Since I first heard about the Ace Hotel four years ago, it has blossomed into a kick-ass, boutique hotel empire with pop-up shops in Tokyo, star-studded fashion fetes in New York, and Halloween pool parties in Palm Springs, attracting the young, hip, and restless. With killer interiors designed by New York design firm Roman & Williams, Ace has perfected its look and its brand. And it's parlayed both into the world of commerce with branded clothing, accessories, and decor.
The latest addition to the Ace's line of goodies is its Ace NYC Pendleton Plaid Blanket ($150 and up), which were made exclusively for the hotel by Pendleton. An emblem of the Ace experience, the blankets are made of pure virgin wool in Pendleton's Oregon mills and are soft, warm, and nonscratchy with a custom label. If you've ever stayed a night in the Ace New York, this is the very blanket you've slept under.
But, this isn't the hotel's first foray into bedding. The Ace originally introduced its Pendleton Elk Blanket ($275), which features a silhouette of the Thompson elk, a famous statue in downtown Portland. The only problem though, for me at least, is that it also reads "Portland Ace Hotel," which isn't exactly the most versatile item for those of us who live in houses not hotels. I'm excited to see the hotel deliver a more subtle yet equally handsome design. Would you like to own one?