Universal Design Studio have completed the design for new Ace Hotel that opened on September 9th in Shoreditch, London.

The project encompasses 250+ guest rooms, an 1,800 square foot seventh floor event space, & a 2,700 square foot restaurant, Hoi Polloi – set to debut early October – to join retail units, a bar, café and art gallery.

Tapping into the rich industrial heritage in surrounding Shoreditch, the project engaged with local artists and craftspeople to execute the studio’s well honed design aesthetic – pairing contemporary design with an industrial-inspired material pallet.


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.


universaldesignstudio.com // ACE HOTEL LONDON

Images courtesy Universal Design Studio // Photographer – Andrew Meredith