If there's one thing that has become abundantly clear over the past few years; it's that cookie-cutter hotels simply don't cut it anymore. During a time where innovation is constantly surrounding us, one of the most notable shifts we have seen has been in the realm of luxury travel. Although there's been an unfortunate pause on activities recently; the return to jet-setting is proving to be more formidable than ever; and the latest addition to the line-up happens to be right here in Sydney, with the highly-anticipated opening of Ace Hotel.
For those who are familiar with Atelier Ace, you'll also be aware that the newly announced Sydney hotel marks the group's very first stake in the Southern Hemisphere. Which, is major news for those of us who would previously travel the world just to stay in one of their unbelievable spaces. Ace Hotel's motto is to "reimagine urban spaces for people who make cities interesting", and its latest venture opening in Sydney is no exception.
The 264 room hotel has been created in partnership with coveted design House, Flack Studio; and is located inside Surry Hills' historic Tyne House brick factory. The site is one of Australia's first ceramic kilns, and the interior of Ace Hotel, Sydney revels in its rich history.
“Though its culture and character are all its own, we’ve always felt a strong affinity with Australia — its intrepid optimism and renegade spirit resonates with Ace’s roots on the Pacific Coast of America. We love the country’s distinctive brand of modernism, particularly in the use of local organic materials, and were lucky enough to find a perfectly modernist partner in Flack Studio. David’s eye for colour and space is completely singular — a dream design collaborator for our first hotel in Australia," shared Brad Wilson, president, Ace Hotel Group
Inside, the hotel has been inspired by the warm, cinematic colour palette of the Australian landscape; fusing Surry Hills' enigmatic past through a contrast of natural textures and tones. From the razor gang wars and underground liquor trade of the 1920s and 1930s, the modernist art boon of the 1960s and through to the Gay Solidarity Group protests of the 1970s. Surry Hills has long served as home to the most trailblazing and resilient voices of modern Australia; and as a dynamic player in the accomodation space, it only makes sense that Ace Hotel's makes the neighbourhood its home.
The space will feature a ground floor restaurant, bar and cafe in the hotel’s communal lobby and a restaurant and bar on the rooftop. A respect of craftsmanship is threaded throughout the building, with many of its furnishings, artworks and interior details created uniquely for this project. Guest room furniture, joinery and lighting have all been carefully custom designed by Flack Studio, with textile-adorned window seats designed to invite conversation in each space.
Reservations will open online on May 1, 2022, with rates starting at $359 AUD. Grab your first look now, at acehotel.com/sydney.