I love hotels. There’s the whole get-out-of-town feel, and the fresh sheets and the room service and all of the other lovely things that go with staying in a hotel. Those are all great, but I also love hotels for their design. It’s a wonderful chance to experience a setting that you wouldn’t necessarily want to live in, but find appealing all of the same. It’s an opportunity to take big risks and create real atmosphere. Ace Hotels have this skill in spades. They have locations in Portland, Seattle and New York but their hotel in Palm Springs really appeals to me, and I’ll show you why!
1. I love the hazy, ethereal quality of this room. The elements are natural and modern, and strike a good balance between the masculine and feminine. That dresser is to die for as well.
2. If I could design my dream outdoor space, it might look something like this. I love the covered fireplace, and the rug is a nice cosy touch to an otherwise austere setting.
3. I like the indoor camping feel of this room. It’s like fort building for grown-ups. Or maybe a really, really posh summer camp.
4. I feel like this style is along the lines of what stores like Abercrombie and Fitch or Hollister want to be when they grow up. Sophisticated, yet laid back, with nice lines, neutral colors and wonderful little surprise elements. Thankfully, I’m sure this hotel doesn’t smell like too much cheap cologne.
The best part about this hotel is that it’s somewhat affordable (at least at the low end). $90 a night for a room isn’t bad, especially when I’ve seen motel 8′s that go for that much. Their other properties are worth having a look at as well, and their website looks about as good as their rooms.