06 Nov 2012 - 12:58 pm

Ace Hotel Portland is a small hotel built in 1912 in historical downtown Portland, Oregon, occupying an entire city block near the Pearl District. A little modern, and a little bohemian, Ace has a penchant for organic, authentic, unique design. The rooms are pet-friendly, so they encourage you to bring the whole family. The 79 rooms have many eco-friendly, sustainable, and green elements, like vintage furniture, low-VOC paints and recycled materials throughout.


?We?re retaining as much of the historical character as possible,? Alex Calderwood explains, ?and marrying it with clean lines,? to create a look he describes as ?warm minimalism.? Features restored to their original beauty include polished wood paneling in the lobby, patterned mosaic-tiled flooring and ceiling moldings.

The accommodations offer simple luxury for cheap – from giant, airy deluxe rooms costing $250 USD a night, to more inexpensive options – nicknamed ?band rooms? for the touring band on a budget – which feature bunk beds and shared baths for only $95 USD. Each room features nuanced, botanical products from Malin+Goetz apothecary, and most have art by local and international artists. Room service and free wi-fi are available, too. And they also offer free rental bikes for getting around the city.

The team at Ace has also looked to local artists, suppliers and craftsmen for a mix of modern and vintage elements to create a distinctive Ace aesthetic while at the same time being a reflection of the locale. ?We really wanted the hotel overall to reflect Portland and the Northwest,? Alex Calderwood explains.

More information & booking at www.acehotel.com