Keeping the Trend Alive: Ace Hotel, Portland
I said it last year when erroguide visited the Ace Hotel LA.. the Ace Hotel properties are on point!
It’s no surprise that the Ace Hotel Portland is set in yet another historic landmark property, and is located a few blocks from the trendiest Portland hood, the Pearl District. This location features the usual Ace Hotel amenities like, original art, curated minibars, record players, loaner bikes and the hottest coffee shop in the city.
Atelier Ace, the creative agency behind the brand, Ace hotel, and the agency responsible for the remarkable guest experiences, events and Ace products, has created an unconventional lobby for its Portland location. The center of the hotel is more of a living room, complete with lush green sofa’s and New York Times papers. A bookshelf guides guests to Portland’s own, Stumptown Coffee, and hides the vintage check-in desk.
If you find yourself waiting for your family often, like I did, pop into the vintage black and white photobooth.
Being that my visit was part of a family vacation, I was lucky enough to experience a spacious suite on the third floor. The utility feel of the lobby is carried through in the rooms with black and tan chairs, and industrial wooden sliding doors. The suites are broken into a living room and bedroom, by a heavy army green curtain, and the walls are accented by miniature vintage photos.
The Ace Hotel Portland is one of the originals, and paramount to the brand’s ability to create a community for its guests. This particular location has Portland written all over it, with a mixture of grunge, stencil artwork, and letterpress, and is at the forefront of the growing movement to tie in local culture to boutique hotels.
Don’t miss the underground bar, Pepe Le Moko, or the small breakfast room on the second floor serving a buffet of granola, pastries, frittatas and coffee.