Ace Hotels has become the epicenter of “thrifty style” travel in cities where it has previously set up shop (Seattle, Portland, & Palm Springs). Now, with a new hotel in New York, the company’s goal of giving customers a cultural experience goes further. The hotel “embraces a deep history of art, music and design that speaks to New York originality.” The Ace perspective on NYC style even shows up in their staff uniforms, compiled from iconic New York staples and designer collaborations.
Footwear is either drab green monochrome Chucks created by Converse exclusively for the Ace or classic black Dr. Martens embossed with a skeleton key. The jeans are by Levi’s, and Newark-based L. Gambert created handcrafted, custom-fit shirts. L. Gambert also designed the housekeeping uniform, a utilitarian shirt-dress. The vintage Glen-check Coto tie and blackened silver Surface 2 Air tie chain complete the look. Once the weather turns cold, doormen will wear a simple Spiewak pea coat and Uniqlo cardigan.
Ace Hotel New York – 20 West 29th Street
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