W Magazine Goes Inside the Ace Hotel NYC
As spring seems only a few uncomfortable holidays away, the buzz for the Ace Hotel New York's February/March opening continues to grow. Newest to the heat is W Magazine, who, for reasons unknown, sent their fashion operatives to pick apart details of the hotel's model room. Although W didn't have much more to say than last month's Monocle coverage of the same, they did dig the vintage finds:
In a nod to the nearby Garment District, guests hang clothes on pipes meant to suggest rolling dress racks and stash shoes in antique sewing bins bought at Parisís Clignancourt flea market. The lobby is outfitted with vintage furniture and inherited its coffered ceiling and mosaic floor from the spotís former occupant, the Hotel Breslin; three wood-paneled walls, salvaged from a Park Avenue apartmentís library, enclose a bar.
Perhaps the most usable bit of information to come from all the recent press on the Ace is a rundown of the room rates from New York nightlife blog Down By The Hipster. With prices that are "...definitely not typical Manhattan," the Ace will give you a room without a Smeg refrigerator for only $209/ night. Have a hankering for some cold ones and upgrade to a fridge room for $259, or go for broke with deluxe or super deluxe rooms for $309 and $459, respectively. If your ship still hasn't sailed with the recession, then don't forget about the loft suite; $879 will get you all the faux-rocker cred you can handle, although you'll probably be competing with photoshoots to book the place. SRO here we go!
[Photo: W Magazine]