We've been selected for the Condé Nast Traveler's Hot List 100 as part of the Best New Hotels in Australia.
Hats off to this old lady!
The hotel occupies two landmark buildings: the former Clare Hotel Pub (Functionalist style circa 1940) and Carlton & United Breweries HQ (late Oz-Victorian circa 1915); the former’s bar was an infamous boozer in the Chippendale neighborhood’s seedier days. Wall tiles, parquet floors, and the original moldings and beams were all meticulously under-restored by local architects Tonkin Zulaikha Greer. Mid-century chairs from owner Loh Lik Peng’s personal collection are found in nearly all 62 guest rooms. The Old Clare’s trifecta of restaurants—Jason Atherton’s Kensington Street Social, Silvereye (from ex–Noma sous chef Sam Miller), and Automata (from Momofuku Seiobo vet Clayton Wells)—have raised Chippendale’s profile as much as the hotel has.
Editor's Pick: Hot List 2016