The Fullerton Hotel Sydney to open this October

Eloise Hanson By Eloise Hanson
13 August 2019 | Updated 13 August 2019

AUS: The Fullerton hotel brand will welcome its first hotel to the Australian market on 18 October 2019.

The hotel will become a sister property to The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, which was declared a National Monument in 2015.

Location

Located in Martin Place on the former site of Sydney's general post office (GPO), the Fullerton Hotel Sydney is set within the centre of the city's cultural and arts district.

Iconic local landmarks such as The Sydney Opera House, The Art Gallery of New South Wales, and the Museum of Contemporary Art can all be reached in under 15 minutes.

Although remediation works on the façade of the new hotel continues, the first stage of cleaning is set to be completed in time for its official opening.

"We have earned our reputation as custodians of heritage through our transformation of The Fullerton Hotel Singapore. Similarly, in Sydney, we hope to advocate heritage preservation and shine the spotlight on the unique characteristics of the historic building, especially one as iconic as Sydney's former GPO. It is our desire to retain the soul of the building and share it with locals and global travellers," said Cavaliere Giovanni Viterale, general manager of The Fullerton Heritage.

The brand aims to reintroduce the historic post office as a rendezvous point, with plans already underway to host several community events at the hotel.

Tours

Viterale has confirmed that the Sydney hotel will offer bespoke experiences to guests, allowing them to discover the city through a range of guided activities and excursions.

"Each of our properties delivers an authentic and rich cultural experience, based on both its location and its heritage. Our commitment to experience-based travel connects our guests with the distinctive characteristics of the cities in which we operate, through local arts, cultural, and culinary adventures," explained Viterale.

Volunteer programme

The Fullerton Hotel Sydney will also extend its level of care to underprivileged teenagers through the implementation of a corporate social responsibility programme, wherein staff can volunteer to provide "hands-on mentoring and training."

Viterale describes the programme: "The Fullerton team actively engage the youths to impart both hospitality and creative skillsets through regular workshops on culinary, service, pastry, videography, and photography. Personally, I have conducted a course on dining etiquette too. We are looking to replicate that in Sydney, and are currently seeking a suitable partner, with details to be revealed after opening."

Sustainability

Building a sustainable hotel has emerged a priority for The Fullerton Hotels and Resorts' business. Having recently signed a Plastic ACTion commitment (PACT) agreement with the World Wildlife Fund, the hotel aims to reduce a significant amount of single-use plastic by 2020.

As opposed to focusing on simply plastic, the hotel will incorporate an in-room tablet to reduce paper wastage. The e-Compendium table runs Tapendium, a technology solution that provides a digital concierge service. Hotel guests will be able to place a dinner reservation, book a spa treatment, schedule a taxi, or even arrange for a laundry pick-up service.

For more information on The Fullerton Hotel Sydney, please click here.

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