Jon had the pleasure of staying at the Ace Hotel this weekend, and I couldn't be happier. I really wanted to stay at the Palm Springs hotel, but we never drove that direction while in California. So I asked for a ton of pictures and sent him on his way. Of course, he left the camera at home.
According to Jon, the concept and design was executed well - a guitar and record player in every room, cool decals, great views of the empire state building in some rooms, spacious lobby stuffed with oversize chairs and the hotel's proximity to everything.
The one con - no one seemed impressed with the staff. There's no room for snobbery in well-executed design. Bottom line - the decor and location by far outweighed a few quick-witted hipsters.
P.S. Stay tuned for a wrap-up of my weekend in Brooklyn. Our accommodations were great!