Le magazine américain Wallpaper a appelé cela « rock n’ roll bohemia » et le NY Times d’ajouter “At the country’s most original hotel … God is in the details”. Car au pays des ACE HOTEL, tout est effectivement dans le détail et le style bohème, arty et rock.
Fondé en 1999 par Alex Calderwood, le Ace de Seattle est le premier né d’une famille de boutique-hotels bon marché présents aussi aujourd’hui à Portland, New York et Palm Springs. Selon Alex Calderwood, le style et l’ameublement de chaque hotel est imaginé pour refléter l’historique du bâtiment et du quartier dans lequel il a été implanté : le Ace Seattle est un ancien centre de réhabilitation de l’Armée du Salut, le Ace Palm Springs un ancien motel de Howard Johnson, le Ace Portland a investi le bâtiment classé de l’ancien Clyde Hotel (théâtre d’une scène dans le film Drugstore Cowboy) et enfin le Ace New York qui occupe l’ancien Breslin Hotel, un bâtiment de 1904.
Chaque hotel a été conçu avec la collaboration d’entreprises, d’artistes et de designers locaux.
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Ace Hotel Seattle
À propos : « Ace Seattle is a 28-room hotel located in the heart of Belltown. It’s near downtown and within walking distance of many popular destinations like the Space Needle, Pike Place Market and the Seattle Waterfront. It’s also easy to get to the Capitol Hill neighborhood, and it’s a great place to stay when you’re seeing the Mariners at Safeco Field or the Seahawks at Qwest Field. There are lots of places nearby to see music and DJs — just ask at the front desk.
You can always crash at Ace after the party. This unique boutique hotel in a historical building has many green, eco-friendly and sustainable elements, like vintage and re-purposed furniture. The design has been described as bohemian, organic and hip. We offer simple luxury, with everything you need and nothing you don’t. Cyclops Café and the Panther Room bar are downstairs, serving food and drinks until late at night.
We have free wi-fi and our accommodations are pet-friendly, which really means dog-friendly. »
Ace Hotel Portland
Ace Hotel Portland, Room 415 – Mural « Larry » by Brent Wick ©Photo: Jeremy Pelley
Ace Hotel NYC
À propos : « Ace Hotel New York is a 12-story hotel in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. The unique new boutique hotel has 260 rooms and is located near the Theater District. There is a subway stop right around the corner and it’s within walking distance of many popular destinations like Times Square, Macy’s, and the Broadway theaters. And it’s close to the old Tin Pan Alley. You can easily take Amtrak into Penn Station or fly into JFK.
Our luxury amenities include room service, free wi-fi and a gym. Come to check out the lobby bar scene, where DJs often play music. It’s open late. And check the calendar for upcoming events. We have a ballroom called Liberty Hall that’s a good venue for corporate events or a party. The Boardroom event space and our lobby are good for that, too. Our accommodations are pet-friendly, which really means dog-friendly. »
711 SF Loft Suite – Ace Hotel NYC
711 SF Loft Suite – Ace Hotel NYC
Ace Hotel Palm Springs
À propos : « Ace Hotel & Swim Club is a 180 room hotel, spa & resort located in Palm Springs, CA. It’s on the grounds of a renovated mid-century modern motel, within walking distance of downtown. It’s close to cool stuff like Joshua Tree, the Salton Sea and all kinds of historic desert modern architecture. It also happens to be the best place in Palm Springs to get a laid-back massage or natural spa treatment.
There are outdoor spa services, as well as room service, free wi-fi and a gym. You can bring your dog, and patio guest rooms are dog-friendly. There are two big, cool event spaces where you can get married or throw a party or have a big-deal meeting.
There are a lot of earth-friendly and sustainable elements, like recycled materials, low VOC paints and vintage furniture. The design is organic and bohemian. Some rooms have a garden patio and some have a fireplace. Some have record players and old vinyl you can play in your room and take home with you for a small price. There are also communal fireplaces located throughout the hotel. There’s good-smelling shampoo from Rudy’s Barbershop, and minibars with really addictive cheese popcorn.
John Richards and Amy Lindsey Richards of Pair Music collaborated with Ace Hotel to curate super amazing music for the lobby and poolside. John hosts KEXP radio’s Morning Show and is a huge supporter of new music, giving great emerging artists crucial exposure audiences in Seattle, NYC and over the internet. For Ace, he chose mixes of brand-new and familiar music, like blues, African funk, indie pop and Johnny Cash.
You can come for a spa party or mellow retreat. On Sundays there’s a DJ scene at the pool. Almost every night there’s something going on at the Amigo Room bar — live music, DJs, bingo, crafting, karaoke and the occasional special event. And it’s open late. We also throw parties with live music and DJs during Coachella, Gay Pride, White Party and Dinah Shore. Just sayin’. »