CATEGORY: Venue Stories

Where is The Ace Hotel opening up next?
Cortnie Fausner
REPORT
No. 26804
VENUE:
Ace Hotel
LOCATION:
Downtown
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
The Next Ace Hotel Openings!
Historic Art Deco
Downtown City Vibes
REPORTER: Cortnie Fausner

In case you haven't heard the news, The Ace Hotel group is expecting. They will be adding two more hotels to their roster, and both will occupy historic buildings! One will be set in a former furniture store and the other will occupy a century-old former YMCA building. There is definitely a trend with The Ace Hotel that we admire. The crew continues to help revitalize struggling downtown areas and renovate historic buildings to bring new life to both the space and the surrounding setting. Hoteliers with a cause, we dig it. Now on to the next two locations that these cute little Ace babies will soon call home. 

 

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History Lesson: This Family Scouts And Restores Historic Palaces & Villas In Spain!
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 26792
VENUE:
Les Belles Maisons
LOCATION:
Madrid
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Historical Villa’s and Estates
Timeless
Elegance of Madrid
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy

Founded by Blanca López, who departed from a career in finance four years ago in search of something more meaningful, Les Belles Maisons, a collection of vacation homes and event spaces, is her volley answer to the mundane and the predictable.It all started with her own family’s home, a homestead not so common—a stronghold from the 17th Century. Called the Archbishop’s Palace, the exquisite spot of land and manmade glory has long resided in Huérmeces, Burgos, a city in the north of Spain famous for its cathedral, a Unesco World Heritage site.

 

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Gather In The Middle Of A Glacial Lake For A Fairtytale Wilderness Wedding Or Event!
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 26780
VENUE:
Pumphouse Point
LOCATION:
Tasmania
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Camping / Glamping
Art Deco Glacial Gathering
The Bush meets Lake St Clair
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy

The story of Pumphouse Point starts loooooooong ago (with maybe even more Os). In fact, according to the staff, the real story starts 20,000 years ago, when Australia’s deepest lake, Lake St. Clair, was born on the island of Tasmania. That’s how much of a feature the scenery is for the lakeside hotel.

 

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A Beloved Desert Oasis That Packs More Punch Than A Rum Collins
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 26729
VENUE:
A Beloved Desert Oasis
LOCATION:
Palm Springs
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Hotel / Resort / Spa
Modern Minimalist Desert Oasis
Palm Springs Mid-Century Estate
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

We’re all about a good love story between a boutique hotel owner and their cuter-than-anything hotel.  We recently caught up with Jaime Kowal of The Amado  Palm Springs about her labor of love, a little five-unit villa in Palm Springs that packs more punch than a Rum Collins.

 

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History Lesson: How one Man Renovated this Mansion and Private Club in Lower Manhattan
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 26710
VENUE:
Norwood Club
LOCATION:
New York, New York
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Bar / Club / Lounge
Eclectic Four-Story Townhouse
West Village Creative Enclave
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

Walking through the streets of Manhattan, it’s easy to forget to look up at the architecture surrounding you and almost easier to forget that only 160 years ago, so much of it didn’t even exist yet.  It’s so hard to imagine now, especially with all the traffic and hubbub on 14th Street, but there was once a time when the area to the west of Union Square was seen as not only luxurious and fashionable, but this was a place to get away from the city madness. 

 

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