Located in the Bowery on New York City’s Lower East Side, Ace Hotel’s newest property prepares to open this fall. Sister City Hotel will have a different look and feel from the nine other urban properties opened by the group.
The 200-room hotel is designed as a respite from the city, as opposed to its other properties with communal spaces inviting the city in. The building itself is a former Bowery Salvation Army Building. According to Ace Hotel partner and chief brand officer Kelly Sawdon, they are inspired by the philosophy of less, but better while focusing on the core needs of travelers — comfort, beauty and human connection.
The hotel will have a ground-floor restaurant in partnership with the group behind Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream, and a rooftop bar. The garden at the entrance of the hotel welcomes guests into the lobby and further emphasizes the property as an escape from the city.
Rooms will be on the smaller size, 162–262 square feet, and begin at a nightly rate of $259.
Alaska Airlines and American Airlines announced intentions to create an alliance. Benefits to passengers include access to more international destinations after Alaska joins the oneworld alliance in 2021, new service on American between Seattle (SEA) and Bangalore (BLR), new service on American between Seattle and London (LHR), a domestic codeshare expansion to include international routes from Los Angeles (LAX) and Seattle, and loyalty member benefits across both airlines. Loyalty members with additional lounge membership enjoy access to nearly 50 American Admirals Club lounges worldwide and seven Alaska lounges in the United States for same-day travel on American or Alaska flights.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
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The city took its name from Athena, goddess of wisdom, strategy and war, and protector of the city. The financial, political and administrative center of the country and an all-powerful city-state in antiquity, Athens is a major center of culture. A visit to the first-ever museum dedicated to Byzantium, a stroll around the National Garden and a trip to the Olympeion archaeological site will take you back through time.