When the first Ace opened in Seattle in 1999, it changed the way people thought about hotels. You could do boutique in a way that was neighbourly, working with local creatives to establish, not just rooms, but environments.
That extends to the London iteration, launched in 2013, where the apartment-style rooms have classic Ace touches, like maps and sketches by local artists, turntables and records, vintage furniture, custom Revo radios and even guitars.
Located in the historic Shoreditch neighbourhood; you’ll find galleries, theatres, restaurants, bars, fashion, and home of the Brick Lane market; bustling with vendors, bric a brac, food and street artists from around the world.
Back at the hotel after a day of exploring, there’s a cafe and gallery in the lobby space, and a ‘celestial’ subterranean bar with live music and DJs every night.
Double rooms from about AU$340.