The Lobby of the ACE Hotel. The lobby of the ACE Hotel in midtown looks more like the New York Public Library than a hotel lobby. As it provides free WiFi, the lobby is packed with the startup crowd working on their computers. The décor of the boutique hotel was designed by Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch of Roman and Williams. They turned a decrepit landmark 1904 building that formerly housed the Hotel Breslin into a haven of too-cool-for-school bohemian chic.
A corner of the lobby of the ACE Hotel.
A detail of the funky graffiti wallpaper on the stairs.