We’re barely a month into 2023 and the city is already buzzing with restaurant reopenings and glitzy pop-ups. Also joining the fray is Hotel Morris which needs no introduction. The Pitt Street mainstay opened in 1929 and held the title of Australia’s tallest hotel for 34 years. Sydney’s oldest hotel and bar is now launching a brand-new look that blends its historic Australian roots with Italian architecture. New features include 82 art deco-style guestrooms, opulent gold hues and artworks by local Aussie artists.
Located conveniently on Pitt Street with Central Station, Capital Theatre and World Square just a stone’s throw away, the landmark hotel is primed to reopen later this month.
Four prominent agencies were entrusted with the fresh look and rebrand that maintains the classic look of the hotel while infusing it with more contemporary services and accommodations. The prominent ghost signage on the side of the building has been revived, and the windows on the Pitt Street facade replaced to match the original 1930s steel windows. The 40-seater Bar Morris will feature dark, moody and rich tones of green and burgundy contrasted with tiles and brass metal finishes. Artworks by Aussie artists will feature throughout the space.
The day-to-night menu focuses on simple, seasonal produce peppered with Italian influences. Start your day with coffee and baked treats, munch on deli-style small plates for lunch and finish your day with cocktails and a hearty dinner menu.
The 82 art deco-style guest rooms will come with five ensuite varieties with exuberant golden mustard tones, lush custom furniture and brass detailing. The rooms are designed for solo travelers, those making a pit stop in the city and families. The hotel’s Grande King Rooms with large art deco windows are ideal if you’re looking for an indulgent staycation in the heart of the city. Meanwhile the Bambina and Piccolo Rooms designed to provide a restorative space, are perfect for busy travellers.
Hotel Morris is set to debut its new look later this month. Keep an eye on their website for regular updates.