In the first of two videos about Atelier Ace produced by Dezeen for the AHEAD Awards, Kelly Sawdon explains how the brand’s Sister City hotel offers travelers a minimal refuge from the bustle of New York.
Sister City is a new hotel in the Lower East Side of Manhattan designed by Atelier Ace, the Ace Hotel’s in-house creative team.
The hotel was nominated in the Hotel Conversion category at this year’s AHEAD Americas hospitality awards, which were broadcast in a video ceremony as part of Dezeen’s Virtual Design Festival after the physical event was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Amongst the other nominees was Maison De La Luz, a luxury guesthouse in New Orleans also designed by Atelier Ace.
Sister City acts as a quiet, minimal counterpoint to the portfolio of hotels under the Ace Hotel name, which are known for rock-and-roll opulence and raucous nightlife.
The project is a conversion of a 10-storey brickwork building, which Atelier Ace topped with an additional four floors that include a rooftop bar.