Queens' New Spot: The Paper Factory Hotel

Paper Factory Hotel, Long Island City

Located in Long Island City, just fifteen minutes from Manhattan, the Paper Factory Hotel boasts 122 guestrooms and suites. The former industrial building is located between the Kaufman Arts District and the trendy Astoria neighborhood, providing guests with a modern aesthetic typically found in a Manhattan or Brooklyn hotel. 

Inside, the Paper Factory Hotel offers restaurant Mundo with a menu drawing inspiration from exotic markets and homemade international dishes. Mundo serves an assortment of cocktails and dishes for brunch, happy hour, dinner and dessert. The hotel also has 5,000-square-feet of meeting space – The Fold, The Newsroom, The Romo Park, The Penthouse, Mundo Rose Room, Mundo Dining Room, The Tree House, The Bierzelt, and the Night Club – for private events, meetings, and more.

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1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

Situated on the East River with views of the Manhattan skyline, 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge boasts 194 guest rooms and suites. The hotel also offers floor-to-ceiling windows, complimentary WiFi, a full-service spa, 24-hour fitness center, 24-hour room service and dining options curated by award-winning chef, Seamus Mullen. Inside, there's 20,000-square-feet of event space including a hospitality suite and lounge, a rooftop bar and a screening. 

Uniquely, guests have access to the 1 Hotels app, 1 Guide, which allows them to control all aspects of their stay - the television, in-room dining, communications and temperature - from their room or even from outside the hotel. 

The William Vale 

Also set in Brooklyn, the new William Vale hotel opened its doors in the Williamsburg neighborhood. Amenities at The William Vale include New York's longest swimming pool at 60 feet; Vale Park, an elevated 15,000-square-foot green space; 24-hour in-room dining; twice-daily housekeeping services; complimentary WiFi; a fitness center; valet parking; business work stations; and smart TV systems. 

The William Vale offers a calendar of cultural programs open to both guests and locals, including: book launches for Brooklyn-based authors, rooftop yoga, opera performances, indie movie screenings, painting classes and meditation.


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