Construction on the future Ace Hotel at 266 Schermerhorn Street is now making substantial progress, with the building reaching the halfway mark, as seen in the latest photos from Tectonic. Located in Downtown Brooklyn between the Hoyt-Schermerhorn and Nevins St subway line, the new 13-story hotel is designed by Roman and Williams Buildings and Interiors, and is being developed by GFI Hospitality and GFI Development Company.
Permits were filed back in 2014, and the neighborhood is still in the midst of a large construction boom consisting of hotels and new residential towers along Flatbush Avenue. At 266 Schermerhorn, there will be 285 rooms arranged to face Schermerhorn Street on the north side of the property.
Rooms will start on the third floor, and the space also encompasses a fitness center and offices, all above the main podium and entrance. The scope of the entire project is around 155,00 square feet, and it will stand 140 feet above street level. Stonehill & Taylor Architects is serving as the architect of record.
The rendering gives an idea of what the finished product will look like when complete. Other than what seems to be exposed architecturally finished concrete throughout the whole exterior, the most notable aspect will be what looks like a multi-story mural that stretches the height of the structure above the covered main entrance, and divides the grid of the facade.
No completion date has been set for the new high-end hotel, but most likely set to top off as early as late summer and to be complete sometime in the first half of 2019.