Ace Hotel is set to open its second property in New York this spring, located in the borough of Brooklyn.
The new-build Ace Hotel Brooklyn will be located in Boerum Hill on the cusp of Downtown Brooklyn. Stonehill Taylor completed the architecture of the building, while Roman and Williams (the design firm behind Ace Hotel New York and Ace Hotel New Orleans) are behind the building’s facade and interiors of the 287-room property.
The hotel’s Brutalist facade and interiors will draw inspiration from the “sprawling egalitarian promise of the borough”, citing the area’s industrial shipyards and the neo-expressionist work of Basquiat as inspiration for the design. Interiors will feature timber structures in the lobby, a large-scale installation by artist Stan Bitters, custom tile murals in the bathrooms, and bespoke furnishings. The hotel will also boast a verdant indoor garden with a double-sided fireplace and sawtooth skylight.
Meanwhile, guest rooms will feature rich wood panelling, deep green cork floors and original artwork by local fibre and textile artists. Rooms will also include floor-to-ceiling windows, with higher floors offering panoramic views of Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island and the Statue of Liberty.
Brad Wilson, President of Ace Hotel Group, commented:
“We’ve been building toward Ace Brooklyn for years; the entire city has reimagined itself several times over since we started. That’s exactly the spirit we’ve worked to mirror in every corner of our new home — the inexhaustible ingenuity that stands as the borough’s only constant. We’re lucky enough to have landed at the junction of so many rich and inspiring neighbourhoods, and hope to provide a new and inviting sense of place for our guests and neighbours to call home.”
Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch at Roman and Williams added:
“For our third collaboration with Ace Hotel, Roman and Williams created both the building and the interiors for Ace Brooklyn. We chose to embrace a governing principle of purity and artistic spirit in the building’s facade and the spaces within. We employed a philosophy of primitive modernism holistically across the project. This highly artistic approach drove us to use construction methods and materials with honesty. This is evident in everything you touch and see. This undecorated and tactile spirit expresses a radical transparency in its approach to the design of Ace Brooklyn.”
Ace Hotels was founded in 1999 in Seattle and currently has properties in eight US locations, as well as a recently opened hotel in Kyoto. Last year the group announced that Ace Hotel London Shoreditch would be debranded following its closure during the Covid-19 pandemic. Along with Ace Hotel Brooklyn, the group will open hotels in Toronto and Sydney in 2021.