Ace Hotel Brooklyn to open in spring 2021

by | 28 Jan 2021 | Design

Due to launch in late spring 2021, the 287-room Ace Hotel Brooklyn will showcase outstanding design from Stonehill Taylor and Roman and Williams.

Located in the tree-lined neighbourhood of Boerum Hill, this forthcoming property sits on the edge of downtown Brooklyn at the intersection of several vibrant areas, each of which is celebrated in the hotel’s design.

A reflection of Brooklyn

Ace Hotel Brooklyn‘s facade and interior design comes courtesy of Roman and Williams, longtime Ace collaborators; the design studio’s latest work cleverly references the ever-evolving neighbourhoods that surround this site, from the tree-lined streets and brownstones of Cobble Hill to the art and culture of Forte Greene. Stonehill Taylor completed the architecture of the building.

Set to join the well-established Ace Hotel New York, this 287-key Brooklyn property will further boost the Ace Hotel brand’s profile in the Big Apple.

“We’ve been building toward Ace Brooklyn for years; the entire city has reimagined itself several times over since we started,” said Brad Wilson, president of Ace Hotel Group. “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.”

Creativity and community

For this site, Roman and Williams and Atelier Ace, which previously collaborated on the design of Ace Hotel New York and Ace Hotel New Orleans, are creating open, spacious and welcoming interiors with nods to Brooklyn’s rich fabric of creative and communal spaces. The property, only the second that Ace has built from the ground up, will have an animated public lobby leading to both indoor and outdoor areas.

Both the brutalist facade and the interiors inspired by the studios of European modernist artists will reflect the borough’s egalitarian promise, embracing handcrafted expression in each area. To give just a few examples, there’ll be huge timbers in the lobby, custom tile murals and furnishings created specially for the project, and a large-scale installation by artist Stan Bitters.

Each guest room will come with floor-to-ceiling windows and some on higher floors will boast sweeping views of Manhattan, Staten Island and the Statue of Liberty, complemented by original artwork from local textile artists. There’ll also be a verdant indoor garden fitted with a double-sided fireplace and sawtooth skylight, plus indoor and outdoor workspace open to the hotel’s neighbours as well as guests.

“For our third collaboration with Ace Hotel, Roman and Williams created both the building and interiors for Ace Brooklyn,” said Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch of Roman and Williams. “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.”

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