Architect: Stonehill & Taylor Architects
Designer: Roman and Williams
Mechanical: Edwards & Zuck
Structural: DeSimone Consulting Engineers
The former 180,000 square-foot Breslin Hotel was transformed into the Ace Hotel New York in 2006 by GFI Hospitality’s affiliate GFI Development Company. At the time, the neighborhood in which the 283-room hotel was located, — North of Madison Square Park (commonly referred to as NoMad) — was downtrodden, but strategically located. Since its opening, the Ace Hotel has 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. The Ace features restaurateur Ken Friedmans’s and James Beard Award winning Chef April Bloomfields’s, Michelin-star-rated gastropub, The Breslin Bar & Dining Room and the John Dory Oyster Bar. The hotel also features dynamic retail tenants including Stumptown Coffee Roasters, No. 7 Sub, Opening Ceremony and Rudy’s Barbershop.