The hip epicentre of the city that never sleeps, Brooklyn is brimming with art-galleries, gourmet food markets and vibrant concept stores. Chances are if you’re staying here catching forty winks isn’t high on the agenda.

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Wythe Hotel

Williamsburg’s favourite hotel is known for its happening rooftop bar, but the industrial-chic Wythe has a lot more to offer than rose with a view. Loft-style rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows, a popular ground-floor restaurant and the best of Brooklyn’s bars, shops and cafes on its doorstep are just a few of the reasons that attractive Europeans, music execs and millennials in general flock here. For those looking for a young, laid-back atmosphere – that doesn’t sacrifice luxury – the Wythe is your spot.

Urban Cowboy

This is a world apart from your average New York hotel experience. There are just four bedrooms and a cabin in this Brooklyn townhouse, but what Urban Cowboy lacks in rooms, it makes up for with its charm and self-coined “industrial Williamsburg / Adirondack / cowboy sensibility”. We love the communal living spaces, which include an open-plan kitchen and living room that provide an airy but comfortable atmosphere. At the front, you’ll find a porch reminiscent of a log cabin and at the back a working garage door which opens onto a backyard equipped with fire pit and hot tub.

The Williamsburg

Located in the heart of Brooklyn’s former industrial neighbourhood, this newbie scores points for design, comfort and location. Hygge is probably the first thing that comes to mind when you open the door to your sleek guest room, done up in tasteful Scandi style. The turquoise tiled bathrooms with marble sinks and brass handles ask to be snapped on the spot, while the bedrooms feature oak floors, leather stools, custom headboards and wood panelling. On-site restaurant Harvey and two rather quiet, tucked-away bars will soon be joined by a café, a rooftop pool and a bar atop a refurbished water tower.

The William Vale

The William Vale is a refreshing addition to Brooklyn’s boutique hotel scene. Shunning the stereotypical Williamsburg exposed brick trend are the bright white, clean line interiors peppered with vibrant art work. Every room boasts huge balconies providing some of the best views across the Manhattan skyline and the 60ft rooftop heated swimming pool is the longest in New York. Gorge on Southern Italian dishes in chef-of-the-moment Andrew Carmellini light and airy restaurant Leuca.

The William Vale

Urban Cowboy

The Wythe

The Williamsburg

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