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Interior spaces, Places & Faces

Sydney’s Crown Jewel, Hotel Palisade

Sitting five storeys tall on a hill overlooking Millers Point, Hotel Palisade boasts one of the most beautiful views of Sydney harbour. The hotel is nestled between Sydney’s newest playground, Barangaroo and the repossessed Millers Point terraces.

Hotel Palisade re-opened in 2015 after a complete renovation from the ground up. The hotel had been closed for seven years prior until a businessman with dreams of bringing the hotel back to life took on the project. Renowned interior designer, Sibella Court (The Society Inc) was hired for the refurbishment with a direction to give each space its own personality and concept.

Walking in on street level, you feel as though you’ve entered a middle-class pub in the 1920’s. Referencing the rich history of the local neighbourhood being an industrial hub, the Public House features bespoke fixtures and fittings handcrafted by the finest artisan tradespeople. You’ll see subway tiles, beautiful chocolate leather bench seating, rustic timber features, peeling paint and art deco inspired light fittings.

Taking the lift upstairs past nine boutique hotel rooms, you make your way to the crown jewel of the hotel – Henry Deane. The rooftop bar has panoramic views over the harbour, with both indoor and outdoor cocktail lounges. The design is a contemporary and classic infusion, with on-trend salmon pink leather sofas, warm parquetry timber floors, marble accents with side tables and penny tiles on the bar, brass features and the ultimate addition…the Sydney Harbour Bridge! It’s an intimate environment to relax, enjoy your ‘No Way Frose’ and watch the sunset over the city in effortless luxury.

Sarah Muir

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