We worked with Commune Design to make Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs. They made The Commune, designed guest rooms and communal spaces, and worked with other collaborators to make Ace Palm Springs the magical place that it is. Commune just opened a Community Shop at our hotel, with things that are handmade by real people, including cups and bowls by Heath Ceramics, who made Do Not Disturb signs for the doors. You can see pictures from the store at PSFK, and read about it in the LA Times.

Visit Community Store during Palm Springs Modernism Week 2010. We’re hosting many of the week’s events including lectures, architecture tours, films, martini parties, and a show of vintage Airstream trailers. We have two room packages for the week, The Frey and The Modern. See more about it here.

Ace Hotel & Swim Club is built in a mid-century Howard Johnson motel. We’re excited about the local enthusiasm for Desert Modernism, so we kept the original things people loved about the hotel intact and mixed in some newer things that inspire us.

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