Neither Ace NYC Nor Ace NYC's Bar Will Open This Week
Ok folks, after a few weeks of confusion over whether or not the Ace Hotel New York had secretly opened to guests with prior reservations, the status has been (somewhat) clarified: it is not, in fact, open. Nor will it be, sadly, by next week even though New York Magazine's Grub Street blog declared that the Lobby Bar will be open only to guests come Thursday.
Alas, the Ace will have no guests to belly up to their bar on Thursday since permits and such are still in the works. It seems that they have, however, been bedding a few friends and family to keep themselves busy while waiting for those precious pieces of paper. We happened by a single pic from the inside, from a recent special guest who is not exactly well-informed on the state of the hotel; you can check it out at his blog.
Rest assured that we will continue to tirelessly track the opening progress of The Ace, especially since we know that more and more of you are being displaced and desperately clawing for information regarding your reservations. Join the club, folks, join the club.