The Ace Hotel Rumor Mill: Are LA and Vancouver Up Next?
It seems that our gentle suggestion to open up an Ace Hotel in Chicago fell upon deaf ears: BlackBook magazine ran an interview with Ace Hotels founder Alex Calderwood today, and in it he hinted at the possible next locations for his urban-hip brand of funky hotels. And Chicago was not mentioned. Boo.
LA and Vancouver were mentioned, though which is pretty exciting, if we do say so ourselves:
L.A. and Vancouver would be great places to build, but there’s nothing specific on the board that we’re aggressively looking to move forward with.
Can we start the rumor mill a-churning now, or should we just go back to moping about how our brilliant Chicago idea was not picked up?
Also, interestingly enough, Mr. Calderwood says of the NYC hotel: "In general, the feedback is almost unsettling because we’ve been getting tremendous, tremendous positive feedback from our guests. I expected more glitches." Well, okay. We suppose you don't call the insane number of delays with the opening a glitch, then. (Zing!) And, um, by the way: Ace New York is going for as low as $97 on Quikbook right now, in case you want to check out what all this hype is about for yourself.