Friday, August 20, 2010

{green} traveller: Ace Hotel, Palm Springs

I've been hanging onto this one for a little while!!  I couldn't wait to share it with you though, so here it is!!  It doesn't get much better than this folks, at least not when we are talking unbearable retro cool! Everything in the Palm Springs Ace Hotel is salvaged... the building, the furniture....

"When Seattle friends Alex Calderwood, Wade Weigel and Doug Herrick initially dreamed of opening a hotel, they had a very specific idea of what they wanted—and it didn’t fit with the standard hotel business plan. Their idea was to create a place their friends and acquaintances would want to stay—DJs, artists, magazine creators, graphic designers, musicians—the creative types who have been behind the evolving cultural renaissance of the Pacific Northwest of the last decade, and who aren’t, generally speaking, awash with cash.

The recipe involved taking an old building in an emerging location, a small budget requiring lateral thinking and some clever industrial salvage, a design aesthetic that mixes uncluttered comfort with a bohemian vibe, and the experience that comes from being a seasoned traveler and knowing what you do and don’t need when it comes to resting your weary head. They also wanted their hotel to be linked to the local culture, a living part of the community—like the experience of staying with friends who are plugged into the local scene."

 Indoor/Outdoor Communal Area

 Recycled Trailers serve a purpose as hotel outbuildings.

 The tented (using sustainable hemp fabric) walls are meant to give a boho chic camping feel.  The floors are concrete.

The diner is an old Denny's diner.  They ripped up the floor to discover a beautiful terazzo.  

I have been told by many that I need to visit Palm Springs.  Well, when I do, I'm so staying here!

P.S. - If you like what you see you'll get to see a little more in next month's issue of Pure Green Living Magazine!  Stay tuned.

1 comment:

  1. A 100% salvaged hotel? I LOVE IT!!
    Thanks for sharing - adore your eco blog.



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