Ace Hotel Quietly Closes ‘Sister City’ on the Bowery
The Ace Hotel’s boutique brand on the Bowery, Sister City, is closed for good.
The lodge (and its rooftop bar) had shuttered at the outset of the pandemic in March 2020, never to return. One need only search online for Sister City to see that Google returns a “permanently closed” status, and the official website has been static for the duration.
Sister City was likely a big loss for Ace Hotel. The hospitality company, known for creating flop-house style accommodations for guests, spent some three years converting the former Salvation Army Chinese Community Center. It would only last twelve months at 225 Bowery before Covid-19 took hold.
Returning to partial “skid row” Bowery roots, Sister City opened many of its rooms to house the homeless in the first months of the pandemic.