Russia

Untitled work by the youthful abstract painter Sasha Pichushkin.


Portland, OR 

Tomorrow afternoon Oregon Symphony’s Artist in Residence and cellist par excellence Alban Gerhardt will perform solo at Ace Portland. Planted atop our cozy lobby’s coffee table, he’ll send the sound of Bach’s solo suites waving through the hotel for all ears to hear. Come as you are; free as air. 


Atelier Ace HQ 
Well, all things good must come to an end. We thought we’d get in on the old Holiday Spirit this April 1, so we cooked up this ditty about Ace Ocean. 
When we announce something for real, like we sometimes do, you’ll hear about it first on our A-List. 
Ahoy, 
Ace

Atelier Ace HQ 

Well, all things good must come to an end. We thought we’d get in on the old Holiday Spirit this April 1, so we cooked up this ditty about Ace Ocean. 

When we announce something for real, like we sometimes do, you’ll hear about it first on our A-List

Ahoy, 

Ace


Philadelphia, PA
The sea has long been a source of poetic and artistic creation, of both solitude and coming together. Long after he renounced his US Citizenship, T.S. Eliot spoke to journalists in 1952, quipping, ”No one has ever truly fallen in love unless they have cruised the open ocean.” Wise words, old bard. For much of human history, culture moved by ship. 
Starting in 2015, Ace Hotel is moving by ship, too. 
We have purchased the historic SS United States, the world’s fastest ocean-liner, and the last US-flagged trans-Atlantic super liner for refurbishing and conversion into our newest venture: Ace Hotel Ocean.
The United States, languishing in our nation’s first capital city since 1996, was put up for sale. Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) assumed ownership of the 990-foot ship in 2003 and announced its intention of refurbishing the vessel and returning her to service. Restoring the ship is, for anyone, an ambitious goal, but one deemed both worthy and feasible. That idea was floated in 2008, well before our current economic crisis. Recently, however, Star Cruises (NCL’s parent company) determined that this sort of undertaking was beyond their budget and they decided to sell the ship. We fell in love with the United States, and stepped in to save her. The rest, as they say, is history. 
Or the future.

Philadelphia, PA

The sea has long been a source of poetic and artistic creation, of both solitude and coming together. Long after he renounced his US Citizenship, T.S. Eliot spoke to journalists in 1952, quipping, No one has ever truly fallen in love unless they have cruised the open ocean.” Wise words, old bard. For much of human history, culture moved by ship. 

Starting in 2015, Ace Hotel is moving by ship, too. 

We have purchased the historic SS United States, the world’s fastest ocean-liner, and the last US-flagged trans-Atlantic super liner for refurbishing and conversion into our newest venture: Ace Hotel Ocean.

The United States, languishing in our nation’s first capital city since 1996, was put up for sale. Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) assumed ownership of the 990-foot ship in 2003 and announced its intention of refurbishing the vessel and returning her to service. Restoring the ship is, for anyone, an ambitious goal, but one deemed both worthy and feasible. That idea was floated in 2008, well before our current economic crisis. Recently, however, Star Cruises (NCL’s parent company) determined that this sort of undertaking was beyond their budget and they decided to sell the ship. We fell in love with the United States, and stepped in to save her. The rest, as they say, is history. 

Or the future.


New York City, 1966

Frank O’Hara, “Having a Coke with You.” 


Los Angeles, CA
Cher at age thirteen — arrested for “borrowing” her mom’s car.

Los Angeles, CA

Cher at age thirteen — arrested for “borrowing” her mom’s car.


Downtown LA
The late, great Mike Kelley may have entered our world in the Midwest, but he was truly a child of Los Angeles. Featuring over 200 pieces, the broad, eponymous retrospective of Kelley’s work that’s been touring over the last year finally comes home this week — filling the whole of the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA with filthy felt beginning tomorrow through July 28. 

Downtown LA

The late, great Mike Kelley may have entered our world in the Midwest, but he was truly a child of Los Angeles. Featuring over 200 pieces, the broad, eponymous retrospective of Kelley’s work that’s been touring over the last year finally comes home this week — filling the whole of the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA with filthy felt beginning tomorrow through July 28. 


Sleep tight.
Unparalleled object periodical THE THING Quarterly recently released their twenty-second edition, and it’s a doozy: a new work by American treasure John Baldessari. Like all of THE THING's things, it's meant to be used — two standard sized pillowcases silkscreened with a film still from Baldessari’s collection, a mise en abyme of a tranquil, anonymous woman clutching a pillow.
It’s beautiful, and we’ve got some in our shop.

Sleep tight.

