Ace Hotel 7th Floor
Universal designed the new events floor on the 7th floor at Ace Hotel which provide events spaces, meeting rooms, private dining rooms, a bar and an external terrace with incredible views across the London skyline.
This floor focuses on the roof scape and offers a change in viewpoint and pace from the more public Ground Floor which acts as an extension of the streetscape.
The events floor has been designed so that the external spaces can be used to full advantage, throughout the year, day and night. A connection with the exterior can be felt throughout; the spaces feel light and natural, have an abundance of planting, texture and natural materials including timber flooring, exposed concrete walls, wood wool panelling and Crittal internal and external glazed walls. The overall material palette consists of raw, textured and industrial materials in keeping with the approach to the Ground Floor lobby.
Client: Ace Hotel
Size: 1030 sqm
Status: Completed July 2014
Design Team: Taimar Birthistle-Cooke, Paul Gulati, Samantha Leist, Sacha Leong, Sonia Tomic
Collaborators: Atelier Ace, Beck Interiors, EPR, Fabien Cappello, Hattie Fox, Michael Marriott, RED Engineering, Turner & Townsend
European Hotel Design Awards ‘Architecture – Renovation’
FX Awards ‘Best hotel’
Design Week Award ‘Hospitality and Workplace Interiors award’
UK Property Awards ‘Best Hotel architecture, London’
UK Property Awards ‘Best Hotel architecture, UK’
Brick Awards ‘Best refurbishment and Renovation’
Photography: Andrew Meredith