Paramount House Hotel
Sydney’s Surry Hills is now home to a new level of accommodation offering, with Paramount House Hotel having opened its doors at the start of the month.
Located on Commonwealth Street in what used to be the warehouse and offices of Paramount Picture Studios, the hotel builds onto the current complex that houses Paramount Coffee Project, The Golden Age Cinema and a select group of boutique office spaces. Taking pride of place on the building’s top levels with a distinctive, copper-clad roof, there are 29 rooms available; Everyday or Sunny rooms, Lofts and two spacious suites which they’re calling the “Mack Daddy”.
The accommodation project is a first for Russell Beard, Ping Jin Ng and Mark Dundon – the group behind Paramount Coffee Project, Reuben Hills, Bondi Hall and Seven Seeds. They enlisted Melbourne-based firm Breathe Architecture for the hotel’s design and the result is a restoration of heritage details combined with an appealing marriage of artfully layered materials; exposed bricks, timber flooring, metal accents, floor-to-ceiling windows and terrazzo tiles.
Each room is individual in its design details but commonalities include Aesop amenities, plenty of plants and artwork curated by local gallery China Heights. Rooms are texturally dynamic with French linen sheets, velour seating and Seljak wool blankets. Several rooms also feature aesthetically pleasing Japanese-style timber baths crafted from native blackbutt.
Hotel room mini-bars have been well stocked with locally sourced produce such as LPs Quality Meats, Tom Shobbrook wines and more, with lunch and room service being taken care of by the Paramount Coffee Project downstairs.
The hotel’s launch marks a near-finish for the complex, with Ester’s sister restaurant, Poly still to come and the Paramount Recreation Club and Kiosk taking over the building’s rooftop later in the month.
With it’s sought-after location and proximity to some of the best of the city’s art, food, and design districts, it’s no doubt that Paramount House Hotel will invite interest from international tastemakers as well as significantly contributing to the cultural fabric of the city of Sydney.
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Images: 1, 2, 3, 5, 9, 12, 13, 16 – Sharyn Cairns
Images: 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15 – Tom Ross