We’re excited to host our third annual CMJ sessions with DJs from some of our favorite independent record labels at Notes from the Underground, featuring sets by spinners from Beggars Group, Mom + Pop, Modular Recordings, Frenchkiss Records, FADER Label, White Iris and Third Man til late in the lobby. See the full lineup on our calendar and stay tuned for interviews, photos and more good stuff.

We’re excited to host our third annual CMJ sessions with DJs from some of our favorite independent record labels at Notes from the Underground, featuring sets by spinners from Beggars Group, Mom + Pop, Modular Recordings, Frenchkiss Records, FADER Label, White Iris and Third Man til late in the lobby. See the full lineup on our calendar and stay tuned for interviews, photos and more good stuff.


While we value communication more than life itself, we appreciate the ways of the Caveman. From Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer to Encino Man, we’ve accrued quite a roster of caveman heros and idols. So we’re delighted to host Caveman for the grand finale 5 At 5 of 2012 with Martin Guitar and Bowery Presents. They’ll play a pared-down, personal five-song set in the lobby at Ace Hotel New York on October 3 at — you guessed it — 5pm. See past sets here.

While we value communication more than life itself, we appreciate the ways of the Caveman. From Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer to Encino Man, we’ve accrued quite a roster of caveman heros and idols. So we’re delighted to host Caveman for the grand finale 5 At 5 of 2012 with Martin Guitar and Bowery Presents. They’ll play a pared-down, personal five-song set in the lobby at Ace Hotel New York on October 3 at — you guessed it — 5pm. See past sets here.


Indians came all the way from København to mist up our eyes in the lobby of Ace New York, as part of our 5 At 5 series of five live songs at 5pm by musicians we love. We throw the event with our pals at Bowery Presents and Martin Guitar. Show Cobra taped the whole shebang. Press play and let your emotions amble.

We’ll keep you apprised of future 5 at 5’s on Twitter — usually with only a small window of notice, so keep an eye out.


Jamaica celebrates 50 years of independence today. One of the exemplars of the challenges and triumphs of post-colonial existence, Jamaica has much to celebrate and much to consider as it grows into full blossom as an independently-governed people. Sadly, homophobic crime in Jamaica is the highest in the world, and Jamaicans experience some of the most dramatic economic inequality internationally. Of course, Jamaica is also the motherland of some of the most influential, creative and robust cultural, artistic and musical movements in history, and both residents and members of the diaspora can attest to the incredible social strength and industrious intellect of the country. Join us in toasting and talking tonight in the lobby as Matthew Werth of RVNG Intl. spins music by Jamaican musicians and producers. 

Jamaica celebrates 50 years of independence today. One of the exemplars of the challenges and triumphs of post-colonial existence, Jamaica has much to celebrate and much to consider as it grows into full blossom as an independently-governed people. Sadly, homophobic crime in Jamaica is the highest in the world, and Jamaicans experience some of the most dramatic economic inequality internationally. Of course, Jamaica is also the motherland of some of the most influential, creative and robust cultural, artistic and musical movements in history, and both residents and members of the diaspora can attest to the incredible social strength and industrious intellect of the country. Join us in toasting and talking tonight in the lobby as Matthew Werth of RVNG Intl. spins music by Jamaican musicians and producers. 


Michael Schmidt’s rope installation in the lobby at Ace Hotel & Swim Club, by Amber Detto.

Michael Schmidt’s rope installation in the lobby at Ace Hotel & Swim Club, by Amber Detto.


DJ Prestige plays in the lobby at Ace Hotel New York every Friday night — he also makes us special mixes every time. Here’s one. And here’s Mr. Prestige and some friends.


From the lobby of Ace Hotel New York last night at GQ’s Fashion Week kick-off party celebrating new menswear designers.







Photos by Travis Blue

From the lobby of Ace Hotel New York last night at GQ’s Fashion Week kick-off party celebrating new menswear designers.



Photos by Travis Blue


People like the terrariums in the lobby at Ace Hotel Portland. Martie Kilmer makes them. She has a store right around the corner from Ace, filled with skulls, cacti, and supplies for the curious. Visit her website to see more of her work, including a cow skull with air plants growing out of it. Pret-ty great.

Terrariums are really fun to make — you should try it. Get a cup of coffee and take notes in the lobby sometime.

Photos by Jeremy Pelley of OMFGCo


Michael Anderson wheatpastes NYC graffiti stickers at Ace Hotel New York.

Video by Carey Schleicher-Haselhorst


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