202 elizabeth

Sydney’s Surry Hills is home to the city’s latest designer boutique hotel, 202 Elizabeth, which opened this week.

Targeting adults only (16+) – and their pooches – the lifestyle hotel offers an understated luxury experience in the heart of Surry Hills.

The 38-room hotel brings a creative design, a focus on organic products and textures and claims to be one of the most sustainably built hotels in Sydney.

General Manager Adam Males said the design-led approach is already having an impact with guests and the local community.

“We’re so excited to have officially launched the hotel after months of careful curation,” Males told HM exclusively.

“Everyone that has so far been through has been completely overwhelmed with how beautiful the spaces are and we’re so lucky to have been able to work with some of the country’s leading designers and stylists to bring this all to life.

“We’ve been embraced by the Surry Hills community, and it has been a joy getting to know the many creatives in the area who are keen to work with us on various projects. There is a real buzz in Sydney at the moment and we’re excited to be part of it and proud to be playing a role in supporting the industry and our local community.”

At 202 Elizabeth – named after its prime location – every room across its six levels is different, each with a unique playful design and striking wallpaper. The top floor grand suite, The Lizzy, features a double vanity, walk-in rain shower and bathtub.

Guests can expect Hunter Lab amenities, luxury Piyama robes, and a minibar full of complimentary organic sodas and snacks – reflecting owner Diana Ren’s passion for organic products and textures which is also evident in the furnishings.

The eco-conscious hotel features sustainable goat hair carpet and a wooden fire escape stairs encased by glass which takes centre stage in the middle of the hotel. Carbon-negative cross-laminated timber (CLT) – most of which was built offsite and lifted in by cranes due to limited access to the site – is visible throughout the property.  

Designed and built by Sydney based Design and Construction firm Alessi Design and Build led by Connie Alessi, with styling by Lisa Madigan, the hotel also features a plethora of Australian artists and designers.

The ground floor includes an outdoor courtyard and a soon-to-open wine tasting room by Handpicked Wines which will double as a co-working space. While the rooftop space offers views of the city and morning yoga sessions