Of course, the hotel won't be opening for a while, but that doesn't mean we won't take any scraps of news in the meantime to get excited! We find it funny that, even though plans for the streetcar line (which has been obsolete in LA since the 60s, and which will cost the city between $110 million and $125 million) haven't been confirmed, the article still makes a point of mentioning the Ace:
"'[Broadway] is a beautiful corridor,' City Councilman Jose Huizar said. 'It's located in a perfect spot.'
The Ace Hotel, a hot hangout for the young and hip in Portland, Palm Springs and New York, shocked many city watchers in December when, for its LA location, it passed up more gentrified neighborhoods for a seedy stretch of Broadway."
Meanwhile, a director at the Metropolitan Transit Authority also weighed in on the location:
"It's one of the bright parts of the region where people are actually still building stuff."
So, yes, we are excited. And not just to visit the hotel, see movies in the theater, and sleep under the wool blankets—but also to use it as a base to explore a section of town we know very little about.