Crown Towers Sydney is a six-star hotel that has been crowned as "Australia's most luxurious." This upscale hotel boasts an infinity pool that overlooks Sydney Harbour, a luxurious spa, and a dining precinct with 14 restaurants and bars, including popular outposts of Nobu and Clare Smyth's Oncore.
Crown Towers Sydney Location
The hotel is located in Barangaroo, a picturesque harbourfront precinct that used to be a concrete container terminal. The area is now home to a park with a rocky outcrop that overlooks the harbour, walking and cycling trails, and open spaces perfect for picnics. There are also plenty of curated shops, restaurants, and bars, and an arts and culture program that pays tribute to the Indigenous heritage of the land. Wynyard station, a four-minute walk away, offers easy transport to the area.
Crown Towers Sydney Design
Designed by award-winning British architect Chris Wilkinson, Crown Towers Sydney is a towering structure that stands at 275 meters tall and features a facade with over 8,000 individually cut glass panels that reflect the colours of the adjacent harbour. The lobby is grand and awash with marble and centred around an eight-metre tall crystal chandelier made up of 396 individual blades. The plush interiors are created by Australian designers Blainey North, while the Crown Spa, with its lilac-walled Aqua Retreat, is a knockout.
Crown Towers Sydney Facilities
Crown Towers Sydney boasts an infinity pool on level three that overlooks Sydney Harbour and offers day beds, poolside dining, and private cabanas. Crown Spa offers terraces for yoga and meditation, relaxation rooms, and infrared saunas. Though deeply personal service is not easy for a hotel as grand in size as Crown Towers, the service is pleasant and attentive at reception and outstanding throughout the hotel's many restaurants — Silks and A'Mare, in particular, stand out. The hotel also follows strict Covid-safety measures, including mandatory mask-wearing for all staff, non-invasive thermal cameras at major entrances, and guest check-in at all venues via a QR code system.
Crown Towers Sydney Rooms
Crown Towers Sydney features 349 rooms, including 22 luxury villas, each with king-size beds dressed in luxe linens, down pillows by Jaspa Herington, and tablets that connect to in-room dining options and the lighting and blinds. Enormous marble bathrooms feature deep tubs that face a small television, and Toto washlets hide behind one-way mirrored doors. The amenities stash is plentiful, and the robes are impossibly soft.
Crown Towers Sydney Dining
Woodcut, the hotel's signature restaurant, features four open kitchens that offer a theatrical display of four cooking methods: steam, fire, smoke, and ice. A'Mare, Australia's favourite Lombardian, Alessandro Pavoni's, has succeeded in creating "the best classical Italian restaurant in Australia." Breakfast is served at Epicurean, where a winding buffet provides Western, Indian, and Asian stations, eggs made to order, a vibrant selection of fresh fruit, and a gluten-free station. The hotel also features a dessert buffet with a selection of ice cream and chocolate brownie and marshmallow "shish kebabs." Clare Smyth's much-anticipated Sydney outpost of Notting Hill fine diner Core is on track to open in summer 2021.
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