Chief Brand Officer of Ace Hotel
Over the years, Ace Hotel has remained a constant stalwart of street culture -- a rare find indeed in the hotel industry -- and this stance has served the brand abundantly. Poised at the center of the collective consciousness of cool, the boutique hotel chain has consistently turned out painfully relevant collaborations with both up-and-coming artists as well as well-respected brands. Kelly Sawdon is the brain behind Ace Hotel’s creative endeavors, whose efforts have continued unabated this year -- against the backdrop of the opening of the Los Angeles branch and the launch of an Opening Ceremony shop in its London hotel, collaborations this year included wings+horns, nanamica, Porter, Vans and BEAMS, among many others. With Sawdon’s finger firmly planted on the beating pulse of fashion, Ace Hotel will surely see many more exciting collaborations next year under her guidance.