TRAVEL: ACE HOTEL DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES

IMAGES: AMANDA KHO | WORDS: DAVID ERICSSON

Los Angeles has been a creative hotspot for almost a century managing to stay fresh decade after decade. After going through a long period of hibernation recent years has brought new life to the Downtown area and one of the most visible manifestations of this change is the Ace Hotel that opened early 2014 in the historic United Artists building on 929 South Broadway. Built in 1927 as a film studio “this ornate, storied and vibrant Los Angeles gem stands as a monument to a group of seminal American artists pushing out on their own, and anchors the Broadway Theater District's modern renaissance” with the hotel’s own words.

The rooms are comfortable and stylish and the common areas are chic but welcoming. The rooftop bar has become a watering hole for the locals, be sure to make a stop. What separates the Ace Hotel however is it’s fantastic staff who’s always there with a helpful hand or a good restaurant recommendation.

You’ll find the ACE Hotel at 929 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015

http://www.acehotel.com/losangeles

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1. As of early 2014, the historic United Artists building on Broadway has been given new life as the newest Ace Hotel location. 

2. The hotel is one of many residential and commercial projects that revamp outmoded spaces, revitalizing the once abandoned Downtown LA.

3. Thank the 28-year old Haas Brothers for the Ace’s LA inspired graphite glyphs: palm trees, portraits of James Dean, Ed Ruscha, Britney Spears and then some flank the interiors of the space.

4. The adjoining restaurant LA Chapter is filled with Thonet Banana chairs, tile work by Brazilian artist Burle Marx, and really great food.

5. Stenciled signage, a motif you can see on each floor.

6 & 7. “Jesus Saves”. Prior to the Ace, the building operated as a Christian ministry center.

8. See what all the hoopla is about. 


4 February, 2015
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