Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Ace Hotel DTLA: Preview of the preview

Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014

A collision of the old and new worlds are in the works. Michael Schmidt's metal chains dangle at the rooftop bar and dipping pool Upstairs. Commune Design's Joshua Tree inspired decor and yin yang carpets roam the 13-story building. The Church of the Open Door's "Jesus Saves" neon sign stays put. Meanwhile, the Haas Brothers mark their territory with sketches from Snoop Dogg to Rain Man all over the cafe walls. The biggest show of all, apart from the minimalist rooms, is the reconstructed gothic United Artists Theater originally built in 1927.

Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles opens its 180 rooms to guests on Wednesday, Jan. 15.

For the writeup, click here.

P.S. The wired trio baristos at the cafe were way benevolent.

 Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles / Photos courtesy of Spencer Lowell

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