Marking their first outpost in the Southern Hemisphere, Ace Hotel Sydney opens with 257 rooms; pulsating ground-floor public spaces; a lobby bar and lounge; ground-floor restaurant, café and bar; and arts, music, cultural and culinary programming. All interlaced with game-shifting design and details.
Located in the historical Tyne Building in Surry Hills, built above Australia’s first kiln discovery, the design was inspired by the colour palette of the Australian landscape and the surrounding neighbourhood, Flack Studio blending the past and present by acknowledging the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation; the renegade razor gangs that ruled the 1920s; the modernist art boom of the 1960s; the Gay Solidarity Group protests of the 1970s; and the vibrant cultural coalescence of generations of migrant communities. Created in careful partnership with Ace it sees the brand maintain its position at the bleeding edge of its industry.
In keeping with Ace Hotel‘s ethos of designing spaces that bring travellers and locals together, Ace Hotel Sydney welcomes like-minded souls to enjoy its vibrating lobby, an open common space that features a sunken living room lounge perfect for conversation, along with an eclectic wine menu curated by Mike Bennie of P&V Wine + Liquor Merchants.
LOAM is located on the ground floor, a neighbourhood restaurant also designed by Flack that offers a seasonal, vegetable-forward menu coupled with sustainable meats and seafood, all sourced from the area’s top independent farmers and producers. From the breakfast sandwich with grilled bacon and fried egg to fresh salads at lunch, or treats like charred octopus and the classic LOAM Burger with beetroot jam served up later in the day and into the night, this spot (a sister location to the restaurant at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles) is already getting the neighbourhood talking.
Bedrooms are small yet inviting with custom lighting and furniture; an in-room vinyl collection curated by Melbourne-based record label Efficient Space; Rega turntables; D’Angelico guitars; and Tivoli radios. For nights spent hanging in the room, custom Deiji Studios robes and Flack-designed custom Stansborough blankets will keep guests warm and cosy.
Though yet to be opened, the hotel will be home to a rooftop restaurant led by chef-partner, Mitch Orr. Set 18 stories above Surry Hills, Kiln will be designed by Fiona Lynch Office and serve up a seasonal sharing menu that draws inspiration from the cuisines of Italy, Japan and Southeast Asia; all in a space inspired by the work of pioneering Italian- Australian architect Enrico Taglietti.
A reimagination of a culturally important neighbourhood, Ace Hotel Sydney crashes onto the international hospitality scene and reminds everyone of their industry-changing capabilities. Ace.