Photo: The Ace Hotel, Stumptown, The Breslin, Project No. 8
The Ace Hotel has become a self-contained cultural ecosystem–guests really don’t have to go anywhere else once they’ve checked in. With the opening of Stumptown and The Breslin, patrons need not worry about a lack of caffeine or carnivorous food options. Hop on an elevator or take a flight of stairs down to the lobby to satiate these needs.
Now that the dining option is complete, retail would be the next objective. This weekend will see Ace’s first retail operation. Partnering with L.E.S. boutique, Project 8, the hotel is set to open No. 8a. A gift shop filled with items that are useful for distant travelers and locals alike. Positioning the store with dual entrances, one for hotel guests and another for pedestrians off Broadway.
The success of The Ace is not only in its core business but the ability to draw New Yorkers in as well. In less than a year, the hotel has become a hub that is set to change the landscape of the neighborhood. And they’re not finished, with three more operations in the works including a street level shop with Opening Ceremony, a basement bar with Ken Friedman and sandwich shop with No. 7 from Brooklyn. Read More