In September, the heavy-hitters at the Noho Hospitality group — Andrew Carmellini, Josh Pickard, and Luke Ostrom — will open their first-ever Brooklyn restaurant, Leuca, in the spaceship-like William Vale Hotel. Before flinging the doors open to this new Williamsburg dining room, the team will also debut its first-ever rooftop bar in that ultra-modern hotel. Westlight will be situated 22 stories above the ground — way higher up than The Ides, another lounge on top of a hotel just down the block. Today, Andrew Carmellini shared a first peek at Westlight’s logo:
The letters appear to form the shape of the beam emanating from a lighthouse. Will Westlight have a light nautical vibe? Perhaps. But the name could also be a reference to the fact that it’s a bright space on top of a tower, visible from very far away. Here’s what the view from the rooftop space will look like:
The hotel actually has one floor above this bar, which will be used for private events. Leuca, the Southern Italian restaurant with a wood-fired oven, will be located on the ground floor. Expect a menu from Carmellini and Co. that will have a special emphasis on "coastal cuisine." And the team is also planning yet another food and beverage venue inside the hotel, although no word yet on what its theme will be. Noho Hospitality also operates The Dutch, Locanda Verde, Lafayette, Little Park, Bar Primi, and The Library at The Public.
If everything goes according to plan, Westlight will start serving drinks in the middle of next month, when the hotel opens.