Joshua Light Show + Inherent Vice at the Ace, Shoreditch
A kaleidoscope of swirling, colorful shapes move up, down and around the windows of The 100 Room at Shoreditch’s Ace Hotel. The shapes come together and float apart, creating bubbles and cascading color explosions that look like fungi and haemoglobin...
Ace Hotel + Hancock Poncho
The Ace London tapped the nearly 200-year-old Scottish maker of vulcanized rainwear, Hancock, to create a charcoal gray poncho exclusive to its shop. Constructed from the family-run factory's patented rubber-bonded cloth, the poncho features a tartan...
ASSEMBLE XII: A Sonic Experiment at the Ace Hotel
It's CMJ week in NYC, meaning the streets are flooded with thousands of artists vying for attention. In a festival that offers more music than anyone can possibly endure, avant-garde performance experiment ASSEMBLE puts on a sonic experience like...
Ace Hotel NYC's Artists-in-Residence Sleep / Walk
For weeks before opening its doors in 2009, the Ace Hotel New York was filled with artists-in-residence and walls were being graced with the work they'd leave—all of which still stands today. Visionary founder Alex Calderwood hand-picked many of...
Atelier Ace and the Art of Collaborations
As one of the more exciting and forward-thinking contemporary hotel chains, Ace is known for consistently delivering an effortless sense of underground style and culturally relevant design at a range of properties in the US, London and Panama. Behind...
A collaboration from socially motivated lifestyle brand Apolis and Ace Hotels' creative studio Atelier Ace, these indigo stripe gauze scarves with fringed edges are made with hand-loomed 100% organic cotton from Nazaret, Ethiopia. The project helps...
Interview: Aaron De La Cruz
by Eva Glettner Prolific artist Aaron De La Cruz was initially inspired to paint because he idolized his older brother. His now-signature style—which bounces from design, graffiti to illustration—is highly stylized and technical, blending influences...
Word of Mouth Los Angeles: Arts District
The Arts District in downtown Los Angeles, east of City Hall and Little Tokyo, has long been known as a haven for artists and creatives. The industrial buildings mix multi-use living and working spaces with bars, food, factories and all kinds of...
Best of CH 2013: Interviews
With the year drawing to a close, it's time to pop some bottles and reminisce about some of our favorite moments from 2013. We're searching through the year's content for the best of CH 2013—looking back at the people, designs, destinations and moments...
Best of CH 2013: Travel
Every year, the experience of travel becomes easier and—dare we say it—even more fun, thanks to an influx of innovative apps, new thinking in hotel design and more. Between the major travel headlines of 2013—like American Airlines and US Airways finally...
American Trade Hotel, Panama
Panama City is a place of contrasts and connections. Glass towers jut out of the city's peripheral coastline, the thick Central American jungle on one side and a burgeoning cosmopolitan metropolis on the other. The development of new housing and...
The Ace Sunglasses
New York's four-generation strong, family-run eyewear brand driven by 100 years of expertise, Moscot recently hooked up with Ace Hotels—the travel haven for the hip from Portland and Palm Springs to NYC—to create these limited edition sunglasses. Selling...
Since its inception in 2009, Content has become one of Portland’s most original and interactive displays of fashion, art and design. Hosted, as always, at the Ace Hotel, Content brought 28 designers to decorate their own room at the hotel and let...
Ace Hotel, London
Well into bookings and a spot-on event schedule just a month after opening, The Ace Hotel's latest offering takes its characteristic simplicity and buzz to east London's Shoreditch neighborhood. The brand has already become known as a haven for...
Road Trip: Las Vegas
There is nothing quite like a road trip to Vegas. Depending on the chosen route from LA, drivers will come across all kinds of strange and interesting places along the way to the flashy resort city. While not technically on the way, we suggest driving...
Commune for Environment
While many designers during NYC Design Week staked their savings on exploring the limits of material and form, Los Angeles-based design studio Commune stuck to their guns for their debut collection in collaboration with Environment. By relying on...
Ace Hotel + Alpha Industries
After ending 2012 on a high note with their Crescent Down Works puffy coat collab, the Ace Hotel starts the new year with another partnership, this time with heritage military garment maker Alpha Industries. The minimalist styling of the Fishtail...
Ace Hotel + Crescent Down Works
Having recently been reminded of the harsh, persistent weather in the Pacific Northwest over the holidays it makes perfect sense to see the latest collaboration from Seattle-based outerwear brand Crescent Down Works and Portland's Ace Hotel. The...
Fifty and Fifty State Mottos
On view at the Ace Hotel in NYC, "Fifty and Fifty State Mottos" is an exhibition of prints paying graphic homage to our historic maxims, curated by designer and illustrator Dan Cassaro. After designing a print for his native New York, Cassaro reached...
Things We Made
Even if you're unfamiliar with interior design powerhouse Roman and Williams, there's a good chance you know their work. The Standard Hotel, The Breslin, The Ace Hotel, The Standard Grill, Stumptown Coffee, The Dutch, The Boom Boom Room—countless...