Ace Hotel, Brooklyn, New York
The Ace Hotel group has nabbed a prime spot in Boerum Hill, a Brooklyn neighbourhood on the cusp of explosive popularity. Designed by Roman and Williams, the pared-back, mid-century-style interiors champion local creatives both in decor and in Ace's always-stellar cultural programming. Expect plenty of raw concrete, timber and strong geometric lines inspired by Le Corbusier's French holiday cabin Le Cabanon. Every space marries function with fun. Oodles of natural light, handy desk space, the odd guitar and turntables with a collection of records curated by Manhattan music store Rough Trade fill the guestrooms. Is this the place to book as a base on your first visit to NYC? No. But, for third or fourth-timers who know the city well and love Brooklyn's more laid-back vibe, Ace Brooklyn delivers. Local hits include chocolate cookies from Bien Cuit, natural wine at Court Street bar June and whatever reads the incredible staffers at Greenlight Bookstore recommend. Image courtesy of Stephen Kent Johnson.
252 Schermerhorn St, Brooklyn, NY 11217