Vibe: Ace Hotels slowly matures with its hip audience.
Area: Between Boerum Hill and Downtown Brooklyn.
The DNA: Ace Hotels was founded in 1999 in Seattle by a group of music- and design-loving friends who saw touring bands as their dream demographic. What they created was artistic in its vibe and accessible in its price point. It’s easy to forget how revolutionary it was at the time, built amid a sea of big-box Marriotts and Hiltons. Now, its most trailblazing features (communal lobbies, loftlike rooms) have been replicated ad nauseum in boutique hotels from Albuquerque to Zurich. In the works since 2014, the new built Ace Hotel Brooklyn is set in a brutalist-like building with oversized Georgian windows.
Suite-Me-Up: Inspired by the raw artist studio spaces of the European modernists (gridded windows, exposed concrete), the spacious (by New York standards) guest rooms include custom wood sofas and chairs, cotton bedding, and minimalist fixtures. Like other Ace hotels, there are also SMEG fridges, Tivoli radio’s, D’Angelico Guitars, Music Hall turntables, and vinyl record selections from Rough Trade. The top floor, two room Ace Suite comes with floor-to-ceiling windows and sweeping skyline views.
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 287 rooms & suites (23-78m2) (248-835 sq ft) • hotel opened: July 2021 • architecture: Stonehill Taylor (New York) • interior design: Romand and Williams (New York) • parking possible nearby (charged) • pets allowed • 24-hour front desk • wheelchair accessible