Opening its lavish doors in the heart of Sydney’s CBD just two years ago following restoration, the Primus Hotel Sydney has shown the elegance and class of proper art deco glamour. Located on Pitt St between Bathurst and Liverpool Streets, only a few minutes walk from World square the five-star hotel consists of 172 room & suites.
Though the Primus Hotel itself is rather new, the building has been around since the 1930s as the previous Sydney Water Board headquarters. The refurbishment of the building has kept true to its heritage by paying homage to the art deco period of the 20s and 30s. Short for Arts Décoratifs, from the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernesheld in Paris in 1925, art deco was a new modern art style of the lavish pre-World War era of exquisite craftsmanship combined with a materials budget that spared no expense.
Walking through the grand lobby of the hotel, a dapper gentleman can be transported back through the decades, however if you draw yourself away from the luxuries, you will be a short walk from the iconic Hyde Park as well as Sydney’s emerging Korea town. Alternatively, take a nice evening stroll down to Sydney Harbour Bridge or the Opera house.
After your evening stroll, head no where else but the grandiose Lobby Bar within the hotel, keeping with the luxurious vibe of the art deco period, the Lobby Bar offers a sophisticated and refined menu to accompany an atmosphere akin to that of the grandest European and American hotels. If the sun is shining why not take note from the great James Bond and don your terrycloth romper and head for the rooftop pool and bar above the hotel for some needed sun, relaxation, and drinks.