Architect: Stonehill & Taylor Architects
Designer: Roman and Williams
Mechanical: Edwards & Zuck
Structural: DeSimone Consulting Engineers
In 2006, GFI Development seized an opportunity to transform the 180,000 square-foot former Breslin Hotel into what is now the Ace Hotel New York. At the time, the neighborhood in which the 275-room hotel was located, — North of Madison Square Park (commonly referred to as NoMad) — was downtrodden, but strategically located. The unveiling of the hotel in an underdeveloped neighborhood was not only a prescient moment for GFI Development but also for hospitality in the metropolis.
The construction project has since been dubbed “a neighborhood starter kit” by New York Magazine for the hotel’s innovative retail and food and beverage concepts, which have energized a long forgotten New York City neighborhood.
The hotel’s singular interiors have been internationally praised by publications such as Wallpaper magazine and the New York Times, as well as winning a coveted award for best boutique design hotel from Interior Design magazine. The Ace Hotel was recognized among the Top Ten Trendiest Hotels in the World by Conde Nast Traveler. Restaurants include the Michelin-star-rated Breslin Restaurant, the John Dory Oyster Bar, Stumptown Coffee Roasters, No. 7 Sub, as well as retail by Opening Ceremony and Rudy’s Barbershop.