An Ace Hotel is Coming (Finally!) to Los Angeles (Downtown, Obviously)
The Ace Hotel Portland
It was only a matter of time before the so hip it hurts boutique hotel chain Ace Hotels arrived in Los Angeles and where else but downtown Los Angeles?
The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop saying that the indie hotel is rumored to open in the United Artists building on Broadway in the area's Historic Core district.
The building first opened in 1927 with a screening of the film, "My Best Girl" inside its 2,214-seat theater. The theater actually hosted several world premieres for studio films from United Artists founders Douglas Fairbanks, D.W. Griffith and Charlie Chaplin, which means that unlike a lot of hotels in Hollywood that brag of old Hollywood tales (but really just rely on old Hollywood snapshots in the guest rooms), the Ace LA will actually have the cred to back theirs up.
Even better, the Hollywood Reporter says the Ace will fully renovate and reactivate the theater and make it the "showpiece" of their hotel. Ooo, we can't wait to see this hotel's name in lights!
While the theater will play a big part in the Ace's attraction, we're also curious to see who/what they will put in for food and beverage options. We're guessing Stumptown Coffee shop is a no-brainer but what sort of gastropub or other "peasant food" dining experience will the Ace LA open? We pray that it's as affordable and scrumptious as Clyde Common.
Hmm...kinda telling that our first thoughts weren't about the guest rooms, no? Now that we're finally thinking about it, we understand that bare bones chic and woolen blankets is the Ace's thang but please no cheesy old Hollywood studio photos in the guestrooms. Please.
[Photo: HotelChatter. You can also peep an exterior shot of the LA hotel here on Flickr.]