Hilton Hotels & Resorts this week celebrated its arrival in Brooklyn’s Boerum Hill with the landmark opening of Hilton Brooklyn New York. Presiding over the corner of Smith and Schermerhorn Streets, a tree-lined enclave of chic shops, trendy restaurants and a lively night scene, Hilton Brooklyn New York sets a new standard of hospitality in Brooklyn. The 19-story mixed-use commercial, retail and condominium development offers 196 spacious guest rooms and suites for travellers looking to experience the buzz and vibrancy that Brooklyn has to offer.“This opening is the latest example of Hilton’s growing presence in the world’s most sought-after destinations,” said Shawn McAteer, Vice President, Global Brand Management, Hilton Hotels & Resorts. “Hilton has set standards of excellence in hospitality for nearly a century and we are ready to redefine the guest experience in Brooklyn with this hotel. With its prime location and on-site restaurant and bar helmed by one of the borough’s most celebrated chefs, Rob Newton, guests will immediately feel in the heart of it all in this thriving community.”The best of the boroughVisitors and locals alike looking to experience authentic Brooklyn fare do not need to travel far as celebrated chef Rob Newton is bringing a piece of the borough into the hotel with his newest venture, Black Walnut – set to be one of the neighbourhood’s hottest new gathering spots. The restaurant, his fourth in Brooklyn, will bring diners a more dynamic, versatile interpretation of Southern cuisine’s many cultures and traditions with a menu that reflects both Newton’s Arkansas roots and years of global travel.With nearby attractions including Barclays Center, Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Brooklyn Museum and Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the hotel puts guests within steps of many quintessential Brooklyn experiences. In addition, Hilton Brooklyn New York is a stone’s throw from 12 different subway lines, ready to whisk visitors to compelling Manhattan attractions.A Brooklyn landmark, rememberedCapturing the neighbourhood’s eclectic vibe, Hilton Brooklyn New York’s design aesthetic includes a rope motif that pays tribute to the Schermerhorn rope factory that previously occupied the site in the 19th-century, braiding rope for New York’s shipbuilding industry. Guests will find references to the site’s history throughout the new-build hotel’s stylish interiors, which are the work of architecture and interior design firm Stonehill & Taylor. Among these references are carpeting patterned with rope imagery running the full length of corridors, and murals of vintage neighbourhood maps lining the walls.A space for every occasionWith 213 square metres of dedicated function space, Hilton Brooklyn New York can accommodate up to 140 attendees for meetings and social events. For business and leisure travellers who want access to services and facilities on their own schedule, the hotel’s round-the-clock amenities include a 24-hour fitness centre, a business centre, grab-and-go pantry and concierge service.“We are delighted to be working with Hilton to introduce news levels of hospitality to Brooklyn’s exciting and ever-changing downtown,” said Don Urgo, President and CEO of Urgo Hotels & Resorts. “As New York City continues to attract a record-breaking number of tourists each year, Brooklyn is now being recognised as a destination all its own, and Hilton Brooklyn New York is strategically placed at the centre of it all.”Hilton Brooklyn New York participates in Hilton HHonors®, the award-winning guest-loyalty programme for Hilton. To mark the hotel’s opening, Hilton HHonors members who stay at the hotel through 29 May 2017 will earn 1000 Bonus Points per night along with instant benefits, including an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and digital check-in.