The Ace Hotel has closed down for good

The popular Shoreditch venue will not reopen following the pandemic. Peter Gray reports.

One of Shoreditch’s top hotels has become the latest victim of the Pandemic, with the Ace Hotel announcing that it has closed down for good. The venue, which became known for its hip and quirky approach to hospitality, posted a message on its website announcing the closure.

“We’re heartbroken to announce that our long time home on High Street will no longer continue” the message read. “Thank you to our dream team, to fellow travelers and to our steadfast neighbours for embracing Ace and making it your own. In the words of David Bowie, “It was rugged, it was naive, it was heaven.”

The message ended on a sentimental note with the Ace Hotel’s spokesperson expressing the hotel’s love for the capital.  “We’re celebrating every incandescent second. You’re burned in our hearts, ad infinitum. London, you’re a dream” the message read.

The property, which is managed by the Lore Group, will now revert to the Lore group portfolio, with the company already publicising plans to refurbish the venue ahead of a relaunch.

The Lore Group’s Chief Operating Officer, David Taylor, had this to say about the company’s plans for the venue: “Given the unprecedented impact of COVID-19, the Ace Hotel and its outlets will remain closed so that we can invest in a significant renovation that will both refresh and enhance the guest experience.

We are also taking over operational management of the hotel, consistent with the other premium hotels in our collection”.

The Ace Hotel launched in 2013 with a pared down aesthetic, a range of bespoke furniture, and a quirky line in wall decorations (who could forget the two bikes above the reception?).

Part of the successful chain which had hotels in America, the hotel soon became a magnet for the young millennials then making Shoreditch their home.

With a massive lobby and an open house policy, the Ace soon became the co-working space of choice for Shoreditch’s young professionals, and the venue was also the perfect place to grab a few cocktails after the working day was over.

In 2020 city:countdown named the Ace as one of ten cosiest places for winter and the venue also made our list of the best remote working spaces in London.

Ace, you may be gone but you will never be forgotten.

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-London's Best Venues-
What: London news
Category: Hospitality
Where: Shoreditch
Website: The Ace Hotel