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It's New. It's Chic. It's in Brooklyn: The Nu Hotel in BoCoCa




Looking for a new place to stay in Brooklyn, NY?

Then check out the chic little NU Hotel. Recently opened in July 2008, NU Hotel offers a smart, clean, fresh design along with expert service.



The 93-room, newly built hotel was designed by Datumzero Design Office and has guest rooms in three styles; the Nu Standard, the Nu Friends Suite, and the Nu Urban Suite.





The Nu Friends Suites are equipped with bunk beds and modular furniture and Nu Urban Suites feature a cozy bed niche with leather surroundings, a sitting area and custom hammocks. Rooms have cork flooring, organic bedding materials and custom furnishings crafted from FSC- certified, sustainably harvested teak wood. Rooms also include 32" flat-screen televisions with "jack packs" to dock audio, video and computer electronics and complementary wifi access.





Nestled at the corner of Smith Street and Atlantic Avenue, NU Hotel conjures up a fresh blend of modern chic. 93 loft-inspired rooms offer a level of exclusivity reserved for private clubs.






The bathrooms have stone and glass showers, rain head showers, Aveda bath products and chalkboard walls where guests can jot notes for housekeeping, travel companions or themselves.




NU hotel is about authenticity and comfort for the business traveler. Feel a genuine sense of place in the unique touches, such as stenciled quotes from famous Brooklynites, found objects from old local landmarks, and scattered paintings of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Chalkboards in the bathrooms add to the unique ambience.



Enjoy WiFi access throughout our Brooklyn accommodations, allowing you to work from the quiet business center or even the hammock in your room. Complimentary continental breakfast provides a morning boost, while evening tapas and cocktails at NU Bar set the perfect tone for a big night out. For a complete body and mind experience, retreat to the 24-hour fitness center – equipped for cardio, weight training, Pilates, and Yoga.



NU Hotel is in Downtown Brooklyn, which is the northern tip of BoCoCa, an umbrella term for three neighborhoods in Brooklyn - Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, and Carroll Gardens. BoCoCa is a relatively new name for this area and not widely used, but is gaining greater currency, even outside the United States. BoCoCa is only a few short walking blocks from other distinct and authentic neighborhoods in Brooklyn, such as DUMBO (a loft-inspired neighborhood "down under the Brooklyn Bridge") and Brooklyn Heights (picturesque row houses and a few mansions directly across the East River from Manhattan).

Rates start at 200.$ per night

Nu Hotel

NU HOTEL 85 SMITH STREET BROOKLYN, NEW YORK 11201
phone: 718-852-8585
fax: 718-852-8558

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow - the Nu Hotel looks so lame it made me throw up in my mouth a little! Here's what jumps out at me:

* awful name
* hammocks?
* the marketing photo of the Brooklyn Bridge, taken from a neighborhood several miles away.
* "Nestled at the corner of Smith Street and Atlantic Avenue" - across the street from a jail!
* hospital-room style televisions that are on a pole sticking out of the ceiling
* Nu Urban - that means only white people, right?

This is almost like an SNL skit.

Laura Sweet said...

I have to say, your comments did crack me up... and aren't too far from the truth. You did leave one thing out though, the rooms kind of look like hospital rooms.

However, the artwork, the chalkboards in the bathroom and the fact that it's reasonable priced and in the rapidly gentrifying area, do make it 'hip'.

-the editor

SARAHSPY said...

well, you had me at hammock.

anne said...

This looks like a great place to stay when in the New York Area - is i easy access to Manhattan?

C'mon people, it's only a dollar.
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