Date: November 2018
Location: 225 Bowery, Manhattan, New York, USA
Name: Sister City – opening 2019
No. of Keys: 200
Owner: Ace Hotels
The design studio behind Ace Hotel in London is preparing to open a new hotel in New York.
Sister City has been created by Atelier Ace and is said to be an ‘experiment in essentialism; a hotel distilled to its most beautiful, working parts’, home to 200 bedrooms, ground-floor restaurant and rooftop bar.
The design has been inspired by the ‘functional perfection of Finnish saunas, Japanese bento boxes, rock-cut cliff dwellings of prehistory and john Cage’s 4’33”.
The ground-floor restaurant is headed up by chef Joe Ogrondek, with an ‘inventive menu’ on the cards.
“We are inspired by the philosophy of Less, But Better. The inherent satisfaction of having just enough. Sister City looks through a focused lens to truly anticipate what people need when they’re travelling — comfort, beauty and human connection,” Kelly Sawdon, chief brand officer of Atelier Ace.
There are currently eight Ace Hotels open in New York and two in London, in Holborn and Shoreditch.
The 11th property in the portfolio will open in Kyoto in 2019.
THPT Comment: Can’t say we’re impressed by the photos we’ve been sent!
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