The first Fullerton to open outside of Singapore, the upcoming Sydney hotel is set to bring historic elegance to the heart of the Harbour City
The Fullerton Hotel Sydney at the iconic No. 1 Martin Place will have its grand opening on 18th October 2019, after 20 years as The Westin Sydney under Marriott management. The city’s newest luxury heritage hotel, The Fullerton Hotel Sydney will be the sister property of the beautifully restored Fullerton Hotel Singapore, with both hotels historic, former General Post Office (GPO) buildings. In the lead-up to its launch, the Sydney landmark building has been undergoing remediation works on its façade, which are expected to be completed in time for the official opening in October. The Fullerton Hotel Sydney is the brand’s first international expansion outside of the Lion City.
Prominently located in Martin Place, The Fullerton Hotel Sydney is minutes away from the city’s thriving cultural and arts precincts, retail centres, dining destinations and boutique bar scenes. Iconic landmarks such as The Sydney Opera House, The Art Gallery of New South Wales, Museum of Contemporary Art and the historic Rocks district can all be reached in under 15 minutes by foot.
The Sydney debut will additionally boast a bespoke program that allows guests to discover a different side of the city they are in, through a range of guided activities, excursions and experiences – including heritage tours – as well as community events.
“Starting from opening weekend, The Fullerton Hotel Sydney will offer complimentary heritage tours for hotel guests and the public,” said Cavaliere Giovanni Viterale, General Manager of The Fullerton Heritage. “We plan to share the building’s fascinating history, which spans the hallowed hallways of the heritage building to the ornamental carvings on the façade. We want to tell the tales of early Sydney, where the building dominated the Sydney skyline, and bring the building’s soul and historical significance to life.”
The Fullerton brand is also committed to implementing corporate social responsibility programs and will implement an extension of Singapore’s Fullerton Academy at its Sydney branch. This staff volunteerism programme “provides hands-on mentoring and training for underprivileged teens,” according to Viterale. Fullerton has also signed a Plastic ACTion commitment (PACT) agreement with the World Wildlife Fund to reduce a significant amount of single-use plastic by 2020. This includes the elimination of plastic straws and plastic bags, as well as the use of an in-room tablet that provides a digital concierge service. At the touch of a button, guests will be able to place a dinner reservation, book a spa treatment, schedule a taxi or arrange a laundry pick-up service.