Photos by Elizabeth Daniels
Behold, the Spanish Goth beaut that now lives as the Ace Hotel, an exquisite property completed in 1927, once known as United Artists Theatre, designed after the Segovia Cathedral in Segovia, Spain and hipified over the last year thanks to GREC Architects and Commune Design.
But let's get right to the good stuff: food and drink. L.A. Chapter is the main dining attractions here and will open next week on January 17. The restaurant is a contribution from Brooklyn restaurateur Jud Mongell, owner of Five Leaves, plus executive chef/partner Ken Addington. OpenTable describes their menu as "Local and organic ingredients, prepared with both classic and modern techniques, as part of the new food renaissance happening in Los Angeles," serving daily from breakfast through dinner. Think a lighter updated American comfort sort of menu made with seasonal everythings. LA chef Micah Fields (The Standard) is also involved here, and will oversee the Ace's day to day food prep.
Naturally, L.A. Chapter has its own bar, The Bar at L.A. Chapter, and here one will find bottled and barrel-aged drinks, market-driven cocktails made with craft spirits, local craft beer and Old World wines.
The Ace also offers a rooftop lounge run by the L.A. Chapter team named Upstairs, and as of January 12 it will serve those around the pool small veggie-focused plates with Middle Eastern flavors. Drinks here, both frozen and otherwise, are influenced by French Morocco. As for design, it's kind of funny that the indoor/outdoor lounge was inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright's Ennis House and Hollywood's now defunct Les Deux nightclub. Nice.
One will also find a coffee bar (sells pastries from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.) and mezzanine bar named (open until midnight), both of which are already up and running.
Other non-food related details: The Ace has an Undefeated-branded gym, an incredibly beautiful theatre/event space, banquet rooms, and a presidential suite.
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