

Built to manufacture barrels for the sugar refiners that lined the East River at that time, it was one of the last masonry and timber buildings built in Brooklyn before reinforced concrete became the preferred construction method. (The building featured an exterior spiral staircase in our iconic "scooped" corner.) 

Later, the building spent time as a textile factory which produced acoustic fabrics and specialty fabrics for the Space Program.

When we started work on the hotel in 2008, it was vitally important that we preserved as much of the original beauty and craftsmanship as possible, also highlighting its time-worn beauty. 

No one will ever build a building like this again, anywhere in the world, so we feel very lucky to be her most recent stewards. 

80 Wythe Avenue has been part of many, many stories before becoming a hotel, and we are proud to play a small role in the stories of all our guests, visitors, neighbors, friends and family moving forward. 

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Spotlight on Local Artists

Since our inception, we have put creativity at the center of all we do. Finding new and inclusive ways of engaging the art community in Brooklyn and greater New York City is an ever-evolving process, rooted in the belief that great hospitality includes engaging with beauty.

Learn more about our featured artists.

Commitment to Sustainability

We are proud to be a cornerstone of the Williamsburg community and the first New York member of Regenerative Travel, a community of hotels dedicated to regenerative tourism. From our food and beverage sourcing to our building's inherent reuse, we strive to make all of our business practices more sustainable.

Learn more about our commitment to sustainability


15 minutes from LaGuardia Airport by taxi25 minutes from JFK Airport by taxi

10 minutes from Manhattan by taxi
6 minutes walk to East River Ferry
7 minutes walk to Bedford L subway stop
9 minutes walk to Nassau G subway stop
15 minutes walk from Marcy JMZ subway stop

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72 Hours in Brooklyn

This summer, we invite you to experience Brooklyn through the eyes of our wonderful team. They live and work and play in Brooklyn, and we are excited to share some of their favorites.

72 Hours in Brooklyn: Summer Edition

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