Inside Chippendale’s The Old Clare Hotel

Located within two iconic heritage-listed buildings – the former Clare Hotel pub and the Carlton & United Breweries Administration Building is Sydney’s newest hotel, The Old Clare. 

Loh Lik Peng, of Unlisted Collection has spent the last four years redeveloping both buildings to create a design-focussed hotel with three world-class dining venues in the inner-city suburb of Chippendale.

The two buildings have been carefully joined by a glass atrium by Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects, who also recently revamped Bennelong restaurant.

The hotel features 62 rooms in seven different styles, all making the most of the heritage spaces with high ceilings, original windows, timber paneling and exposed original walls. Room styles vary from contemporary larger suites with dining areas and living spaces.

Unique fixtures and furniture has been chosen to create unique experiences in each suite. PSLAB pendant lights, vintage furniture, and cushions inspired by Australian fauna and flora by Eloise Rapp site alongside desk lamps made from transformed vintage machinery by Paul Firbank (pictured, left).

Downstairs, adjoining the hotel reception is , The Clare bar and upstairs is a large rooftop and pool bar with views over Sydney and surrounding suburbs.Upstairs is a large rooftop and pool bar with views over Sydney and surrounding suburbs. 

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