Crown Sydney Sets the Standard for Luxury

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Crown Resorts opened its highly anticipated new Sydney casino last December and Broadsheet has toured the facility to explore what’s on offer at the luxury venue.

The six-star hotel, Crown Towers, is described as “Australia’s most luxurious”, where guests can book a private cabana beside the infinity pool, which overlooks Sydney Harbour and comes decked out with its own minibar, cheese platter, a safe, lounge and flat-screen television.

Each room has exceptional views, deep baths and tablets that connect to everything from the blinds and lighting to in-room dining facilities.

“Crown Towers Sydney will stand amongst the finest hotels in the world,” Crown Sydney chief operating officer Peter Crinis said.

“We have worked with leading international design teams to create something truly unique for Sydney; international in feel, but celebrating the beauty of Sydney and its surrounds in its execution.”

Award-winning British architect Chris Wilkinson is behind the tower, also known as One Barangaroo, which at 275 metres is the city’s tallest building.

Its facade is made up of more than 8000 individually cut glass panels designed to reflect the colours of the adjacent harbour.

The plush interiors are the work of internationally acclaimed interior design firm Meyer Davis.

The 349 guest rooms include 327 rooms, 20 villas and two premium villas.

There are also 82 permanent residences.

“Every guest will have a completely unique experience that cannot be found anywhere else,” said Meyer Davis co-founder Will Meyer.

“Nearly every element has been custom designed to create the most ambient experience possible.”

The spa is on track to become Sydneys’ most opulent, with interiors by Australian design firm Blainey North.

The facilities include terraces for yoga and meditation, relaxation rooms, infrared saunas and an Aquana Retreat, which is a cross between a Roman bathhouse and a ‘50s movie star’s ensuite.

World-class Restaurants Featured at Crown Sydney

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Among the restaurants to have already opened within the capacious dining precinct is Woodcut, an ode to Australiana by The Bridge Room’s Ross and Sunny Lusted.

It centres around three open kitchens, each with its own unique cooking methods of wood, charcoal and steam.

A’Mare is the latest Italian extravaganza by Alessandro Pavoni.

Silks is all about fiery Cantonese fare and stylish yum cha, while Yoshii’s Omakase is a 12-seat dining room, and cocktails and small dishes at Teahouse are inspired by Japanese and Cantonese cuisine.

There’s also the hotel lobby bar The Waiting Room, buffet restaurant Epicurean and noodle house 88 Noodle.

After years of grumbling that Perth and Melbourne already had one, Sydney finally got an outpost of globally renowned Japanese diner Nobu.

It’s headed up by one of Nobu Matsuhisa’s classically trained sushi chefs, Harold Hurtada, with the restaurant already booked out until April.

Renowned English chef Clare Smyth is slated to open the Sydney outpost of her London fine diner Core in mid-2021.

Crown Sydney’s gaming facilities are not yet open, pending an enquiry into the company’s suitability to hold a casino licence.

In November 2020, the precinct’s opening was delayed until the inquiry, a response to allegations of money laundering at Crown’s Perth and Melbourne casinos that potentially obscured criminal activity hands down its findings.

The non-gaming facilities were permitted to open on December 28, with the inquiry expected to release its findings by February 1.

William Brown

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