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Pair of Aces

The Ace Hotel Goes to London. And Panama.

6c06d12334eab9bde203b5a180081886ee99cb119 PhotosAce Hotel London Shoreditch and American Trade Hotel
Big news: your hospitable friends from Atelier Ace just crossed the pond with their new Ace Hotel London Shoreditch (left). But they’ve also crossed the Caribbean in the form of Panama City’s new American Trade Hotel. So we’ve taken the liberty of breaking them down, tale-of-the-tape-style...

The Location
Ace London: Smack in the heart of Shoreditch (think of it as Portlandia, British-style) just down the road from Regent’s Canal.
American Trade: 157 steps from the beach (yes, we counted) inside a 96-year-old former department store built by one of Latin America’s greatest architects.
Edge: American Trade. Beach trumps canal any day. Plus, we’re pretty sure Panama has a canal, too...

The Scene
Ace London: Artists, markets and graffiti murals on every corner—and at night, the current it-zone of London nightlife.
American Trade: The 300-year-old neighborhood of Casco Viejo, full of plazas, saltwater breezes, fresh fish, churches and more plazas.
Edge: Ace London. Always err on the side of art. And gin.

The Amenities
Ace London: In-room record players and vinyl collections; food from two heavy-hitting London restaurateurs; on-site flower shop; 24-hour room service.
American Trade: Ocean-view suites; pool; in-house jazz club; thread counts approaching quadruple digits.
Edge: Push. The ocean’s great. But so’s listening to a Clash record on your hotel room floor at 3am.

Vitals

Ace Hotel London Shoreditch
100 Shoreditch High St
E1 6JQ London
United Kingdom
+44 20 7613 9805
official website

American Trade Hotel
Plaza Tomas Herrera
(between Calle 9 Oeste and Calle 10 Oeste)
Panama City
Panama
+507 211 2000
official website

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