A hotel distilled to its most beautiful parts, Sister City was inspired by the functional perfection of Finnish saunas, Japanese bento boxes, rock-cut cliff dwellings of prehistory and John Cage’s 4’33”. The hotel offers 200 intimate, efficient rooms, a ground-floor restaurant Floret and rooftop bar Last Light right on Bowery, one of Manhattan’s oldest and most storied thoroughfare. The result: a new prototype where efficiency and beauty find union.
Sister City was built as a sincere, human and autonomous space for contemporary travelers looking for an aesthetically mindful space in one of the busiest cities in the world. A re-envisioning of our ideal Square One, Sister City conveys a sense of balance, tranquility and authenticity, embracing technology and self-guided hospitality as elegant tools embedded in the hotel’s ethos. Designed entirely in-house by creative agency Atelier Ace, the team focused on the things truly necessary for future-forward travelers including sincerity of design, and universal connectivity. The design champions quiet, purposeful and honest architectural and interior decisions, creating an open space for play, discovery and self-initiated experience.