The Bowery House Hotel to Open at 220 Bowery

Posted on: May 2nd, 2011 at 6:39 am by

Here we go again, folks.  It’s time to buckle in.  For the last few months, a brand new hotel-hostel of sorts has been quietly setting up shop on the Bowery.  Basically a tenement conversion right under our collective noses at 220 Bowery.

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Meet The Bowery House, a neighborhood newcomer that promises a “hospitality concept that embraces the deep cultural roots of the Bowery by providing affordable and stylish accommodations.”  Yet judging by the handful of renderings on the official Facebook page, that’s just a euphemism for itty-bitty rooms appointed with cots and decorated with images of NYC past.  This Bowery house takes a page from the Whitehouse up the block.

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For the moment, the ground level of 220 Bowery is still home to City Restaurant Equipment Corp., but the main promo picture for the Bowery House practically ignores its very existence.   Indeed, in this cooked-up world, the longstanding awning is gone, and instead replaced with subtle neon-green signage.

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As for scheduled opening date, the Bowery House is advertising an ambiguous June 2011 launch.

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