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Work Begins on Brooklyn Site Once Rumored for Ace Hotel

Construction is now underway at 61 Bond Street, the long rumored site of the Ace Hotel's Brooklyn outpost, YIMBY reports. Located at the intersection of Downtown Brooklyn and Boerum Hill, the former parking lot, which also goes by the address of 252 Schermerhorn Street, has been cleared to make way for a new hotel, though it's unclear at this time what hotel it will be.

The project is being developed in collaboration between GB Lodging and GFI Development Company. The latter developed the Ace Hotel in New York. And what's more the architect chosen for this project —Stonehill & Taylor, is the same firm that worked on the Manhattan Ace.

The fact that there will be some hotel at this site is certain. GB Lodging's website states that it will be a "lifestyle hotel" that is slated to open sometime next year. Department of Buildings permits show that the developers plan to build a 13-story hotel at the site.

It will have a total of 285 rooms which will start third floor upwards, according to YIMBY. The first floor is set to have a lobby bar, a restaurant, and a winter garden. The second floor will have event spaces, and part of the third floor will also include a fitness center.

Curbed has reached out to both the developer and the architect on the project, but we're still waiting to hear back.

· Construction Underway For 13-Story Hotel At 61 Bond Street, Boerum Hill [YIMBY]
· 61 Bond Street Coverage [Curbed]