Ace Hotel Sydney
Sydney, New South Wales
Everyone's favourite mid-century maestro is launching down under. The first Ace Hotel south of the equator isn't quite ready to go (you'll be able to book from May), but, as one of Australia's biggest openings this year, we're adding it to our must-visit list. Unsurprisingly, the first Ace on Aussie soil is located in Surry Hills, the leafy stomping ground of Sydney's creative set. You'll find the group's signature modernist lines and playful use of hyperlocal references at work in all 264 bedrooms in this revamped old brick factory. Expect a colour palette that channels the sun-kissed colours of Australia's cinematic landscapes - all ochre carpets reminiscent of red deserts and eucalyptus-coloured sofas - and custom-made furniture by Surrey Hills artisans, alongside classic Ace Hotel touches (hello, acoustic guitars).
47 Wentworth Ave, Sydney, NSW 2000