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Capella Sydney

For generations, the Department of Education building stood quietly, its golden sandstone facade forming an unassuming backdrop to the rhythm of the city.

Reawakening as Capella Sydney, the heritage-listed icon welcomes guests inside for the very first time, setting a global benchmark for luxury accommodation, cuisine and cultural immersion. Balancing storied architectural features with a contemporary design aesthetic, Capella Sydney celebrates the Australian panorama through its interiors, location and experiences.

The unparalleled spaces within Capella Sydney showcase curated artwork, sophisticated furnishings and intriguing objet d’art. 192 guestrooms and suites spanning eight levels, are anchored by three ground-level food and beverage offerings, including signature restaurant, Brasserie 1930 and McRae Bar.

The ground level also features six meeting and event spaces catering for groups of 10 to 80 guests, while wellness-seeking guests will make their way to Level Six to discover the world-class health and spa facilities.
Capella Sydney
Capella Sydney
Capella Sydney
Capella Sydney
Capella Sydney
Capella Sydney
Capella Sydney
Capella Sydney
Capella Sydney
Capella Sydney
Capella Sydney
Capella Sydney

Room Information

Deluxe Room, Premier Room, Skyline Room
Deluxe, Premier and Skyline rooms at Capella Sydney offer an abundance of space, volume and natural light. Starting at 46 square meters (495 sq feet), each room features curated artwork, sumptuous furnishings and intriguing objet d’art complete with luxurious pillow-top beds fitted with custom Italian Frette linen and exclusive Haeckel’s amenities. Intuitive technology allows guests to control lighting, multi-layered curtains, temperature and 24-hour in-room dining from the touch of a tablet, while the personal bar presents a curation of locally sourced products to enjoy in-room.

Deluxe Suite, Skyline Suite
Layered interiors within the Deluxe and Skyline Suites honor the rich history of the building with high ceilings, soft textures and neutral tones. Generous sized suites feature a separate living area and bedroom, custom furnishing, curated artwork and ambient lighting create a relaxing retreat. The luxurious bathrooms showcase double vanities, dual head rain shower and standalone deep soaking bathtubs with exclusive Haeckels amenities. Intuitive technology allows guests to control lighting, multi-layered curtains, temperature and 24-hour in-room dining from the touch of a tablet, while the personal bar presents a curation of locally sourced products to enjoy in-room.

Macquarie Suite
Contemporary refinement at its best. Designed to pay homage to the building’s heritage, where luxury displays itself in every corner of the Macquarie Suite.

Liberty Suite
Spanning two levels, the Liberty Suite offers an abundance of natural light through floor-ceiling windows, spotlighting the suites' carefully curated finishings and discreet touches that were made by design. The only loft-style suite you’ll want to be in within Sydney.

Farrer Suite
Meticulously restored, the Farrer Suite is replete with commissioned artwork to complement the 100-year old history of the building, upgraded with contemporary touches to suit the modern tastemaker.

Capella Suite
The largest and the most resplendent suite at Capella Sydney, the Capella Suite is a masterwork in contemporary elegance where the exquisite design allows guests to relax. Spanning 235 square meters (2530 sq feet), this prestigious suite is positioned to harness the best views of the Sandstone Precinct with its layered interiors celebrating a landmark building steeped in history.

Things To Do

Wellness
For inhouse guests of Capella Sydney, the hotel provides exclusive access to a world-class wellness space. A remnant of the building’s former life, including as the Department of Education’s informal art gallery, a series of breathtaking copper-lined heritage lanterns positioned overhead, illuminate the wellness space with natural light. Beginning with the heated indoor swimming and vitality pools, facilities include a well-appointed fitness center and changerooms, yoga platform and Auriga Spa showcasing immersive treatment rooms for couples and individuals set within the luxurious surrounds.

Dining
Balancing storied architectural features with a contemporary design aesthetic, Capella Sydney celebrates the Australian panorama through its interiors, location and experiences. The ground-level showcases three food and beverage outlets – all within footsteps of the glistening harbor foreshore, the famed Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

Anchored to the Young Street shoulder of the hotel, Brasserie 1930 delivers an elevated dining experience in consultation with The Bentley Group. Exuding grandeur and sophistication, underscored by its landmark architecture, the ground-floor restaurant features a menu of modern brasserie classics and an extensive wine list, served in a casual yet dynamic inner-city atmosphere.

Named in honor of George McRae, the building’s original architect, McRae Bar, overlooking Loftus Street, redefines the classic hotel lounge by immersing visitors in the glamour of times gone by.

The first venue to emerge from the reimagined Farrer Place foyer, Aperture occupies the magical, light-filled space at the heart of Capella Sydney where the magnitude of the storied site and its transformation is on display. Resting beneath the mesmerizing floral dance of ‘Meadow’ by DRIFT, Aperture welcomes guests from sunrise to sunset, 7 days a week to experience a sensorial showcase of art, nature and cuisine.

Capella Curates
Discover Sydney's hidden gems through a thoughtfully crafted list of “Capella Curates” activities, tailored to provide guests with authentic encounters and unique insights. Whether it's exploring the iconic landmarks, delving into the thriving arts scene, or indulging in culinary delights, the curated experiences will showcase the city's rich tapestry of culture. Unearth the essence of Sydney with Capella Curates.

Details

Location:

Sydney, Australia

Price:

$$$

Hotel Includes:

24 Hour Reception

Business Center

Car Rental

Currency Exchange

Eco-Friendly

Fitness Center

In-Room Dining

Internet Access

Laundry Services

Mini Bar

On-Site Activities

On-Site Dining

Safe

Spa

Swimming Facilities

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Price Guide

$ = Up to $299
$$ = $300 to $599
$$$ = $600 to $999
$$$$ = $1000 to $2499
$$$$$ = $2500+
Starting price per room, per night, in USD and based on double occupancy.