Ace Hotel Sydney has officially opened its doors in Surry Hills, and you don’t have to be a guest to enjoy it. Designed in partnership with Melbourne-based architecture and design firm Flack Studio, the boutique hotel is Ace Hotel Group‘s first Southern Hemisphere location, which has taken the place of the historic Tyne House brick factory on Wentworth Avenue.
“Ace Hotel Sydney has been an extraordinary effort of passion and ingenuity on behalf of our entire team and many collaborators. Opening our first outpost in Australia is a dream fulfilled, and we are eager to warm its civic spaces alongside our friends and programming partners who will continue to shape the character of Ace Sydney,” Brad Wilson, CEO, Ace Hotel Group said.
The latest outpost follows a familiar pattern for Ace, with the Hotel Group renowned for establishing lobbies as community hubs, welcoming to everyone. Thankfully, Ace Hotel Sydney is no different. The 257-room hotel, anchored by vibrant ground-floor public spaces, includes LOAM– the namesake sister restaurant to the downtown LA neighbourhood venue. In addition, Good Chemistry, the day-to-night cafe and bar situated along the hotel’s laneway.
Perched atop the 18-storey building is the glass-walled rooftop restaurant, Kiln, with city views to dine for. The eatery will be headed up by chef-partner Mitch Orr, renowned for his innovative, genre-bending cuisine, which will serve up a flavour-rich seasonal menu designed for sharing.
The public also has access to the ’70s inspired Lobby Bar and sunken living lounge space, complete with a dusty colour palette that reflects none other than the Australian outback landscape- all of which are energised by arts, culture, music, and culinary programming. The building’s rich past helped inform Flack Studios’ designs to become a hotel that lacks nothing in character and culture. The interior carries the spirit of Surry Hills and brings the best of the structure’s past into the present.
“We’re excited to share our take on hospitality — one rooted in community and inclusivity, and built for discovery and fun — and to see the hotel become a home for everyone, from our Surry Hills neighbours to travellers from far afield,” Wilson said.
If you like your accommodation jazzy and with more to pique your interest than just an impressive pool, Ace Sydney may be one to try. Reservations are available for booking now.