Ace Hotels launches in Los Angeles' famed United Artists film studio

by Jak Phillips | 08 Aug 2014

Hip boutique hotel chain Ace Hotels has launched its latest property in Los Angeles’ historic United Artists building. Originally designed by architect Howard Crane for the United Artists film studio, the 18-storey building opened in 1927 and was used as a movie theatre until 1974.

Atelier Ace worked with Commune Design to restore the United Artists building and theatre. The exterior façade was stripped, cleaned and restored, ‘as it would have looked in the heydey of the Broadway Theater District’. The interiors take the Los Angeles design of the 1920s and 1930s as their inspiration, and feature 182 bedrooms, an in-house restaurant, a rooftop bar and pool and an Undefeated gym. The restored 1,600 seat movie theatre is available for concerts, private screenings, premieres and events.

In the movie theatre, the original murals and intricate plaster and metalwork and theatre seats were reclaimed and restored, while a new Art Deco style ticket booth was installed.

Hip boutique hotel chain Ace Hotels has launched its latest property in Los Angeles’ historic United Artists building. Originally designed by architect Howard Crane for the United Artists film studio, the 18-storey building opened in 1927 and was used as a movie theatre until 1974. Atelier Ace worked with Commune Design to restore the United Artists building and theatre. The exterior façade was stripped, cleaned and restored, ‘as it would
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The restored 1,600 seat movie theatre is available for concerts, private screenings, premieres and events / Spencer Lowell
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