We had the good fortune to stay at the (nearly) newly opened Ace Hotel in New York a couple of weeks back and were mightily impressed with the set up. From the army surplus/vintage meets slick modernist d├ęcor to the well-informed staff, the whole operation looks to be bringing a different level of experience to Manhattan’s hotel scene.

joes[a]fiend particularly liked the Smeg fridge [well stocked with local drinks but more than enough room to add your own], stationery set [including industrial style pencil sharpener clamped to the side of the desk, memories of Design Technology classes came flowing back] and unique furniture [sourced by Ace’s design collaborators Roman & Williams] in each room. The view wasn’t too bad either.

The lobby not being finished during our stay only gives further reason to return next time we’re in town, from what we saw when peeking behind the curtains it is going be mightily impressive. This, plus the next gastronomic venture [The Breslin] by Ken Friedman and April Bloomfield of The Spotted Pig opening within the Ace’s premises finds us finishing this post whilst dreaming up reasons for a return visit.

The Ace Hotel in New York can be found here:

20 West 29th Street

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Billy Bunter


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Lydiaanne said...

just curious... what size room did you stay in?

joes[a]fiend said...

Lydiaanne, we stayed in the mid-spec room I believe - ie we had a Smeg fridge but no turntable or guitar. Sorry for the delay in getting back to you.

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