Posts Tagged ‘ace hotel’

TRIED & TESTED: ACE HOTEL NEW YORK

April 14, 2011

Stephanie Duval is the great mind behind 70% Pure – a fantastic blog based in Antwerp. Last week she travelled to New York and because I loved following her Tweets I asked her to write a piece about her hotel experience:

Most striking feature:

With a key card to one of its rooms comes the access to a world of fun and coolness. Whether you love hanging around in the lobby between the hipsters on their macbooks, standing in line for the world’s best coffee at Stumptown or slurping cocktails and oysters in the John Dory Oyster Bar: all of these treats are just steps away from your fabulous guest room. Which comes with a guitar, Smeg refrigerator, rad jersey bathrobes and woollen blankets, and wonderful bathroom products by Rudy’s Brand, by the way.

No, the Ace Hotel is not cheap, contrary to what some might claim. Even a bunk bed here comes at a price, but it’s nothing compared to what most of the other hip design hotels in Manhattan are charging. Besides, in my humble opinion, your buck is worth a lot more around here than anywhere else. Even the simple gratification of flashing your key card on a busy Friday night (when everyone – and I do mean everyone – wants to get in and hang at the bar), and gaining immediate entrance to the center of hip Manhattan is worth the splurge.

But be sure to save a little cash for spending at the annexed Project n°8 and Opening Ceremony stores: way cooler destinations for souvenirs than you’ll find anywhere else in town. Oh, and my favourite way of spending $5? The photo booth!

Check out: www.acehotel.com

I’M TRAVELLING TO PORTLAND

March 17, 2011

When this post is published I’m in an airplane to Portland, Oregon. I will be there for 5 days to make a report of it for Dutch magazine Marie Claire. It will be published in June – so my recommendations for Portland follow after the June issue hit the stores. But I can tell you one thing: I will be staying at the Ace Hotel in Portland. I’m so thrilled because a stay at a Ace Hotel stands for ultimate hotspot behaviour – so now I definitely join the group of cool travellers 😉

Are you travelling to Portland sooner than June or living in another country and want my recommendations? Sent me an e-mail at petitepassport@hotmail.com

(Picture from Wayfaring.info, click here for more images and information about the Ace Hotel in Portland)

NEW SPOT: JOHN DORY OYSTER BAR NY

December 1, 2010

3 reasons to go there:

  1. If you’re staying in the Ace Hotel and don’t want to go far for a decent lunch.
  2. If the Breslin (awarded with a Michelin Star) is fully booked.
  3. If you like seafood. Oysters anyone?

Check out: www.acehotel.com

Photo: Clay Williams on Flickr

NEW SPOT: ACE HOTEL

April 9, 2010

3 reasons to stay at Ace Hotel:

  1. Every room is different so you never get bored
  2. The amenities (like the Survival Guide) are très cool
  3. Your fellow guests are all creative designlovers, so good for networking as well

They have an Ace Hotel in Portland, Seattle, Palm Springs and New York. Rates start at 100 dollar a night. Check: www.acehotel.com

Images: collage of all the Ace Hotels.