Are you a fan of Mad Men? Do you ever wish you could travel to the 60's and experience the mod life?. Well, I have good news and bad news. The bad news is time travel isn't possible at this time. [Mind you, Tupac Shakur did just come back from the dead so anything is possible.] The good news is, you don't actually have to go back in time. You just have to buy a ticket to Palm Springs and reserve a room at the latest "it" hotel chain - Ace Hotels.
From New York to Portland, the hotels are designed for people who love aesthetics and ambiance (not to mention great amenities and attention to detail). From re-purposed furniture by hip designers to up and coming artists, Ace is changing how we experience hotels. It's not just about putting your head down to sleep after a long day of sight seeing. It's about taking you to a specific place and a time to make a nostalgic connection. The Palm Springs location may not be Don Draper's fave Ho Jo, but it captures a time gone by - perfectly. Just looking at these pictures, I could see Don Draper-esque characters lounging in mod shorts and peroxide blonde women chilling on surf boards. Cue Annette Funicello & Frankie Avalon.
Visit Mr. & Mrs Smith, my favourite site to book/research hotels, for great prices! If you've been, I'd love to hear about your experience. I'm adding this to my list of places to visit in 2013.