The latest outpost of this hip hotel chain is housed in a 1927 Spanish Gothic high-rise in downtown LA. Its Cali-cool, fashion-forward design was overseen by the in-demand collective Commune, which stripped the space down to its concrete, then worked in a rich mix of Gothic and modernist accents.
Rooms at the Ace are fun affairs full of midcentury-leaning furniture and exposed concrete beams, and a few (like the suite shown) include kick-back lounge areas perfect for strumming the acoustic Martin guitars found in some rooms.
Suites at the Ace get kitchenettes with smart-for-small-spaces open shelving; black-painted, Carrara-marble-topped cabinets (find some of our favorite black wall paint here); and all the fixings for an in-room cocktail party.
With its soaring ceilings and graphic tilework, the hotel’s restaurant, LA Chapter, serves up stylish surroundings alongside its delish menu of American comfort food gone lighter, local, and hyperseasonal. And though at first glance it looks all sleekly black and white, the banquettes are actually an oh-so-dark green that’s close to Fine Paints of Europe’s Color 7589.
Let it be known that the Ace does good roof. Its rooftop bar and pool, with head-turning views of downtown LA, is a vibey, where-you-want-to-be scene decked out in style we’re calling Mexican moderna.