Ace Hotel, the incredibly hip and happening US hotel brand, is coming to Sydney in what will be the chain’s first Australian location.

Together with Melbourne real estate developers Golden Age Development Group, Ace Hotel Sydney will officially open its doors in 2021, at 49-53 Wentworth Avenue, Surry Hills.

According to the Australian Financial Review, the luxury hotel will be 18 storeys with 264 rooms, bar and restaurants, conference facilities, and a rooftop bar and restaurant designed by leading Australian architectural firm Bates Smart. You might not recognise that name, but it has [deeply inhales] Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, The Fat Duck, The Club Stand, Hilton Melbourne, Park Hotel Melbourne, Crown Metropol, and the Crown Entertainment Complex on its CV. And that’s just a snippet of its work in Melbourne.

“We’re excited to be bringing the first Ace Hotel to Australia and the brand’s fresh approach to the hotel industry is one that has been missing from the local hotel market,” Golden Age founder Jeff Xu said in a presser.

Xu said traditional 5-star hotels are struggling 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.”

With beaut hotels in Chicago, New Orleans, Pittsburgh, London, Los Angeles, and New York (to name a few), Ace Hotel is keen as hell to launch in Sydney.

The chain is also gearing up for the opening of Ace Hotel Kyoto in 2020.

To conclude: Block out a weekend sometime in 2021.

Image: Ace Hotel