Hilton Brooklyn New York

Brooklyn, NY

Interior Design

Stonehill Taylor a designed a new build, 196 key boutique hotel for Hilton in Brooklyn’s downtown neighborhood, Boerum Hill. The distinctly unique concept is based on the neighborhood’s historic production of ropes used in shipping and sailing. The rope-making process is the most influential aspect of the design, as Schermerhorn Street was the longest street available for stretching rope during the early 19th century, eventually known as the “rope walk.” This is found in design elements throughout the hotel including the lobby’s “woven rope art” sculpture and the guestrooms’ knotted carpet detailing and accent wall coverings, featuring hand-drawn vignettes of rope-making and shipbuilding.


  • Space

    Friday October 20, 2017

    Hilton Brooklyn New York, a new 196-room hotel designed by NY-based firm Stonehill & Taylor, is now open.

  • Hotel Management

    Friday October 20, 2017

    New York City-based design company Stonehill & Taylor used the neighborhood's connection to Brooklyn's old Navy Yards and industrial history as inspiration for the design, which uses rope as a ...

  • Hospitality Design

    Wednesday October 18, 2017

    Stonehill & Taylor handled the interiors and were given the freedom to “reinvent what a Hilton-branded hotel could be for a small neighborhood like Boerum Hill,” says Michael Suomi, principal ...

  • Lodging

    Thursday October 19, 2017

    Stonehill & Taylor also embraced the hotel’s location, incorporating current and vintage maps of Brooklyn and lower Manhattan into the design.

  • Hotel Management

    Tuesday October 17, 2017

    The days of hotel bars as dim watering holes for solo business travelers are long gone. “Today's hotel bar encompasses all of the lobby area, making every seat sellable, and ...