Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles makes its home in the historic United Artists building in Downtown LA. Built in 1927 for the maverick film studio, the ornate theatre and the 14-story Spanish Gothic office tower that fronts it have been lovingly retrofitted into a modern hotel - enlivening the building's historical soul with the meticulous attention to detail that Ace is known for and standing as a spiritual anchor at the heart of the Broadway Theater District's vibrant modern renaissance.
L.A. Chapter is a lively, all-day brasserie located just off of Ace’s lobby. It's rooted in a fresh, thoughtful focus on locally sourced ingredients with a menu that combines nuanced flavors and traditional culinary technique. Fresh herbs and colorful accents welcome grace to the plate. Garum salts the brussels sprouts, hibiscus and nasturtium fragrance the duck breast, tahini and kumquats exalt the tuna. Subtle incongruities in flavor are at the heart of what makes L.A. Chapter a thoroughly American restaurant.
Upstairs is Ace DTLA's rooftop cocktail lounge and pool. It offers a seasonal selection of creatively curated and crafted cocktails, including frozen drinks, alongside a menu of small plates and light fare. Drawing design inspiration from Frank Lloyd Wright’s Ennis House and the legendary Hollywood nightspot Les Deux Café, Upstairs features an atmosphere of poolside relaxation without pretense, making it an urban oasis high above the city.
The Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles is Ace's loving re-animation of the historic United Artists Theater. Built in 1927 for the maverick film studio founded by Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin and Douglas Fairbanks, The Theatre stands as a monument to a group of seminal American artists — modern iconoclasts striking out on their own. Ace’s restoration of this majestic space serves as a singular stage for art, film, dance and creative celebration. Previous performances and events include Spiritualized, Patti Smith, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Lykke Li, Sundance NEXT Fest, Le Bal Drag Extravaganza, the world premiere staged reading of The Hateful Eight, the first edition of David Lynch's Festival of Disruption, LA Opera presenting Dracula with a live score with Kronos Quartet and Philip Glass, Gloria Steinem in conversation with Melissa McCarthy and the LA premiere of Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice.