In a travel environment flooded with rewards points and multi brand chain hotels, somehow boutique hotels have increased in popularity and changed how the hep cats travel. This makes it imperative for smaller, stylish hotels to go that extra step to make sure that they stand out in the cool crowd. During all this, the ACE Hotel has reinvented the urban hotel, setting up shop in historic buildings and embracing their surroundings, rather than overshadowing them with a bland exterior. To prove this point, PSFK has put together a comprehensive list of all artist collaborations ACE Hotel has done to make their space locally relevant and unique. Their New York City branch’s lobby features a large scale graffiti sticker mural created by Bronx-bred artist, Michael Anderson. The ACE Hotel in sunny Palm Springs, features a drapey macrame installation by Michael Schmidt and custom sheets for some guest rooms. Other artists working to enhance the ACE Hotel look include Alma Allen, KAWS, Kenzo Minami and Obey’s Shepard Fairey.