Ace Hotel Brings Local History And Tradition To Its London Outpost [Pics]

Ace Hotel Brings Local History And Tradition To Its London Outpost [Pics]
Arts & Culture

The hotel chain's latest was designed by Universal Design Studio.

Leah Gonzalez
  • 17 september 2013

The latest addition to the slew of Ace Hotels opened up at Shoreditch High Street in London, England.

Ace Hotel Shoreditch was designed by Universal Design Studio and features a hip London vibe. The overall aesthetics of the hotel combine what’s new and modern in the area with its rich history and heritage.

According to the description on Universal Design Studio’s site, the ‘exterior and interior design focus on traditional craftsmanship, embedding the space within the historic context and material heritage of Shoreditch.’

Material choices are informed by East London’s longstanding role as a centre for the performing arts, as well as a historic home to skilled trades like shoemaking, furniture making, rope making, ship building and silk weaving.

Most of the furniture pieces used in the hotel are from local companies like Benchmark and Ercol. The hotel rooms also feature original work by local artists. In some rooms the guests can request Martin guitars and Rega RP1 turntables. Guests can also rent out Tokyobike bicycles which they can use to explore the city.


The hotel has 258 guest rooms, a 1,800 square foot event space on the 7th floor, a 2,700 square foot restaurant, and a 3,900 square foot lounge and reception area which houses retail units, café, a bar, and even an art gallery.

See more images of Ace Hotel Shoreditch in the gallery below.

Ace Hotel Shoreditch

Images by Andrew Meredith and Tina Hillier via Universal Design Studio


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