20 W 29th St, USA
100 Shoreditch High Street, ENGLAND
+ 44 20-7613-9800
These guys, they really captured my heart when they opened up next door to MySuites in NYC, back in 2009.
They are a chain, yes, and also a big hotel but they make you forget the stereotypes that come with corporate hotel groups. They reinvented a segment of the corporate hospitality industry in the right way.
What I love most is what Chris Penn, the GM of Ace Hotel London told me once, “we usually hire non-hotel people.” That’s right! That feeling of a porter who just got out of jail (kidding) is unbeatable! It’s refreshing.
Both the London and New York locations are definitely not quiet nor peacefully calm , but you don’t sleep at the ACE to relax. You stay there to get inspired!
In London, if you have the time to walk around the corner, besides the Soho House Shoreditch, which is really lovely, you also have the Nudie Jeans store, pretty cool! I bought my Grim Tim here and did you know, you not supposed to wash them for 6 months?!