The Fullerton Hotels and Resorts has officially taken over full ownership and operation of the former Westin, Sydney, with the landmark property now formally branded as The Fullerton Hotel Sydney. The opening today [Friday 18 October, 2019] marks the international expansion of The Fullerton Hotels and Resorts, the brand central to the waterfront precinct of The Fullerton Heritage by Marina Bay in Singapore, which includes The Fullerton Hotel Singapore and The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore.
Fullerton’s brand vision for the 416-room The Fullerton Hotel Sydney is to deliver a unique, luxury hotel that is synonymous with warm hospitality and one-of-a-kind flair.
“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.
“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,” he added.
Operating from the former Sydney GPO, the hotel aspires to be a location where guests and visitors can reconnect and share in the property’s history, similarly to what they can experience at the sister property, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore.
The hotel opens under the Fullerton title following the recent completion of phase one of the remediation and maintenance work on bringing back to life the building’s Martin Place and George Street façades.
“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,” Viterale said.
Complimentary Heritage tours which will showcase the hotel’s façade will commence on 1 November 2019. The 90-minute heritage tours will also delve into the intricate stonework and reveal little-known facts of bygone years, including the once-controversial Pitt Street carvings that depict the city’s early life and caused a public outcry upon their reveal.
Exclusive tours for hotel guests will run on Fridays and Saturdays at 10am, while members of the public are invited to join the tours on Fridays and Saturdays at 11.45am. Each session can accommodate 15 guests to ensure a personalised experience and bookings are advised through the hotel concierge or online.
The Fullerton Hotel Sydney will share more than its history as a former GPO building with its sister property The Fullerton Hotel Singapore; it will also feature authentic Southeast Asian cuisines alongside modern Australian dishes in the new restaurant The Place.
Located on level one within the atrium of The Fullerton Hotel Sydney, The Place’s sophisticated atmosphere is complemented by an open kitchen and lofty perch. Modern Australian dishes are married with signature Southeast Asian dishes, including the not-to-miss 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. The menu delivers on delectable savoury options including Lobster Cornet a l’Oriental, duck rillettes in sesame bun and smoked salmon mille-feuille with caviar. Satisfy the sweet tooth with dessert choices including chocolate moelleux, pecan maple tart or a pandan lamington. A selection of scones and an extensive TWG tea menu will also be featured.
Diners or visitors seeking a tipple can choose between a Singapore Sling or the new signature, Sydney Sling, each featuring unique flavours from the respective cities.
The Fullerton Touch
Inside The Fullerton Hotel Sydney, guests will enjoy premium amenities you would expect in a luxurious setting. 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 to assist with a good night’s sleep.
Opening special offer
To celebrate the opening, guests booking a stay at The Fullerton Hotel Sydney, a Preferred Hotels & Resorts Legend Collection partner, will enjoy special launch benefits including an AU$50 dining credit and triple points from the I Prefer Hotel Rewards program. The offer is valid from 18 October 2019 to 17 March 2020 and reservations can be made via www.fullertonhotels.com. Rooms are available from AUD$380 per night.