Provenance priority: Ace Hotel Pittsburgh flies the flag for local design

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The Ace Hotel's latest outpost in Pittsburgh incorporates custom-designed elements from a bevy of local producers, reinforcing its craft-driven principles.
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A property wouldn’t truly qualify as an Ace Hotel if it didn’t brim over with the special one-off touches that the company has become known for. At its latest offshoot, which opened last month in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the hip group recruited a bevy of local producers to reinforce its American, craft-driven principles more than ever.

Ace Pittsburgh honours the city’s craft and artistic heritage by freely incorporating specially commissioned pieces around the hotel. In the rooms, a custom-designed luggage rack by local woodworker Bones and All serves as a constant presence. Made from responsibly sourced lumber from around the region, Bones and All has also crafted restaurant tabletops and communal tables in the gym that suit both board games and family-style dining.

Lighting fixtures have been produced with Portland’s Schoolhouse Electric. A mix of traditional and utilitarian styles, the nostalgic, tried and true designs serve as a perfect complement for Ace Pittsburgh’s century-old building. Beds are covered with specially designed Pendleton blankets that boast a motif inspired by Pennsylvanian quilts, as well as Pittsburgh’s sporting and design history. 

Elsewhere around the hotel, guests will spot geometric stained glass panels by local artist Glenn Greene; quilted textile panels by Portland Garment Factory made out of vintage military ponchos; and custom cast iron doorknobs, drapery rods and shelving framework by Red Star Ironworks. 

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Bones and All's folding luggage rack hangs beside a lamp by Schoolhouse Electric.

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A stool created by Bones and All

Bones and All is a local woodworking studio run by Zak Kruszynsk. The artisanal company is also responsible for a plethora of tabletops and custom furniture that appear elsewhere around the hotel. Pictured: a stool created by Bones and All

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A special wool blanket for the hotel

Classic American textiles company Pendleton created a special wool blanket for the hotel, inspired by traditional Pennsylvanian quilts

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Ace Hotel Pittsburgh is now open. For more information, visit Ace Hotel’s website


Ace Hotel Pittsburgh
120 S Whitfield Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Pei-Ru Keh is a former US Editor at Wallpaper*. Born and raised in Singapore, she has been a New Yorker since 2013. Pei-Ru held various titles at Wallpaper* between 2007 and 2023. She reports on design, tech, art, architecture, fashion, beauty and lifestyle happenings in the United States, both in print and digitally. Pei-Ru took a key role in championing diversity and representation within Wallpaper's content pillars, actively seeking out stories that reflect a wide range of perspectives. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children, and is currently learning how to drive.