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The Bridge Podcast – Episode 1
Peter Lawrence - Wythe Hotel

In the first episode of our series, we spoke with Peter Lawrence, the principal owner of Williamsburg’s Wythe Hotel. The 70-room former cooperage opened its doors in 2012 as Brooklyn’s first boutique hotel and has since been part of Williamsburg’s transformation into a global destination. At the time he launched his plan a decade ago, Brooklyn was just beginning to emerge as a destination celebrated for its art, culture and entrepreneurship. “Brooklyn had long deserved a hotel that really reflected its energy and spirit, so we started searching for a building,” Lawrence told From Day One, “and we found that beautiful building in what was the edge of the world at that time in Williamsburg.”