Rich in historic and cultural significance, the reimagination of Chippendale’s Clare Hotel and Carlton United Brewery (CUB) Administration Building will be unveiled this July 2015 with the launch of The Old Clare Hotel.
Located in the emerging area of Chippendale, on the corner of Broadway and Kensington Street, The Old Clare Hotel is set to become the heartbeat of this exciting new precinct.
A total of 62 accommodation rooms will be on offer to suit a range of guests; soaring ceilings with heritage timber paneling, exposed original brick, and contemporary design combine to create an unpretentious and authentic, semi-industrial feel. This urban environment is the design of Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects; known for their work with existing structures and the introduction of the past as ‘a compilation of time’. The practice has won over 90 major international and local design awards – including for the nearby Carriageworks Arts Centre.
The Old Clare Hotel’s reception will come complete with a bar where locals and guests can meet to enjoy coffee, beers or cocktails and food throughout the day and night. This bar will be located within the original pub area of the Clare Hotel; a space that playfully looks to its own history.
A roof top bar, located next to a 14-meter pool on the rooftop of the CUB Administration Building, will boast views across Sydney’s creative district. Here, guests will be invited to join in an upcoming cultural program or welcome the day with a sunrise poolside yoga session. Facilities at The Old Clare Hotel are to include a private gym and day spa as well as a heritage restored meeting space for up to 24 guests.
In collaboration with Unlisted Collection, three independent restaurants offering different dining experiences will also open in July.
Clayton Wells, formerly of Momofuku Seiobo and Quay, will open his first restaurant, Automata, on Kensington Street and Sam Miller, former executive sous chef at S.Pellegrino World’s Best Restaurant Noma, will also open his first solo restaurant, Silvereye, on the second floor of The Old Clare Hotel.
Long-time partner of Unlisted Collection, internationally renowned British chef Jason Atherton will open his first Australian venue, Kensington Street Social, a 120-seat space offering breakfast lunch and dinner, seven days a week.
The Old Clare Hotel is the work of the Unlisted Collection; owned by Singaporean hotelier and restaurateur Loh Lik Peng. Unlisted Collection’s recreation of the two heritage buildings is a comprehensive adaptive conversion and is the group’s first Australian endeavour.
The arrival of The Old Clare Hotel and selection of restaurants will offer Sydney locals and travellers a thriving new cultural playground and fixture of authentic new urban experiences.