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Architecture, Hotels, Lower East Side, New Developments

First Look at the Bowery’s ‘Faux-Hostel’ Ace Hotel

By Ondel Hylton, Wed, February 3, 2016

Ace Hotel, HAKS, Salvation Army, North Wind Development Group, Omnia Group, 225 Bowery

Construction and engineering mega-firm HAKS brings the first full look at the Lower East Side’s Ace Hotel, slated to open next year at 225 Bowery. The ten-story building was formerly the 101-year home of the Salvation Army Chinatown Shelter, which provided rooms, meals, and services to the city’s homeless population until it shuttered in 2014. The 62,000-square-foot building was purchased for $30 million through a joint venture between the Omnia Group and North Wind Development Group. Building alteration permits were filed by Nataliya Donskoy of ND Architecture and approved that same year, and the historic structure is undergoing a complete gut-renovation and will be topped by a four-story rooftop addition.

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