After shuttering back in March due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Ace Hotel‘s Shoreditch, London branch has announced that it will not be reopening anymore. Despite the permanent closure of the location, it seems that the American hotel chain hopes to open in another part of London in the near future.

“We’re heartbroken to announce that our longtime home on [Shoreditch] High Street will no longer continue as Ace Hotel London Shoreditch,” the company said. “We fell in love with that energy, and we’re excited to build a new home in London in the hopeful, renewed future.”

The building is currently owned by hotel operator Lore Group, which has announced plans to reopen the location but under a new name and under its own management.

“Given the unprecedented impact of COVID-19, the Ace Hotel and its outlets will remain closed so that we can invest in significant renovation that will both refresh and enhance the guest experience,” a spokesperson told Dezeen. “We are also taking over direct management of the hotel, consistent with the other premium hotels in our collection. We are grateful to Ace for helping us make the hotel what it is today and look forward to welcoming guests back once the work is complete.”

In other travel-related news, the International Olympics Committee has announced that the Tokyo Olympics will take place “with or without COVID.”
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