The ACE Hotel downtown Los Angeles is the latest in the ongoing revitalization of the south side of the flourishing and exciting developments in DTLA.
Less than one year old the hotel is virtually brand new and is currently undergoing hotspot status in the perpetually evolving historic core.
Most notable is the fact that the hotel was originally built as the United Artists Building in 1927. It was the flagship theater of a chain that would become the largest in America. The modern design team has beautifully restored much of the original architectural features and added modern design that naturally blends in with the old.
The rooms are adequate, modern yet cozy. The suites are spacious, some equipped with turntables, records and guitars, the perfect elements for an impromptu soiree.
The rooftop bar and pool make for a spectacular place from which to admire the beautifully detailed design of the original tower up close, especially when lit up at night. With a rotating roster of DJ’s the ambiance is perfect for cocktails al fresco.
The ACE Hotel DTLA is an exciting addition to a revitalizing neighborhood. With a rooftop bar and pool, restaurant and adjacent United Artists theater, this property is sure to be a DTLA destination for some time. At least until the next hotspot arrives.
Remembering the Millennium Biltmore Hotel of Los Angeles on this eve of the Academy Awards show of Hollywood, more commonly known as the Oscars. In 1920 film making had become the largest local industry in the City of Angels. The hotel was one of the early homes of the awards ceremony, hosting it for a major part of the 1930’s and early 194o’s.
What would become the Oscars, circa 1937 @ the Biltmore Hotel.
Renaissance inspired detail of the Crystal Ballroom.
Hand painted detail by Italian artist Giovanni Smeraldi .
There’s something interesting to see downtown on any given day. Head to Angel’s Flight for a ride back in time, roam the lobby at the Biltmore Hotel, L.A.’s first of it’s kind or have a cocktail on the roof at … Continue reading →