/ / /

Ace Hotel Palm Springs Partied With Booze Sno-Cones for Coachella

Go To The Hotel's Web 
  Site Where: 701 E. Palm Canyon Dr. [map], Palm Springs, CA, United States, 92264
April 22, 2009 at 10:16 AM | by | Comment (1)

Aw, did you miss out on Coachella? Or maybe you did make it out to the middle of nowhere for the music festival, but found yourself stuck in a less trendy hotel than the Ace Hotel & Swim Club. Either way, we've got the scoop on what went down over last weekend at Ace Hotels' Palm Springs property: a pop-up shop, ping pong and poolside music, of course.

Partnering with Levi's to transform a space at the Ace into a "Desert Gold" boutique, which featured limited edition Ace x Levi's T-shirts as well as Coachella must-haves like turquoise skinny jeans and vinyl records, the hotel became a hotspot for hipsterdom. As if this weren't enough, they livened up the pool area by hosting live bands and revealing the new Sonic Youth album, "The Eternal," on Saturday, all the while serving up booze sno-cones and special "morning cocktails."

Where there are booze sno-cones, wayfarer sunglasses and folks swimming to Sonic Youth, there has to be ping pong. Perhaps the Ace should consider doing something like this year-round, because "morning cocktails" are always in order. It doesn't necessarily have to be a huge music festival to have live acts by the deep end; we'd dogpaddle our way over for that any day.

[Photos: Ace Hotel Palm Springs]

Comment (1)

Post a Comment

Bait & Switch

I am a Palm Springs area resident and have been going to the Ace for the past couple months for the advertised Sunday Short Bus pool parties, bringing friends from out of town, and spending A LOT of money at the restaurant and bar.  Today, I was bringing a friend there who had not been to the Ace before, and as soon as we walked into the outside bar/pool area, we were asked to leave because we were not hotel guests (or pay $12.00 to stay.)  Their staff was anything but friendly about it, and obviously did not care about the money we were about to spend at their establishment.

I went on their website advertising the Sunday pool parties, and there is NO WORD of a cover charge for locals - nor is there any mention of this in their advertisements.  (http://www.acehotel.com/palmsprings/shortbus) I feel like I was a victim of a bait and switch ploy and will be telling my guests and local friends to spend our Sundays and our money elsewhere.  It's too bad because we really have enjoyed this property until this incident.

Join the conversation!

Not a member? .