Sunday, January 10, 2010;
The Ace Hotel Group (http://www.acehotel.com) launched its first hotel in Seattle in 1999; it now operates properties in Portland, Ore., New York and Palm Springs, Calif., as well.
Ace Hotel & Swim Club
701 E. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, Calif., 760-325-9900
Simplest room: $149 weekday (Sunday through Thursday), $199 weekend (Friday and Saturday)
Room with patio and fireplace: $319 weekday, $339 weekend.
Ace Hotel New York
20 W. 29th St., 212-679-2222
Simplest room: $159 weekday or weekend.
Super deluxe (one sofa and guitar): $309 weekday or weekend.