ACE PITTSBURGH TO OPEN NEXT MONTH
The festive (and yet stressful) holiday season is upon us, but what has us merry and cheery these days is the Ace Pittsburgh. Just last month we lauded Ace’s entry into the emerging creative hub of Pittsburgh. Now, it’s time to get a room.
We’ve been tracking this special hotel opening for a while because, well, all Ace Hotels are special gems that are painstakingly created, eschewing any formulaic approaches, save for a tried and true Ace feel.
Like almost all the other Aces, Ace Pittsburgh is set inside a historical building–the old YMCA building in the heart of the East Liberty neighborhood, where Andy Warhol was born. And like all the other Aces, the guest rooms are sparsely decorated save for a light-blue and orange Pendleton quilt designed especially for the Pittsburgh location, Rudy’s toiletries, Pearl+ soaps, a flat-screen TV, and a fully-stocked minibar. However, these rooms do have window seats, which elevate any hotel room from good to great.
Downstairs, Ace Pittsburgh will open the Whitfield Restaurant, a neighborhood tavern from Brent Young of Brooklyn’s Meat Hook butchery. But given that most Ace’s have multi-faceted F&B offerings, we suspect a few more spots will open as the property matures.
Rooms are sold-out on December 10, which is the official opening date, but we found a Small room for $239 on December 14. Just be sure to bring your heaviest jacket, snow boots, gloves, hats, and maybe for good measure, long johns.
[Photo: Ace Hotel]