The Crown Towers Sydney rises above the streets of Barangaroo, dominating the skyline with its gleaming sail shaped silhouette. Their motto: ‘above all else’ is clearly intended to be taken both literally and figuratively, with no expense spared in creating one of Sydney’s newest and most exciting buildings. Housing luxurious accommodation, residential apartments, and several high-end bars and restaurants taking inspiration from across the globe.
The main entrance is lined with palms and extravagant sculptures, introducing guests to a shimmering world of marble and mirrors, reflecting opulence at every turn. The cavernous foyer is filled with light pouring in from the centrepiece of the room; an enormous, mirrored feature extending upward to the skylight, 4 floors above. Soft, modern furnishings reflect the curved contours of the building in muted neutrals, and turquoise accents, and marble tiling spirals from the centre of the room, mirroring the lighting feature above.
The Crown boasts magnificent views over Barangaroo, one of Sydney’s newest and most stylish entertainment precincts bordering the harbour. On level 5, the rooftop infinity pool and all-day dining restaurant, Epicurean offer a particularly striking aspect overlooking the heritage wharves and sparkling waters of the harbour. Epicurean’s layout makes use of varying seating styles and artistic adornments to section the space, while maintaining a seamless flow from the architectural buffet to the full-length windows which frame three sides of the restaurant. Breakfast is served buffet style, with a decadent array of pastries and snacks available throughout the day, as well as delicious hot meals prepared to order. The open kitchen style brings the theatre of cooking and flavours from around the world directly to your table.
Downstairs, you’ll find Woodcut, a conceptual restaurant which serves modern Australian forged in one of three open kitchens in an al fresco setting. Choose from steamed delights with a Japanese twist, woodfired produce grilled to perfection, and fresh seafood prepared on a bed of ice. Across the foyer is Amare, presenting fine Italian dining which invites patrons to experience traditional Italian hospitality. Chef Alessandro Pavoni aims to deliver a nostalgic experience which pays homage to an era of simply delightful dishes and superior service.
Enter a world of oriental wonders when you visit the second floor, which houses Nobu, a well-recognised icon in Japanese fine dining, and the Teahouse, which serves a decadent menu of Asian influenced nibbles, specialty teas and alcoholic beverages. The Teahouse’s dramatic interior exudes old world opulence, with velvet furnishings and several dome shaped booths which create a sense of intimacy and elegance. Just next door, Chinese restaurant 88 Noodles, serves up flavourful Chinese comfort food in theatrical style. The open kitchen allows the head chef and his contemporaries to take the spotlight while guests soak up the lively atmosphere of this popular dining option. Meanwhile, Silks offers authentic Cantonese fine dining, with carefully crafted culinary experiences constructing a sensory voyage through Chinese culture and cuisine. Furnished in delicate touches of jade and gold, the setting employs lavish, yet sophisticated styling, complemented by panoramic views of the Barangaroo waterfront.
The suites at Crown Towers embody luxury at every turn. Immaculately styled modern furnishings elevate the architectural suites to new heights. With windows spanning entire walls, and textural design which marryies marble, wood and reflection, the rooms effortlessly entwine with the breathtaking Sydney skyline beyond.
The director of FirstClass.travel experienced the hotel rooms for herself, stating “it’s certainly one of the flashiest hotels in town at the moment, impressive exterior, modern and luxurious interior”.
Our Director recommends staying on the harbour side of the hotel, as it has the best and most expansive views. She also mentioned that the hotel pool is more suitable for relaxation rather than swimming laps, as it’s quite shallow, however the view and the styling of the rooftop area is fantastic.
Overall, The Crown is an exciting destination and a world of extravagance to be explored. In a conveniently placed, yet scenic location, it’s the perfect base for exploring Sydney, or just kicking back and enjoying the world class facilities.
To book your stay, visit https://firstclass.com.au/hotel/crown-towers-sydney/
Image credit to Crown Towers Sydney