It was back in 2014 that we brought you news of permits having been filed for a new hotel at 61 Bond Street (a.k.a. 252 Schermerhorn Street), between Schermerhorn and State streets, barely inside Brooklyn’s Boerum Hill neighborhood. Now, thanks to photos from our friend Tectonic, we can see that the parking lot has been cleared and heavy equipment is at work.
The hotel is the product of GB Lodging and GFI Development Company. It had been rumored it would be an Ace Hotel, but the GB Lodging website does not indicate that. It does bill the coming structure as a “lifestyle hotel.”
Whatever its signs say, the building will be 13-stories-tall, rising to 140 feet, and it will contain 285 rooms. Those rooms will start on the third floor with seven, followed by 17 rooms on the fourth floor, and 29 rooms each on floors five through 13.
There will be a lobby bar on the first floor, which will also house a restaurant/bar, retail, a radio station, and a “winter garden.” The second floor will be home to four event spaces. Then the third floor will have a fitness center and offices, possibly a business center.
The location puts it less than a block from the Hoyt-Schermerhorn stop on the A, C, and G trains to the northwest and walking distance from Barclays Center, Atlantic Terminal, and the the Brooklyn Academy of Music to the southeast.
Architect Paul Taylor of NoMad-based Stonehill & Taylor is the architect of record. The hotel is slated to open in 2017.