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Select guest rooms at L.A.'s new Ace Hotel are furnished with custom Rega RP1 turntables. Guest rooms mix modern design with the structure's existing architectural heritage. PHOTO: Spencer Lowell.
The United Artists building's Spanish Gothic exterior. PHOTO: Spencer Lowell.

Aced It

by intern

A historic Downtown L.A. building is transformed into one of the city’s coolest lodgings.

Downtown L.A. continues to make a comeback with the arrival of the au courant boutique Ace Hotel. The historic United Artists building and theater, built in 1927, houses the 182-room, 16-suite structure, which will also feature a 1,600-seat performance space, screening room, rooftop pool, bar and fitness center. With L.A.-based design collective Commune working on interiors with Atelier Ace, the public spaces and guest rooms will reflect the architectural heritage of its urban surroundings. “Restoring this landmark is the kind of project we dream of, and we’re proud to be part of the ongoing revitalization of Downtown Los Angeles,” says Alex Calderwood, co-founder of the Ace Hotel Group. From $179/night; 929 S. Broadway, L.A., 213-623-3233; acehotel.com.

Edited by Jenny Murray
Photographed by Spencer Lowell