Downtown Brooklyn Gets Down to Business with New Hilton Hotel

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HiltonThe new Hilton Brooklyn New York which opened in downtown Brooklyn Nov. 29 adds a local-themed business-class hotel which holds its own against its Manhattan competition.

The 196-room, six-floor hotel is just one or two stops?depending on the subway line?outside of Manhattan and is close to Brooklyn?s downtown shopping, business and government districts.

Business amenities include a laptop-friendly lobby with a long table outfitted with AC and USB power sockets, a 24-hour business center and hotel-wide Wi-Fi. Rooms offer plenty of power outlets as well as laptop friendly desks and 49-inch flat-screen TVs. Smaller conferences of up to 140 attendees can be hosted in the property?s events space.

The hotel?s interior tips a thematic cap to the two-block long 19th century rope factory which once stood on the site. It burned down in 1841, but the hotel?s carpeting, industrial-style hall lighting fixtures and other elements pay homage to the factory, which provided rope for the shipping industry.

The hotel?s proximity to the Barclays Center arena, home of the NBA?s Brooklyn Nets and the NHL?s New York Islanders has already paid off: It will soon host the Detroit Red Wings when the hockey team arrives to face off against the Islanders.

The hotel also offers a 24-hour fitness center at its Black Walnut Restaurant and Bar features cuisine curated by Brooklyn chef Rob Newton.