The Fullerton Hotel Sydney opens its doors today in the iconic former General Post Office (GPO) building at No. 1 Martin Place.
The opening marks the first international expansion of The Fullerton Hotels and Resorts out of Singapore.
“We encourage our guests to embark on memorable journeys that are deeper, more colourful and more rewarding when they stay in our one-of-a-kind, landmark luxury hotels with prime addresses that are destinations unto themselves,” said Cavaliere Giovanni Viterale, general manager of The Fullerton Hotels and Resorts.
“We are excited to open The Fullerton Hotel Sydney in a landmark building that is steeped in character and history. It is our aim to provide hotel guests and visitors with heartfelt hospitality and memorable experiences, all while showcasing the beauty and heritage of the former Sydney GPO building to a wider audience both nationally and globally.”
The Fullerton Hotel Sydney’s 416 guest rooms will feature signature Fullerton touches including Harman Kardon Bluetooth speakers, Nespresso machines with pods, Singaporean TWG teas, and an extensive and indulgent pillow menu.
The hotel will also feature authentic Southeast Asian cuisines alongside Modern Australian dishes in the new restaurant The Place. Modern Australian dishes including pan-fried red emperor and braised wagyu short rib are married with signature Southeast Asian dishes such as the Singaporean chicken rice, chicken curry, seafood laksa, satay and many more.
Another Fullerton tradition that will take up permanent residency at The Bar is the Signature Afternoon Tea, alongside the hotel’s take on the Singapore Sling, the Sydney Sling, which uses local gin and botanicals.
Known as the city’s rendezvous location, where Sydneysiders dressed to the nines to meet beneath the GPO clock completed in the mid-20th century, the building commands a prominent social and physical position in the city.
“We wish to recreate this rendezvous location in 2019 and beyond by encouraging hotel guests and visitors to step into the historic building, and to create and share their own stories of this much-loved landmark and national treasure, just as they do at its sister property, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore,” said Viterale.
After a 38,000-hour labour intensive, chemical-free cleaning process to restore the building’s façade to its former glory, phase one of the remediation and maintenance work on the building’s Martin Place and George Street façade is now complete.
“We are committed to conserving the Sydney GPO building for the enjoyment of generations to come; and the heritage façade remediation programme is just the first step in a multi-phase revitalisation programme to be continued following the opening,” said Viterale.
Hotel guests and the general public can explore the building’s history, dating back to 1874 through complimentary heritage tours, which will be launched on November 1.