Design-led brand Ace Hotel has opened its latest US property in New York’s Brooklyn neighbourhood.
The 287-room Ace Hotel Brooklyn is housed within a new-build 13-storey property, with architect’s Stonehill Taylor citing the area’s industrial shipyards and the neo-expressionist work of Basquiat as inspiration for the design.
The hotel is located on Schermerhorn St in Brooklyn’s Boerum Hill neighbourhood, and features an indoor garden with a double-sided fireplace and sawtooth skylight, a restaurant and bar, and a fitness centre.
Commenting on the opening Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch, founders and principals of Roman and Williams (which oversaw the design of the hotel), said:
“After seven years we are proud to unveil one of our most comprehensive architectural and interior commissions to date for Ace Hotel Brooklyn, our third collaboration with Ace Hotel.
“We aimed to embrace a solid muscular design vocabulary, employing confident lasting construction methods and materials, ones with gravity and strength. A primitive modernist philosophy guided us, it is expressed in the tactile spirit of the design.
“From the building’s strong and unadorned facade, to the celebration of raw old growth timber in the public screens, to the honest plywood furniture collection in the bedrooms, we aspire to be as energetic and untamed as Brooklyn itself.”
Ace Hotel Brooklyn joins the existing Ace Hotel New York in the city’s midtown Manhattan, as well as other US properties in Chicago, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Palm Springs, Pittsburgh, Portland and Seattle.
The group also recently opened a property In Kyoto, and is set to unveil the Ace Hotel Toronto later this year.
But its only European property – Ace Hotel London Shoreditch – closed following the onset of Covid-19, and has since left the Ace Hotel portfolio, with plans to rebrand as One Hundred Shoreditch following refurbishment works.