L.A. Chapter is the hull of our Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles. Well-traveled American fare, with a focus on fresh left-coast bounty. Atelier Ace brought in Jud Mongell and Ken Addington to man the menu — their first work together on the West Coast, and the latest in a lineage that includes Brooklyn's Five Leaves and Nights & Weekends.
Collaborators: Commune Design (interiors), Judson Studios (stained glass), Atelier de Troupe (lighting fixtures), Boyd Design (custom furniture), Haas Brothers (freehand art).
Greek for the many, Hoi Polloi's dialed the egalitarian ideal — its arms open to guests of Ace Hotel London and the streets of Shoreditch at large. Building on the success of their famed London cultural cornerstones Bistrotheque and Shrimpy's, Atelier Ace partnered with Pablo Flack and David Waddington to put the place together: an English modernist brasserie just adjacent to Ace Hotel London Shoreditch, filled with the spirit and soul of the labourers that built the neighbourhood and traditions before us.
Collaborators: Universal Design Studio (interiors), Philippe Malouin (lighting and fixtures) brighten the main dining space.
Reclining by the sunny sidelines of our rooftop pool, or stool-perched after sunset with the city's bright lights stretched out in all directions, Upstairs' eclectic drink menu is carefully cultivated to complement the vibrant atmosphere of our home on top of Downtown Los Angeles.
Pulled together by our friends downstairs at L.A. Chapter, the drinks Upstairs are bright, world-traveled twists on traditional tropical cocktails — with raw fruits, teas and spices converging on a regular United Nations of spirits: English gins, French aperitifs and American whiskeys. Wet your whistle while you wet your toes with our assortment of traditional and innovative frozen drinks, hand-cranked by one of our poolside bartenders.
When Ace Hotel took over a former Westward Ho in Palm Springs, Atelier picked up the bones of the adjacent Denny's, dusted them off and built them back together into King's Highway. It cleaned up real nice. Classic, leather-back barstools swivel under a classic quarter-angled bar mirror — reflecting a wall of desert clay-colored booths wrapping 'round the room. It's the dive-y roadside diner re-imagined, serving up seasonal platters and organic ingredients sourced from local farmers and distributors — plus pastries made in house every day.
In a special stretch of Ace Hotel London Shoreditch, Atelier Ace saw a space that needed extra love, and a neighborhood with a need to be filled. Lovage is a street-side juice takeaway attached to Ace Hotel — doling out small batches of seasonal, farm fresh nectars from a walk-up window. Whole, nutrient-rich foods tended to with good intention, Lovage gives guests a quick burst of self care, and gives Ace another vibrant point of intersection with its thriving parish.
To feed the discerning folks staying at American Trade Hotel, Atelier called on Panamanian native chef Clara Icaza, whose culinary philosophy was shaped in the very best kitchens from Northern California to New York City. The Dining Room at American Trade Hotel completes the promise of its namesake — a luxury hall anchored by Icaza's innovative meat and seafood dishes and dessert selections prepared under the direction of Pastry Chef Luis Bula.
Forming the back half of American Trade Hotel's expansive lobby space, The Dining Room is another successful collaboration between Atelier Ace, architects Hache Uve and Commune Design, an airy cohesion of Panama's rich design history at the crossroads of the Americas.