After a seven-year restoration and renovation process, Capella Sydney is now open and it’s housed within one of the city’s most beautiful heritage buildings. Occupying an entire city block in Sydney’s Department of Education building which was originally designed in the 1900s, the luxury hotel is located just a stone’s throw away from Circular Quay, the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge and its steeped in history.
The Capella brand’s first Australian outpost boasts 192 stunningly appointed rooms and suites across nine levels, a naturally-lit 20-metre indoor pool, 24-hour room service and more redefining luxury as we know it. Keeping the rustic charm of a bygone era alive, Capella adds fresh flair to Sydney’s historic Sandstone Precinct right in the middle of the CBD.
The luxury hotel blends European charm with modern Australian details while retaining the building’s existing features including the grand marble-clad entrance. Guests will also find the stylish new Brasserie 1930 at Capella offering meticulous European design and fine French cuisine. Both drink and dine venues — Brasserie 1930 and McRae Bar, feature cuisine in collaboration with The Bentley Group.
Other highlights include a ground-floor all-day dining space, rejuvenating treatments at Auriga Spa, a heated indoor pool and four new upper levels by Make Architects — a team of award-winning interior designers in London, Hong Kong and Sydney.
Guests will also find stunning local artworks dotted across the hotel with Indigenous art in the Farrer Place lobby and the walls of the McRae Bar decked out in artworks by Gumbaynggirr and Bundjalung man, Otis Carey. Other bespoke experiences include a two-hour storytelling tour where guests will be taken on a walking tour from the hotel to the laneways of The Rocks while listening to stories about the history of the Department of Education building, now Capella Sydney.
Got your eyes set on a much-needed staycation at this swanky new spot? It’ll set you back by $750 per night but it promises the ultimate indulgence. Snag a room here.