When you’re planning your next vacation and it comes time to choose a hotel, you’ll probably check out some reviews on TripAdvisor, see how close it is to the center of town, how big the rooms are, and if they offer breakfast . . . but it’s worth a deeper dive. Are the room’s views of the city epic? Does the guestroom design make you stop and take notice? Is the breakfast bordering on food porn? Essentially, how Instagram-worthy is it? Even if you’re not a devotee of the app, a hotel worthy of serious Insta-love is probably a sign that you’re in for a good stay.
So whether you’re just searching for a great hotel experience, or you’re after a boost in your Instagram likes, here are nine new or soon-to-open hotels that fit the bill:
Following a multi-million dollar overhaul, the famous Old Clare in Chippendale in Sydney's Inner West is new again. The heritage aspects have been retained in an imaginative refurb that now houses not only a funky 62-room 5 Star boutique hotel but one of Sydney's most avant-garde dining precincts in a single building.
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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.
When Loh Lik Peng, founder and owner of Unlisted Collection: was introduced to a heritage site at the top of Chippendale’s Kensington Street back in 2011, it was both love at first sight and the beginning of a puzzling project. Fast-forward four years, and what is set to be Sidney’s finest boutique design hotel is officially open for business.