by: Kate Atkinson
A local wanting to play a game of "getting to know you" with her hometown
Elevator graphics. This is all a bit David Lynch's nightclub with music and visuals that change according to passenger. Rave on.
The Lobby. Bright chairs, film lighting and so much eye candy awaits as you check in - I didn't know where to look. The impact is that you feel you're starring in your own travel roadshow.
The Lobby - Powder Rooms.
The bedroom. Comfortable, super soft bed. Not such a fan of the rug but c'est la vie....
The bathroom. Deep, deep tub to soak off a day of wandering, dining & small bar hopping in Sydney.
Espresso Martinis are not my fave, but the presentation of
this one is all a bit Alice in Wonderland, and alluring...
Hotel bric-a-brac and curiosity cabinet.
Animal coat hangers...so that the members of Taronga Zoo (also worth a Sydney visit) can stare at you while you get changed.
Definitely a hotel for those who like their HIP defined - I am
more low key, but these light letters are cool nonetheless.
The staff were SO super friendly. The customary red hair
thing & uniforms define this hotel - fast, flashy, fun.
The hotel's glitzy facade glistens beckoningly on Market
Street just next to Topshop, so you can't miss it.
Highs + Lows
The in-house barber with Mr. Bond and The Don treatments available for the busy male.
The interactive elevators.
Pioneering Sydney boutique and stepping hotels up a notch.
The bed throws & kitschy design details.
The staff uniforms, especially the pinstripe on reception.
Mannequin overload – remember, less is more.
- Mini Bar
- Life Changing
- Environmental Consciousness
- Overall Value
- Night's Sleep
- Stealable Stuff
- Refer a Friend
Nu age retro with a splash of cash
The old Gowings building, Market Street, Sydney
200 designer guest rooms
Funk & House
- Year Opened
- Designed By
Public Areas: Nic Graham + Associates | Rooms: Indyk Architects
No - but there is a spa
Gowings Bar & Grill, and Parlour Lane Roasters (for a pedestrian coffee)
The Gilt Lounge (for a late night session)
A bang for your buck
In the Area
Topshop, 45 Market St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
the world's best high street fashion store,
right next door
Goodgod Small Club
Goodgod Small Club, 53-55 Liverpool St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
sydney's trendiest night spot
Kinokuniya, The Galeries, Level 2, The Galeries, 500 George St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
japanese bookstore mecca
QT, 49 Market St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Hotel Location: 49 Market St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia