The funky boutique hotel group’s New York City base is conveniently situated a 10-minute walk from Madison Square Garden, yet set away from the chaos of Penn Station. The renovated 20th century office building in Midtown Manhattan has a historic past that is manifested throughout the Ace’s retro-modern design. The lobby is a cultural hub, with rows of long wood tables and plush leather couches overflowing with freelancers on their laptops during the day and travelers imbibing on housemade martinis during the evenings. The lobby is swathed in hand-picked art, as are the rooms, which are spacious and outfitted with vintage-inspired furnishings. The hotel’s dining options are inspiring and must tries, especially the April Bloomfield-helmed Breslin Bar and Dining Room. On site is also a popular hipster hangout, Stumptown coffee, which serves up artisanal concoctions and a trendy oyster bar with killer cocktails. New York’s very own Opening Ceremony also has a post in the hotel, and carries unique designer garb at a high-end price tag.