HM can exclusively reveal the first look at Sydney’s Paramount House Hotel, which is set to debut in Surry Hills in early 2018.

Nestled on the edge of Surry Hills and the city, when completed, Paramount House Hotel will be a new kind of neighbourhood hotel for Sydney, offering what the owners say is a “unique take on Australian hospitality”.

Located on Commonwealth Street, Paramount House Hotel is the first accommodation offering by Russell Beard, Ping Jin Ng and Mark Dundon, the team collectively behind Reuben Hills, Paramount Coffee Project, Seven Seeds and Bondi Hall.

“Paramount House Hotel is not your average bed for the night,” the owners say. “It will think beyond the tourist market to deliver a rich, layered, local experience, unlike any other in the city.

“Set to include a new dining concept from the team behind acclaimed restaurant Ester; which will join existing building residents, the award-winning café Paramount Coffee Project – which will act as a relaxed extension to the hotel lobby – and the art house Golden Age Cinema & Bar downstairs, as well as the popular design-led co-working hub, The Office Space.

“Paramount House Hotel will foster community connections and offer a gathering space for travellers and locals alike,” the owners say.

Designed by celebrated Melbourne architects Breathe, the hotel straddles two newly connected buildings, with the hotel’s entrance and lobby inside Paramount House (originally built to be the Australian headquarters of Paramount Picture Studios) and the restaurant and guest rooms in the adjoining 76 Commonwealth Street, the former film storage warehouse of Paramount Studios, which has had a two-storey copper-clad extension added to the roof.

The 29 new bedrooms, designed for comfort with multiple personalities, feature a mix of heritage details alongside contemporary updates in a subtle palette of concrete, terrazzo and timber.

There is expected to be plenty of planting and greenery – most rooms have a terrace space – and generous bathrooms come with Aesop amenities.

Every detail has been carefully considered, from staff kitted out by Worktones – a new Australian specialist brand offering custom design and production of uniforms – to a welcoming lobby space offering some of the best coffee in Sydney.

HM can also reveal Paramount House Hotel is now recruiting for all positions across the property.

James Wilkinson

Editor-In-Chief, Hotel Management