As New York’s hottest new design hotel, The Ace Hotel arrived on the scene in May 2009 and has been the destination du jour of the hipster crowd ever since. This is the kind of space where you’ll want to hang out all day (which is in fact what New York’s cool crowd does) – be it for socialising, sleeping, eating, shopping or some highly entertaining people watching. The heart of the concept is the sprawling lobby, with soaring high ceilings and lovingly-restored Chesterfield leather lounges. The hotel’s new Breslin Bar & Dining Room by acclaimed chef April Bloomfield is perennially packed; along with No 7. gourmet sandwich shop, Stumptown coffee bar, and the cool Opening Ceremony designer store. The 260 rooms spread over 12 floors offer some of the best value in town, with a range of options to suit all budgets and eclectic designer touches such as in-room guitars, Smeg fridges and antique record players (with a curated record collection from the best record store in town). Despite being located in a rather uneventful area of Midtown, this is still the place to put on your ‘must-stay’ list in New York.
20 W 29th St New York, NY, 10001