Have you heard of Chippendale yet? And no, we aren’t referring to the banana-hammock-clad male dancers. We’re talking about the once-seedy corner of Sydney that’s quickly becoming the Australian city’s hippest hotbed for great art, good eats and well-crafted cocktails.
The latest, buzziest arrival in the ‘hood is The Old Clare Hotel, a design-minded 62-room inn built within the rugged confines of a Victorian-era brewery.
Tasteful, modernist fixtures serve to highlight the raw beauty of the meticulously restored space: exposed brick, original wood paneling, gorgeous curved windows.
Add in three distinctive gourmet restaurants, a first-rate bar and a jaw-dropping rooftop pool, and you’ve got yourself a hotel worth returning to again and again and again.