Our fair Gotham took a few hits recently but New York can get down without ever being out. As New Yorkers go, we can’t complain. Our extended Ace Hotel New York family came through the way they always do for each other and so did our guests and friends. Not all of New York was so fortunate though. Some New Yorkers could use a hand to get back their NYC swagger and keep keeping on. 
We’re donating 10% of all proceeds on the online shop to New York Cares for the next week starting now. In the meanwhile, we’re working on some special wares to benefit recovery efforts with some artists we know and our in-house design team. Until all of NYC is back on its feet, we’re just going to act like this whole archipelago is one big borough and we’ll be looking out for ways to help those in need and ways our friends around here and around the world can plug in to volunteer their time, donations and creativity. We’ll keep you posted.

Our fair Gotham took a few hits recently but New York can get down without ever being out. As New Yorkers go, we can’t complain. Our extended Ace Hotel New York family came through the way they always do for each other and so did our guests and friends. Not all of New York was so fortunate though. Some New Yorkers could use a hand to get back their NYC swagger and keep keeping on. 

We’re donating 10% of all proceeds on the online shop to New York Cares for the next week starting now. In the meanwhile, we’re working on some special wares to benefit recovery efforts with some artists we know and our in-house design team. Until all of NYC is back on its feet, we’re just going to act like this whole archipelago is one big borough and we’ll be looking out for ways to help those in need and ways our friends around here and around the world can plug in to volunteer their time, donations and creativity. We’ll keep you posted.


Rudy’s is our newest neighbor at Ace NYC. They’ve only been here a few weeks and it’s already fireworks and balloon drops every day. We love Rudy’s. Remember — if you’re staying with us, you get priority real estate at the guillotine and a friendly deal on cuts, products and everything else.


Some cool things happened in the Ace Hotel Portland neighborhood last week. The much-celebrated Hung Far Low sign — which for many decades hung over the best place in town to get completely trashed on cheap Mai Tais, but is much more valuable as a place marker for Portland’s once and future thriving Chinatown (something you should read up on) — was finally resurrected as a result of the ne’er-ceasing fundraising efforts of some of our closest friends. We love seeing it once again hanging low, and returned to its original glory.

We’re also happy that Portland’s legendary Hamburger Mary’s is being brought back to life. Having enjoyed several decades as a meeting place for gays, straights, freaks, non-freaks, and everyone in between. Some of us on the Ace team spent the Saturdays of our formative years eating hamburgers under the wagon wheels, broken violins, and Miss Leather ‘83 portraits that graced Mary’s walls and ceilings, so we were awash with nostalgia when we went down to meet the crew and take some pictures yesterday. We’ll go have lunch when they’re open and tell you more about it.

Photos by Michael Bunsen and Hunter Gatherer


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