Singapore’s luxury hotel brand The Fullerton makes major debut in Sydney

Singapore’s widely acclaimed The Fullerton Hotels and Resorts has officially stretched outside of the lion city with its debut in Sydney.

The Fullerton Hotel Sydney, taking over the historic address of No.1 Martin Place, site of the former General Post Office Building, has been tastefully transformed into a luxury 416-room hotel set to become one of the harbour city’s most unique lodgings. The reinterpretation of such an important building falls in-line with the Fullerton’s reputation as “custodians of heritage”, dedicated to preserving buildings and their stories.

In addition to polishing the iconic façade and introducing complimentary 90 minute heritage tours, both for guests and the general public, the hotel will continue to draw much of its energy from the building’s long history. For phase one of the restoration process, this included commissioning Stonemason and Artist, an expert team with a combined stonemasonry experience of 334 years, to undertake a 38,000-hour laborious, chemical-free cleaning process to restore the building’s exterior to its former glory.

The approach will also mean that Fullerton’s own history, steeped in Singaporean culture, will be brought to Australia, conceptually realised where it matters the most – the food. On the menu across both resident restaurant The Place and separate drinking den The Bar, Modern Australian dishes lie alongside the flavours of Southeast Asia, dictating everything from tender braised Wagyu beef cheek with traditional spices and crispy rice puffs, to Hainanese chicken rice and Singapore laksa.

Guests making the most of The Fullerton’s culinary scene will also be glad to know of a signature Fullerton Afternoon Tea menu, available at “The Bar” and listing some interesting desserts such as a pandan kaya lamington, chocolate moulluex, citrus pannacotta, graham cracker key lime pie, and pecan maple tarts.

Even the cocktail list benefits from this Singapore meets Australia theme, with Fullerton pushing a new kind of signature concoction that takes the classic Singapore Sling and reinvents it as the “Sydney Sling” with native flavours and local spirits.

As for the guest rooms. They all feature the brand’s signature touches which range from Harman Kardon Bluetooth speakers and Singaporean TWG teas, to tablets loaded with an interactive Tapendium Digital Concierge Solution, where guests can browse and request the hotel’s services directly, including ordering a customised Fullerton burger from the in-room dining menu. Custom-made Atkinson amenities have been introduced in standard room categories, with exclusive Balmain amenities making a debut in club rooms and suites.

Exclusive building tours for hotel guests will run on Fridays and Saturdays at 10a.m., while members of the public are invited to join the tours on Fridays and Saturdays at 11.45a.m. Each session can accommodate 15 guests to ensure a personalised experience and bookings are advised through the Hotel concierge.

Address: 1 Martin Pl, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Contact: +61 2 8223 1111
Website: fullertonhotels.com

Chris Singh

Chris Singh is the Deputy Editor of the AU review and a freelance travel writer. You can reach him on Instagram by following @chrisdsingh.

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