Art deco hotels, or pubs, are a uniquely Australian interpretation and contribution to the art deco era. Between the mid-1930s to the early 1940s, hundreds of these streamlined hotels were built across Australia, in the big cities and outback towns, with Sydney at the epicentre of the trend.
Social media-savvy travellers are increasingly choosing where they stay based on Insta imagery. From unique locations to bird’s-eye views and eclectic interior design, ‘Instagrammability’ is an important factor when people book a holiday. We take a look at some of these places to stay in New South Wales.
The Old Clare is top-to-toe insane and its mocktails are no different. This gem churns out a rotating speciality mocktail listed under the title “Designated Driver” which means your beverage mix is totally in the hands of the bartender at hand.
Bustling Sydney may be best known for its famed Opera House.
But some 4 miles inland by taxi from the city’s harbor — away from the throngs of tourists — stand three emerging districts: Chippendale, Newtown and Redfern.
Akin in many ways to the Williamsburg and Bushwick neighborhoods of Brooklyn, these Sydney districts are in various states of change — either fully gentrified, or very up-and-coming. And each area grants visitors the perspective of locals.
Singapore hotelier Loh Lik Peng's transformation of an old pub and brewery offices into an irresistible city inn of high-luxe heritage rooms with sizzling restaurants and a rooftop pool gets better with age. And the winning concept of a "super concierge" underscores a commitment to service as well as showmanship.