From a jungle hideaway in Tulum to an artistic getaway in San Francisco’s Japantown, to an elegant, sunny sanctuary in the heart of trendy West Hollywood, Kimpton hotels know how to choose a remarkable destination. Their latest muse? Sidney, of course.
In the heart of Sydney’s CBD, Margot Kimpton is the first Kimpton property to open in Australia, and we think this stunning new five-star pet-friendly hotel is a whole new reason to book a luxury Sydney getaway. Or, if you’re from the area, a well-deserved city break.
Kimpton chose the former Sydney Water Board building on Pitt Street as its first home Down Under, and it’s refreshing to see the Art Deco grande dame land in such deserving hands. The hotel brand is loved around the world for its design accolades, and the team at Kimpton have taken great care of the site, peppering it with beautiful design details.
The lobby is breathtaking – eight beautifully restored purple-hued Scagliola pillars stand guard over the cavernous space, which is softened by plush silver and pink velvet lounges, fresh plants and a gin-inspired scent dream. Upon entering, you’ll encounter a sculpture by Australian artist Tony Twigg — a custom piece and only part of the hotel’s 600-piece art collection, spread across all nine floors.
The 172 rooms follow the Art Deco theme of the building. High ceilings are decorated with whimsical wall art from a roster of international artists, and furnishings are modern, but still a nod to the site’s historic past. It’s timeless and modern, with each room equipped with a Smart TV and Chromecast streaming, Mr Smith products, a curated playlist to set the mood, and a minibar with a dedicated nightcap menu . Need to stretch it? There’s plenty of room to do this — and yoga mats and props are available on request and free video workouts support the hotel’s partnership with Egg of the Universe.
Notably, most rooms also have huge soaking tubs, which is definitely a plus in Sydney’s hotel scene, where space rarely allows for such luxury.
Another highlight of the Kimpton experience is its locally acclaimed restaurants. In this case, Kimpton revived a Sydney favourite: Luke’s kitchen, led by award-winning chef and restaurateur Luke Mangan, opened at Kimpton Margot. Blending its modern Asian, European and Australian influences, Mangan’s menu ranges from a la carte breakfast to casual lunch and charming dinner, all in an elegant and spacious dining room lined with touches of velvet and brass.
We especially love Saturdays at Margot’s – a bottomless brunch with a roving Bloody Mary cart and live music. For something special, reserve a place in Cellar by Luke. This private dining experience takes place in the hotel’s beautiful cellar and can be tailored to your liking. Sip and swirl through an impressive wine collection, pair it with a seated tasting – the choice is yours. Also, be sure to be there for Kimpton Margot’s late-night social hour, where free drinks (cocktails or boutique wines, depending on the night) are poured into the lobby from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Need more conviction to book a stay? To explore the city, there are Lekker bikes to borrow in the lobby; there’s a huge rooftop terrace and lap pool, plus an excellent “Forgotten We Got It” concierge program, where GHD hair technology, pocket squares, shoe shines , dry shampoo and more are all available on call for you.
As a bonus, Kimpton Margot is now the official partner of Red Mill! Musical comedy– so you expect to see Parisian-inspired specialties appear at the hotel soon.
Book your stay at Kimpton Margot here.
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