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Ace Hotel
Private
IndustryHospitality
Founded1999; 19 years ago (1999)
FounderAlex Calderwood
Wade Weigel
Doug Herrick
Headquarters
Number of locations
9
Key people
Websitewww.acehotel.com

Ace Hotel is a chain of hotels headquartered in Los Angeles, California . Founded in 1999 in Seattle, it operates hotels primarily in the United States, with locations in Portland, Oregon; Chicago, Illinois; New York City; Palm Springs, California; Seattle; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Los Angeles; and New Orleans. It also has hotels in Panama City, Panama; and London, England.

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a girl with a velvet soul once sat in a tree at night and looked to the Stars tilted her head and wished upon a light. May I find a friend who sees me, may I find someone who won't leave me, may I find a lover who was both wise and kind. You are my peace, you are my energy, you are the best of the world and you are the best of me. The universe bowed to the girl and said, "You will have the love that you believe you deserve, you will have the light your heart truly seeks - girl with your velvet soul and your freckled cheeks. You are my cotton candy sky, you are a soft flickering light at night. You're a solemn stone, and you are the voice I have known. So she dreamt of a soft love and she wished for a strong love to match her velvet soul. She conceived of the man with stars in his eyes a – man with a soul like the sky, infinite and wise. You are my truth, you are my life, you are my patience, you are a drop of rain, and you are the whole sea. The little girl first had to believe she deserves the love she wants to receive and so she grew and fought herself until she could see that you and she were meant to be. You are my muse, you are my spark, and you're the one who will follow me into the dark. Tonight a woman with a velvet soul will look at a man with stars in his eyes knowing she deserves his love and knowing she has stayed by his side. With heartbeats that beat alone, but one that beats together – you make me better and we are better together. I have some things to say it's my best friend my lover my creative partner and inspiration my confidante my moon and stars and meaning and breath I want to tell her in front of these who mean the most to us how I feel and what I swear to Rachele world's failed to describe how deeply I love and I'm committed to you to us and our family communication is unable to express how you have stirred my soul since the moment we met but you've taught me more than anyone in life the virtue of finding my words so here I am to say to you that you're the most impressive person I have ever met you're the coolest person I know you are uniquely intelligent and insightful you're insanely well-read you're an artist in every action you're even borderline better than me and destiny too your beauty leaves me stunned at every glance and always has you strive for your truth and you don't live your life for anyone else's idea of what is good and right you are so brave or so strong I have never been so sure of anything as I am of our love when I hold you close and close my eyes that's truth that's what's real life leaves me with uncertainty at every turn but at my center is the truth and strength of our love I love you two together I love the way you laugh together I love the way you came together I love the way you support each other and the way I love the way Mike looks at you I just like see him giving you these little glances and I just it chokes me up and not only do you compliment each other you challenge each other I think in such a like an important way Michael and Rachel today you sit before us as the ultimate symbol of love those of us who are married you remind us to take joy in the gravity of romance for the others who have yet to find their soul mate you exist as role models for what is possible within the formidable domain of the human heart long as I've known Rachel I've watched her continually push herself to grow and change it isn't the responsibility of our partners to make us better it's our own responsibility and when we're invested in our own development in ourselves to become more wholesome and reflective people then we become more invested in the happiness and love of our partner I want all of you I want the clumsy you the brakes things I want the patient you that lets me rant I want the timid you that holds things in and I want the brave you that refuses to settle I want the silly you that sings songs with me to our dogs and I want the grumpy you you that refuses to let me take care of you when you're sick I want to giving you that takes the harder tasks for yourself and I want the you that I see and the you who truly sees me back I want to you with a twisted past and an insurer future I promise to be honest kind calm grateful and supportive I thought always choose love and humility growth and compassion I swear to you here in front of our families that I will put the best of myself into us as you deserve and inspire and I promise to be with you for the rest of your journey in this world and the next one I promise to be your biggest supporter I promise to love you deeply with all of me that exists I promise to dream with you and to prioritize our growth together I promise to carry the weight when you cannot I promise to be honest even when it's hard I promise to always try to see you and really see you when you feel alone eight world promised to snuggle with you our bodies a pair of parentheses I promise to never stop making them rates together I promise to be your best friend through lover your partner and your life my love you the things that do not have a home in our relationship I need to be right my fear of being alone my inability to trust and negative talk about my fucking life you inspire me to let go of selfishness myopia carelessness anger and emotional paralysis this is what I will give up to grow hello Michael I now pronounce you man and wife Michael you make a spread tonight a woman with a velvet sole will look at a man with stars of his eyes knowing she deserves his love and knowing she will stay by his side with heartbeats that meet alone but one that beats together you make me better and we are better together

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History

Ace Hotel Portland
Ace Hotel Portland
Guest room at Ace Hotel New York
Guest room at Ace Hotel New York
Exterior of Ace Hotel New York
Exterior of Ace Hotel New York

The first Ace Hotel was opened in 1999. Friends Alex Calderwood, Wade Weigel, and Doug Herrick purchased and transformed a Seattle halfway house into an affordable[clarification needed] hotel that would appeal to the creative class. Calderwood and Weigel had previously founded Rudy's, a reinvigorated traditional barbershop concept they started in Seattle, which eventually expanded to more than a dozen West Coast locations. They also founded Neverstop, a marketing and advertising company.

