Establishment Hotel, part of L.E. Hotels collection of boutique luxury hotels, is located in the very heart of the city's Central Business District and only minutes from major attractions such as the Opera House and Sydney Harbour.
Within six months of opening, Establishment was nominated "One of the 25 Hot New Places to Stay in the World" by Condé Nast Traveller magazine.
It was created from the ruins of the former George Patterson House on Sydney's George Street.
It is the grand dame of Sydney’s entertainment scene – boasting layer upon layer of restaurants and bars tucked behind its classical façade, plus a stunning boutique hotel of 31 deluxe rooms including two penthouse suites.
The rooms are split between two colour schemes; one with beautifully restored warehouse ceilings, Japanese black floorboards and flashes of strong colour, the other one being more tranquil in colour, a luxurious room for guests who prefer a softer environment.
All Sydney accommodations at Establishment Hotel have premium pure cotton bed linen, business desk, free Wi-Fi, mini bar, generous marble or bluestone bathrooms with twin vanities and separate bath and shower.
Establish yourself at the 42-metre white marble main bar or nestle into the Gin Garden, a bar that boasts an incredible 27 gins from around the world plus an Australian and Asian kitchen. Hemmesphere, the far East-inspired cocktail bar on the fourth floor that feels like a private club, is known for its extensive drinks menu, world class cocktails and supper menu.
There has never been an urban oasis quite like ivy's Pool Club, and it's certain to be Sydney's most sought-after space - a spot to see and be seen.
Here, under big blue skies, chic fun-lovers sip cocktails in private cabanas, snack on gourmet pizza and recline under wafting palms, enjoying live music and DJs performing on the generous stage over the pool.
With an award-winning menu, an extensive wine list, impeccable service and attention to detail, est. is firmly established as one of Sydney’s premier dining destinations. With Peter Doyle as head chef, est. has won two hats in the SMH Good Food Guide Awards since 2004. No other restaurant in Australia can boast this accolade.
Hidden behind the famous cocktail lounge on the fourth floor is an enclave of modern Japanese expression: sushi e. Watch chefs in the centre of a marble bar, serenely and precisely slicing fresh fish into spectacular creations.
Wondering what to do in Sydney? Establishment Hotel is close to many of the city's must-sees.
1. Sydney Opera House
Recognised as one of the world's most significant designs on Sydney's foreshore - the Opera House conducts tours at regular intervals and is a must-see attraction.
2. Sydney Harbour Bridge
Up close from Harbourside - climb the bridge with BridgeClimb - straight up to the top towering above the Harbour - see all of Sydney spread out before your eyes.
3. Sydney Observatory
The building, dating from 1858, was a centre for timekeeping and astronomical study. Now a museum of astronomy, it offers a program of exhibitions, films, talks and night viewing.
4. Royal Botanic Gardens
Established in 1816, this 30-hectare oasis is a botanical treasure house. Don't miss the tropical plants in the pyramid glasshouses.
5. Taronga Zoo - the ZOO WITH A VIEW
The convenient all-in-one ZooPass ticket includes a delightful return ferry trip to Taronga Zoo wharf, Zoo entry, Sky Safari Ride and bus connection to the Zoo main entry gate. Catch the newest arrivals - a pair of lion cubs.
6. Manly Beach - just a ferry ride away from Harbours
Enjoy all the delights of the outdoors beside one of Sydney's famous white sandy beaches - fabulous restaurants and harbour walks.
7. The Rocks
Known as Sydney's first village, this area has a fascinating history as a colonial port. Many of the restored old buildings retain their heritage status and now hold shops and galleries, pubs and restaurants.
8. Art Gallery of New South Wales
Some of Australia's finest artists have their work on show. The aboriginal material is an exciting part of this collection that includes Asian and European art.
9. Darling Harbourside
Located just minutes from Harbourside and the City Centre, Darling Harbor is home to some of the top Sydney attractions and restaurants: Sydney Aquarium, Australian National Maritime Museum, Powerhouse Museum, IMAX Theatre and much more.
10. Oxford and William Streets
These two streets are home to some of Sydney's finest unique boutiques. Spend an afternoon wandering through the area's various shops and find some of the finest Aussie couture.