The original Ace New York keycard and sketch from Kenzo Minami's Turbine of Life mural in room 1011. Keep an eye out here for our studio visit and interview with Kenzo about his last decade of work, obsession and evolution, and his upcoming retrospective in Chelsea. Kenzo, we love you and your brain.

The original Ace New York keycard and sketch from Kenzo Minami's Turbine of Life mural in room 1011. Keep an eye out here for our studio visit and interview with Kenzo about his last decade of work, obsession and evolution, and his upcoming retrospective in Chelsea. Kenzo, we love you and your brain.


Ace New Yorker Natalie Lomeli captured our imagination with her proposal for a mural in room 424 at the hotel — and this is what she created. You have the key to our hearts, Natalie.


Believing that almost anything and anybody would be too (2.) happy to see a contraband snapshot from our developing Ace Hotel London Shoreditch room art is something (and somebody) we’re going to get into habit of in the next week or so before we open our doors September 9.

Believing that almost anything and anybody would be too (2.) happy to see a contraband snapshot from our developing Ace Hotel London Shoreditch room art is something (and somebody) we’re going to get into habit of in the next week or so before we open our doors September 9.


Rachel Garrard is one of the mystical creatures and thread charmers preparing your room in Ace London. 

Rachel Garrard is one of the mystical creatures and thread charmers preparing your room in Ace London. 


Tim Diet room art in Ace Hotel New York.
Photo by Ace New York guest, Lea Kaemerer.

Tim Diet room art in Ace Hotel New York.

Photo by Ace New York guest, Lea Kaemerer.


A throwback to Ace Hotel Portland's early days — a spread in Coastal Traveler with room muralists Amy Ruppel in room 304, Ryan Jacob Smith in 404 and Evan B. Harris in 225. As it happens, Evan was the focus of our first ever Thinking Cap video — you can see it yonder.

A throwback to Ace Hotel Portland's early days — a spread in Coastal Traveler with room muralists Amy Ruppel in room 304, Ryan Jacob Smith in 404 and Evan B. Harris in 225. As it happens, Evan was the focus of our first ever Thinking Cap video — you can see it yonder.


One of our favorite dudes in the world, Joe Garvey, painted a new mural in room 1216 at Ace Hotel New York, and then his friend Jonny Baskin took pictures.

One of our favorite dudes in the world, Joe Garvey, painted a new mural in room 1216 at Ace Hotel New York, and then his friend Jonny Baskin took pictures.


Ace Hotel New York artist Greg Lamarche created this huge collage-based mural with our other friends at Colossal Media.


Ty Williams stopped by Ace Hotel New York to freshen up one of his fishes. Thanks Ty.
Photo by  Dominick Volini.

Ty Williams stopped by Ace Hotel New York to freshen up one of his fishes. Thanks Ty.

Photo by Dominick Volini.


A tour of Chris Rubino's studio in Brooklyn from Love Kills Demons, a twelve-part film portrait by Jim Helton. Chris is an Ace NYC artist — he was there right at the start making huge canvases for some rooms that still count among our favorites. He is an artist with a sacred air about him — at once passionate and cynical about beauty, he is pretty beautiful himself. You can see more about him from the early days of our blog.


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