Architect: O2 Architecture
Mechanical: MRC Engineering
Structural: Concorde Consulting Group
Spread atop a five-acre resort, the 180-room Ace Hotel and Swim Club in Palm Springs has become one of the desert city’s most dynamic destinations. GFI Development Company acquired the former Howard Johnson hotel in 2007 and invested over $40 million to reposition it as a premier destination in Palm Springs, California. Los Angeles-based design company, Commune, was selected by GFI Development Company to work alongside Ace’s own design team, Atelier Ace, to create the property’s distinctive style. Several artists and designers working in the region were commissioned to create furniture and site-specific art, which is featured across the entire hotel premises.
In addition to transforming a former roadside diner into what is now the hotel’s signature Kings Highway Restaurant, the Ace offers a spa, gym, and two pools. The Ace Hotel and Swim Club has received national and international praise from esteemed publications, including Elle Décor and Conde Nast Traveler. It consistently outperforms its competitive market and was recognized among the Top Ten Trendiest Hotels in the World by Travel & Leisure.