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Capella Sydney has opened its doors after a seven-year conversion process

The new hotel marks the Singaporean brand's debut in Australia.

Capella Sydney is now welcoming guests inside its restored 1915 edifice.

Within the impressive 1900s sandstone Department of Education building, just a stone’s throw
from iconic Circular Quay and the Harbour Bridge, is Sydney’s newest luxury hotel, Capella Sydney.

After a meticulous seven-year process of restoration and renovation by Pontiac Land Group, the tools are down and the doors are open.

David Tsang, CEO of Pontiac Land Group expressed the company’s commitment to creating meaningful developments at the heart of the community, with Capella Sydney providing an opportunity to transform a culturally significant landmark into a stunning hotel, offering high luxury and outstanding cuisine whilst being immersed in a part of the city’s history.

Capella Sydney features 192 guest rooms and suites.

Spread across nine floors, Capella Sydney offers a fusion of luxury and cultural connection with 192 guest rooms and suites, each one exquisitely designed with the finest range of textiles, freestanding bathtubs and Italian Frette linen.

Amenities also hit the mark, designed in partnership with Haeckels, a natural high performance skin care company specialising in vegan and sustainable products.

This is the first Capella brand hotel in Australia and Cristiano Rinaldi, President of Capella Hotel Group, is thrilled that the global expansion efforts have included Sydney.

Rooms and public facilities are spread over nine floors.

Rinaldi sees this as a prime opportunity for Capella to showcase its sophisticated and tailored offerings to both the local community and visitors.

Upon walking into the striking Edwardian building, Capella guests are greeted with a showcase for the eyes with commissioned artworks by Australia artists and a suspended robotic light installation by Dutch artist, DRIFT.

The vibrant and welcoming atmosphere continues in the Aperture, the central lounge area, located within the original courtyard. Here, guests can savour the finest beverages and enjoy the culinary delights of Brasserie 1930 and McRae Bar developed in partnership with The Bentley Group.

Guests can enjoy historic walking tours of Sydney as part of the stay.

For an extra dose of culture, The Living Room, a hallmark feature found in all Capella properties, serves as a sanctuary where guests can experience cultural programs and activities overseen by Culturists, who are available to guests throughout their stay to inspire and educate.

One such activity is a two-hour storytelling tour, taking guests from the hotel through the historical Sandstone Precinct and laneways of The Rocks, where captivating stories are told, detailing Sydney’s hidden crime and convict past.

If you need to rest your feet and mind after this tour, look no further than level six, with Auriga Spa providing the ultimate refuge with revitalising treatments and a pristine 20m heated indoor pool.

To kick off the celebrations, Capella Sydney is offering a limited time offer for the Capella History Journey experience, which includes an overnight stay for two guests in a deluxe guestroom, breakfast in Brasserie 1930, valet parking, Capella Culturist experience and more for $1,500.


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Written by: Matt Lennon
Published: 15 March 2023

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