Rendering of Ace Hotel Surfaces at 225 Bowery with Promise of 2018 Completion
You’re looking at the sight outside 225 Bowery, where Ace Hotel is gradually converting the 107-year-old relic into its newest lodge. Purportedly. This rendering appears on the Department of Buildings info board presently attached to the 225 Bowery plywood, and arrives courtesy of the HAKS architecture firm on the project.
Upon completion – the aforementioned DOB signage promises a spring 2018 target date – the former Salvation Army outpost will reportedly house roughly two hundred guest rooms, a 130-seat restaurant, rooftop bar, and fitness center. However, the hotel company has yet to officially confirm (or acknowledge) plans for the new Ace project.
Take another gander at the illustration. Then read the copy from the HAKS website providing lots of additional color…
The project involves the renovation of a 10-story building on the Bowery on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The addition of three floors will transform the existing building into a new micro hotel with 200 guest rooms. By removing a narrow three-story walk-up building to its south, a courtyard oasis will be created at the ground floor, enabling entry to the hotel and restaurant from the Bowery. At the rear of the building, the hotel lobby can also be entered from Freeman Alley. The site location is adjacent to a new museum. The $65 million renovation will include amenities such as a lobby, a 130-seat restaurant, roof-top bar and fitness center, as well as top-floor guestrooms with balconies offering iconic city views.
The site is a slender lot reaching from the Bowery to Freeman Alley of approximately 8,300 square feet; the demolition and addition will provide a nearly 70,000-gross-square-foot hotel. The transformation will require integrating new elevators, stairs, HVAC, fire protection, fire safety and security systems, as well as voice and data systems in a creative environment that has a recognized hotel brand presence, with a level of service that guests expect.