Building: Built in 1904.
Neighborhood: NoMad (North of Madison Square Park).
Number of Rooms: 247.
Toiletries: Rudy's Barbershop.
Freebies: The lobby's bin of apples.
Taking in the menswear trade shows last week, we stayed at midtown Manhattan's new Ace Hotel. The first east coast outpost for Alex Calderwood's hip Seattle-based hotel group, the Ace was ground zero for the fashion pack that week—Quoddy set up a make-shift showroom in a room down the hall and we met Apolis Activism designer Raan Parton at the communal table in the lobby. Not surprising, considering the hotel's style: Pendleton blankets, candles by Le Labo and boxer-style jersey robes by Wings + Horns. Even the bellhops sport Surface to Air and Converse Chucks. Upstairs, the rooms are decked out in a masculine mix of flea market finds and efficient industrial touches. Meaning you won't feel like you're in a hotel room, but rather at the well-equipped apartment of your coolest friend.
Rooms from $189 | 20 West 29th Street, New York, NY | 212.679.2222