Unparalleled object periodical THE THING Quarterly recently released their twenty-second edition, and it’s a doozy: a new work by American treasure John Baldessari. Like all of THE THING's things, it's meant to be used — two standard sized pillowcases silkscreened with a film still from Baldessari’s collection, a mise en abyme of a tranquil, anonymous woman clutching a pillow.

It’s beautiful, and we’ve got some in our shop.


Shoreditch, London
From the vast, incomprehensible cartography of the globe to the quiet cognitive maps of the everyday, we map for comfort — to afford ourselves the illusion of place. They’re the red dots we use to assure ourselves that “You Are Here” — and that everything else is relative and predictable. 
With Where You Are (a must-see website), the pictorially preoccupied storytellers at London publishing house Visual Editions take on the idea of mapping from the perspective of 16 different writers, artists and thinkers — in fiction and non-fiction writing plus a variety of visuals — to create "a book of maps that will leave you feeling completely lost." Featuring contributions from Chloe Aridjis, Alain de Botton, Joe Dunthorne, Leanne Shapton, Geoff Dyer, Olafur Eliasson, Sheila Heti + Ted Mineo, Tao Lin and a host of others, the book is a beautiful, mixed-up marvel of a thing.

The lobby gallery at Ace Hotel London Shoreditch opens up the atlas of Where Are You for the month of April, putting the collection’s rich visual components on display twenty-four hours a day. The opening reception is coming up on Wednesday April 2 at 6pm, complete with cocktails, conversation and a few readings.

Shoreditch, London

From the vast, incomprehensible cartography of the globe to the quiet cognitive maps of the everyday, we map for comfort — to afford ourselves the illusion of place. They’re the red dots we use to assure ourselves that “You Are Here” — and that everything else is relative and predictable. 

With Where You Are (a must-see website), the pictorially preoccupied storytellers at London publishing house Visual Editions take on the idea of mapping from the perspective of 16 different writers, artists and thinkers — in fiction and non-fiction writing plus a variety of visuals — to create "a book of maps that will leave you feeling completely lost." Featuring contributions from Chloe Aridjis, Alain de Botton, Joe Dunthorne, Leanne Shapton, Geoff Dyer, Olafur Eliasson, Sheila Heti + Ted Mineo, Tao Lin and a host of others, the book is a beautiful, mixed-up marvel of a thing.

The lobby gallery at Ace Hotel London Shoreditch opens up the atlas of Where Are You for the month of April, putting the collection’s rich visual components on display twenty-four hours a day. The opening reception is coming up on Wednesday April 2 at 6pm, complete with cocktails, conversation and a few readings.


Desert Gold, Ace Hotel & Swim ClubApril 10-21, 2014
The American Southwest has been home to people with grit for thousands of years. Every spring when it starts to heat up in the in the Coachella Valley the desert’s energy calls out to us. Otherworldly landforms that stage sunsets we can’t forget — it’s time to see more of them. So we’re going out to commune with the shaman wielding guitars and drums and keyboards and even laptops around the Big Show. This is year number six that we’re throwing a weekend/week/weekend party layer cake at the Swim Club and it’s called Desert Gold. We’re focusing extra energy this year on some of the incredible work that so many latin artists are producing. Festival NRMAL is curating things in the Swim Club and Amigo Room both weekends, and Remezcla, and The Do-Over are throwing all types of parties, with the help of Marc By Marc Jacobs Eyewear, tumblr and MailChimp. The sun will be hot, but the rooms are icy cold. We’ll sweat it out next to the deep, deep pool and we’ll all be so alive together. We’ll be alive waving gritty with joy. 

Desert Gold, Ace Hotel & Swim Club
April 10-21, 2014

The American Southwest has been home to people with grit for thousands of years. Every spring when it starts to heat up in the in the Coachella Valley the desert’s energy calls out to us. Otherworldly landforms that stage sunsets we can’t forget — it’s time to see more of them. So we’re going out to commune with the shaman wielding guitars and drums and keyboards and even laptops around the Big Show. This is year number six that we’re throwing a weekend/week/weekend party layer cake at the Swim Club and it’s called Desert Gold. We’re focusing extra energy this year on some of the incredible work that so many latin artists are producing. Festival NRMAL is curating things in the Swim Club and Amigo Room both weekends, and Remezcla, and The Do-Over are throwing all types of parties, with the help of Marc By Marc Jacobs Eyeweartumblr and MailChimp. The sun will be hot, but the rooms are icy cold. We’ll sweat it out next to the deep, deep pool and we’ll all be so alive together. We’ll be alive waving gritty with joy. 


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