Win The Ultimate Staycation At Ace Hotel Sydney!

There’s nothing quite like a good staycation in a really nice hotel, and Ace Hotel Sydney is up there as one of the best.

Located in Surry Hills, the new hotel is a re-imagination of a 100-year-old heritage building, that’s been given a revamp by Melbourne-based design practice Flack Studio. On top of the luxurious rooms, there’s an incredibly chic lobby filled with 1970s vibes and Australian art, in addition to a ground-floor restaurant, laneway cafe, as well as a rooftop restaurant and bar designed by Fiona Lynch.

We’re giving away a two-night stay valued at $1215 — so read on to go in the running to experience the dreamy accommodation for yourself!

Christina Karras

Welcome to Ace Hotel Sydney.

The space was designed in partnership with David Flack’s award-wining Flack Studio.

The funky lobby sets the tone for the luxurious accomodation.

Featuring local art was central to the hotel’s resulting design.

‘We thought about materiality that connects with Sydney – from the terracotta to the sandstone to the terrazzo and using residential design references throughout,’ David explains.

Rising 18 stories, the hotel includes a lobby bar, ground-floor restaurant and laneway cafe, as well as a rooftop restaurant and bar.

David says the new hotel continues Ace’s reputation for creating ‘infamous’ lobbies designed for hanging out.

The room’s hide some incredibly sleek bathrooms!

Guitars and record-players also feature in the rooms.

Raw materials like reclaimed brick, terracotta, sandstone, terrazzo, and feature throughout.


There’s also a rooftop bar and restaurant, designed by Fiona Lynch

Design – Fiona Lynch

‘The heritage building and its rich past, which we spent a lot of time researching, helped us to create storylines that we could add to through design,’ David says.

Enter the giveaway to win a two-night stay below!

Christina Karras
28th of August 2023

At 18 storeys high, with eclectic interiors and a 70s-inspired lobby you probably recognise from Instagram, Ace Hotel Sydney is not your average hotel.

The unique accomodation only opened last year following the success of Ace group’s boutique hotels in some of the coolest cities around the world, including Kyoto, New York, and Palm Springs. But the new Surry Hills location is the group’s very first offering in the Southern Hemisphere!

It was also the first hotel that award-winning design practice Flack Studio have ever worked on. Founder and principal David Flack says his team approached the project like they would any other home, striving to create ‘spaces for people to enjoy from morning to night’.

‘This one just meant we had to cater for 257 rooms and all the common spaces on the lower levels,’ David says.

From the onset, the vision was to create something that represented Surry Hills and Australia, while sympathetically updating the century-old building. The Australian landscape was a key source of inspiration for the hotel’s raw material palette of reclaimed brick, terracotta, sandstone, terrazzo, and the warm tones throughout.

‘The space is purposely nostalgic, prompting Australian childhood memories, and creating that sense of place, which is really important to us, and to Ace,’ David adds.

Because it’s a heritage building, it also means there’s a variation across the rooms, featuring custom-designed Deiji Studios robes and in-room record players to enjoy during your stay.

Nearly all of the furniture and lighting in the hotel is custom-designed by Flack Studio and their collaborators, and each of the hotel’s public areas showcase artworks by locals like Tony Albert, Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran and Nadia Hernández. David notes how Ace Hotels often shine a spotlight on the arts and music communities, in addition to their reputation for their ‘infamous foyers, where you knew you could always gather to meet friends or make new friends’ — and the Sydney edition certainly doesn’t disappoint!

‘Each time you stay there, there really is something different to see,’ David says.

Want to win a two-night stay at Ace Hotel Sydney and breakfast (valued at $1215) for you and a guest? Enter our giveaway to go in the running for this dreamy staycation below!

Please note this competition is now closed. The winner will be drawn and notified via email. See here for the T&Cs.

Book your stay at Ace Hotel Sydney here.

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