Mixed-use Wentworth Avenue precinct will include an exclusive Ace Hotel as part of its collection

Mixed-use Wentworth Avenue precinct will include an exclusive Ace Hotel as part of its collection
Mixed-use Wentworth Avenue precinct will include an exclusive Ace Hotel as part of its collection

Global hospitality conglomerate Ace Hotels has announced that a new flagship residence will be built at Sydney’s new Wentworth precinct in Surry Hills. The development will be delivered by Golden Age Group who will be working closely with Ace Hotels’ in-house creative team, Atelier Ace and renown Australian architecture firm Bates Smart.

“Opening an Ace Hotel in Sydney, and on our fourth continent, is a project that aligns with our Pacific roots and love of food, art, architecture, design and cultural creatives — things that are in rich abundance in our new Surry Hills neighbourhood… We’re excited to partner with Golden Age, whose vision and sense of collaboration is in kinship with Ace, to build a central gathering place for locals and travellers alike.”

Kelly Sawdon, Ace Hotel Group Partner and Chief Brand Officer

Sydney will be the Ace Hotels’ 11th hotel development in 20 years and will follow the completion of Ace Kyoto and Ace Shoreditch (London), as well as previously completed hotels in New York City, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Chicago, Seattle, Pittsburgh, New Orleans, and Portland.

Mixed-use Wentworth Avenue precinct will include an exclusive Ace Hotel as part of its collection
Ace Kyoto, Designed by architect Kengo Kuma
Mixed-use Wentworth Avenue precinct will include an exclusive Ace Hotel as part of its collection
Ace Hotel DTLA terrace lounge. Image supplied
Mixed-use Wentworth Avenue precinct will include an exclusive Ace Hotel as part of its collection
Ace Hotel New York guest room. Image supplied
Mixed-use Wentworth Avenue precinct will include an exclusive Ace Hotel as part of its collection
Ace Hotel New York lobby. Image supplied

Golden Age Founder and Managing Director, Jeff Xu, explains that the demand for lifestyle-focused hotels is strong, and bringing an internationally successful chain to Australia will address that demand.

“Traditional 5-star hotels are finding it hard to compete with lifestyle-driven hotels which place a greater emphasis on experience, culture and art. Cities abroad have been faster to adopt this new trend, but Australia is still a young market, and there's a demand for it.”

The first collection of Ace Sydney renders by Bates Smart depicts a stunning 18-storey hotel building. The site contains two late Federation period warehouse buildings, The Roffs Building and Tyne House. While The Roffs Building has been deemed by the City of Sydney as “of poor structural condition” and “lacking in heritage value” and is likely to be demolished, the 10-storey Tyne House has been identified as of “high historical significance” and will be preserved. The classical facade will be complemented by a soaring secondary tower rising from the pre-existing structure, with an additional 7-storey lightweight infill element providing another volume of space dedicated to Ace Hotel.

Mixed-use Wentworth Avenue precinct will include an exclusive Ace Hotel as part of its collection
Ace Hotel Sydney render. Credit: Bates Smart
Mixed-use Wentworth Avenue precinct will include an exclusive Ace Hotel as part of its collection
Ace Hotel Sydney render. Credit: Bates Smart
Mixed-use Wentworth Avenue precinct will include an exclusive Ace Hotel as part of its collection
Ace Hotel Sydney render. Credit: Bates Smart
Mixed-use Wentworth Avenue precinct will include an exclusive Ace Hotel as part of its collection
Ace Hotel Sydney render. Credit: Bates Smart

Ace Hotel Sydney will include 264 rooms and the following amenities:

  • Ground floor lobby bar, restaurant and café
  • Conference room
  • Gymnasium
  • Rooftop bar
  • Restaurant

“Ace Hotel is one of the best and draws inspiration from the characteristics of the city they operate in. Surry Hills is known for being a culinary hub with a stylish culture and acts as a great canvas to design a hotel from.”

Golden Age Founder and Managing Director Jeff Xu

The project is slated for completion by 2021.

Lead image: L-R Wentworth Avenue site before, Wentworth Avenue mixed-use development render. Credit: City of Sydney/Bates Smart

Olivia Round

Olivia Round

Olivia Round is the Features Editor of urban.com.au. Olivia specialises in news reporting, in-depth editorial content and video + podcast interviews with industry experts.

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