Photographs courtesy of The Hoxton
Canadian philosopher Jean Vanier has said that community “enables us to welcome and help people in a way we couldn’t as individuals.” The Hoxton
, Brooklyn’s newest hotel and hangout, sets itself apart from the rest, not only with its breathtaking views of Manhattan, interiors designed by Ennismore
and restaurants — all of which it has in droves — but also with the sense of community it’s created.
The Hoxton hosts a calendar of cultural and lifestyle events, including fitness classes, workshops, exhibitions and talks. Its opening week, it held a live performance from Brooklyn Ballet in collaboration with Adidas and featured a customization station with local shop Jane Motorcycles
. The Hoxton has also launched an impressive initiative called “Hox Friends,” which works to connect guests with locals through a curated selection of books and neighborhood guides found in each of the 175 rooms.
Perhaps coolest of all, though, is the hotel lobby shop, which sells one-off products and limited-edition items from Brooklyn-based brands like Forty Knots No Smoke
and Sesame Letterpress Shop
. Aptly named Best of Brooklyn, you’ll find branded candles, stationary and leather goods, among a selection of other picture-worthy products, in collaboration with local businesses.
The Hoxton may be the new guy in town, but they’ve already got Brooklyn down pat.