In 2006, Jack Barron and Michael Bisordi (Tungsten Partners) joined the team as owners. That year the group opened a second hotel in Portland, followed by properties in Palm Springs and New York in 2009.[1]

In 2011, Ace Hotel collaborated with the cosmetics brand uslu airlines to create a nail polish sold in the hotels' mini-bars.

In 2013, an Ace Hotel opened in the Shoreditch neighborhood of London.[2] The company opened a property in Panama City, Panama, as the American Trade Hotel.

Calderwood had defined a goal of opening a new Ace Hotel every "one to two years". He died at age 47 in November 2013, shortly after the opening of the London Shoreditch hotel.[3]

Soon after, the downtown Los Angeles location opened in a former theatre, followed by a hotel in Pittsburgh in late 2015 and in New Orleans in spring 2016.

A location in Kyoto, Japan designed by Kengo Kuma is expected to open in late 2019.[4]

Locations

According to Calderwood, the style and furnishing of each Ace property is designed to reflect its location, with an eye towards re-imagining properties that are "challenged."[5]

  • Ace Hotel Seattle is a former Salvation Army halfway house located in the Belltown neighborhood.
  • Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs, CA is a converted Howard Johnson motel, formerly a Westward Ho. King's Highway, the hotel's on-site diner, is a converted Denny's. There are two bars, the Amigo Room, and poolside, the Short Bus. The remodel was a collaboration with L.A.-based design firm, Commune.
  • Ace Hotel Portland occupies the former Clyde Hotel in downtown Portland. In its former incarnation, the hotel's lobby served as the setting for a scene from the film Drugstore Cowboy. The property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[6]
  • Ace Hotel New York worked with Roman and Williams[7] to redesign the former Hotel Breslin, a 1904 building in Midtown Manhattan. This location features a Stumptown Coffee and Chef April Bloomfield's [8] Michelin-starred The Breslin [9] restaurant.
  • Ace Hotel London Shoreditch is in London's Shoreditch arts district, on the site of the original Shoreditch Empire music hall.[10]
  • American Trade Hotel is a restored five-story stucco building in the Casco Viejo historical district of Panama City.[11]
  • Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles opened in January 2014 in the historic United Artists Building, with 180 rooms and a restored United Artists Theater performance venue.
  • Ace Hotel Pittsburgh opened in an historic YMCA building in the city's East Liberty neighborhood in December 2015.
  • Ace Hotel New Orleans opened in March 2016 in a 1928 Art Deco building in New Orleans' Warehouse District.[12]
  • Ace Hotel Chicago opened on July 1, 2017. This is Ace's first ground-up build. Situated in Chicago's West Loop, it features a lobby restaurant called 'City Mouse', 7th floor bar 'Waydown', and the first Stumptown Coffee shop in Chicago.
  • Ace Hotel Kyoto is expected to open in late 2019. It will be Ace Hotel's first property in Japan.

In popular culture

The 2011 episode "Blunderbuss" of the sketch comedy series Portlandia had a sketch set at the "Deuce Hotel", where the obnoxiously hip staff hand out complimentary turntables and typewriters to all guests;[13] it was a parody specifically of Ace Hotel Portland.[14]

References

  1. ^ "Sunday CEO: Alex Calderwood, Ace Hotel & Swim Club". The Desert Sun. February 1, 2009. Archived from the original on 11 March 2009. Retrieved March 4, 2009.
  2. ^ "First Look: Ace Hotel London Shoreditch · HUH". Retrieved June 22, 2016.
  3. ^ "Alex Calderwood, Creator and Face of the Unconventional Ace Hotel Chain, Dies at 47". The New York Times. November 15, 2013.
  4. ^ "kengo kuma to design ace hotel's first japanese location". designboom | architecture & design magazine. 2018-04-09. Retrieved 2018-04-10.
  5. ^ Torline, Monica. "Aces high on pop culture", The Desert Sun, Palm Springs, 1 October 2009.
  6. ^ "Ace's Sense of Place". Portland Tribune. May 29, 2007. Retrieved March 4, 2009.
  7. ^ "Style & Substance". Metropolis. 22 July 2009. Archived from the original on 2011-07-31. Retrieved 2011-04-26.
  8. ^ "The Breslin's Little Britain". Villagevoice.com. January 12, 2010.
  9. ^ "Diet Someplace Else". Nymag.com. January 24, 2010.
  10. ^ "Theatre-inspired interiors for Ace Hotel Shoreditch". Design Week. September 10, 2013.
  11. ^ "Panama City Gets a Facelift and an Ace Hotel". W (magazine). November 6, 2013.
  12. ^ Costello, Sara Ruffin (22 March 2016). "A Cult Hotel Opens in New Orleans". Nytimes.com. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  13. ^ "Blunderbuss" review, The A.V. Club, February 18, 2011
  14. ^ Portlandia: Over | Flyer Wars | Deuce Hotel, Anne Adams, Portland Monthly Culturephile blog, March 1, 2011

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