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Ace Hotel | Universal Design Studio

Ace Hotel
London

Client
Ace Hotel

Size
12,200.sqm

Status
Completed Oct 2013

Photography
Andrew Meredith, Tina Hillier

Awards
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’ Gold Key awards, ‘Best Lobby’

Universal Design Studio were approached by Ace to design their first hotel outside of the USA. Located in London’s Shoreditch, the scheme comprises of 265 guest rooms and the lounge/reception area with retail units, bar, café and art gallery.

The ambition was to discover the authentic voice of both Shoreditch and the property, exploring the hotel’s potential to embed itself within the fabric of the neighbourhood and nurture the local culture. Collaborating with local vendors, consultants and manufacturers, placemaking was a central theme in ensuring that the final space was “of London, and for London” (Alex Calderwood, co-founder of Ace).

Set within a neighbourhood with a storied history of culture, industry and craftsmanship, the interior design strongly echoes its East London surroundings.

Ace Hotel | Universal Design Studio
Ace Hotel | Universal Design Studio
Ace Hotel | Universal Design Studio
Ace Hotel | Universal Design Studio
Ace Hotel | Universal Design Studio
Ace Hotel | Universal Design Studio
Ace Hotel | Universal Design Studio
Ace Hotel | Universal Design Studio
Ace Hotel | Universal Design Studio
Ace Hotel | Universal Design Studio
Ace Hotel | Universal Design Studio
Ace Hotel | Universal Design Studio
Ace Hotel | Universal Design Studio
Ace Hotel | Universal Design Studio
Ace Hotel | Universal Design Studio
Ace Hotel | Universal Design Studio
Ace Hotel | Universal Design Studio