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14-Story Hotel With 'Micro-Rooms' to Debut in Williamsburg

By Serena Dai | January 15, 2015 1:27pm
 A new, 14-story hotel and condo building at 280 Meeker Ave. will feature rooftop gardens and 20,000 square feet of retail space.
Yotel Williamsburg to Feature Cascading Terraces, Glass Facade
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WILLIAMSBURG — A hotel chain known for its luxury micro-rooms will be debuting a Williamsburg building with condos, staircase-like cascading terraces and a glass facade in 2017.

The Yotel Williamsburg, coming to 280 Meeker Ave., will feature 110 "cabins" with beds that turn into sofas, monsoon rain showers and flat-screen TVs.

Between six and eight condos will be at the top of the 14-story building, according to Yotel.

The property will also feature rooftop garden space, a parking deck and 20,000 square feet of ground floor retail, according to Yotel.

The building's glass facade with varying shades of gray shingles was inspired by existing Brooklyn architecture, said Scott Miller, spokesperson for architecture firm HWKN.

"They're taking cues from more traditional Brooklyn, but they're doing it in a more contemporary way," Miller said.

Yotel, a chain inspired by small but luxurious airline cabins, is collaborating on the project with developer Synapse Development Group. Rooms for the Manhattan location, located at 570 10th Ave., start at $129 a night.

The Williamsburg location is expected to be completed in 2017.