Design Lovers, Pool Revelers, Foodie Scene
Reason to Stay
Design Hotel, Rooftop Pool, Hip Crowd
Luxury Design Hotel
The latest Chinese-owned brand to debut in Sydney, Primus Hotel occupies a prized historic building in the CBD. Inside the lofty structure, period details surround more than just the marble columns and art deco molding amid a modernist decor of mid-century inspired furnishings. A long old-fashioned reception sits under a watchful clock with passing traffic that includes local Sydney residents looking to try the in-house eatery offering contemporary cuisine with a modern twist. The lobby bar also perks with life anytime after 4pm, but the true attraction is a rooftop resort deck with swimmer's pool and cabana scene that's for guests-only.
Larger than you might first expect, Primus is home to over 172 rooms with spacious entry-level accommodations defined by regency and art-deco details. Rooms feature peek-a-boo bathrooms with carpeted living areas arranged in attractive upholstered pieces and well-tucked beds. Appelles bathroom amenities compliment large rain showers and freestanding tubs in larger room categories. Personalized details seem to be missing, as typical with many foreign brands setting up shop in Australia, lacking a local feel to the surrounding neighborhood or Sydney in general. The top of the line Presidential Suite offers spaces large enough for entertaining on a corporate level with private dining room and views of the Sydney skyline.
Historic Building, Rooftop Pool
Restaurant, Lounge, Bar, Pool