Sydney welcomes a new Loh Lik Peng-designed hotel

The cutting-edge Old Clare Hotel boasts Jason Atherton’s Australian debut

The cutting-edge Old Clare Hotel boasts Jason Atherton’s Australian debut
The cutting-edge Old Clare Hotel boasts Jason Atherton’s Australian debut

Singaporean hotelier Loh Lik Peng has made his name internationally with a sixth sense for exactly which derelict building in a city can be magicked into a game-changing destination hotel with cutting-edge design and cuisine offerings: witness the success of east London’s Town Hall and The Waterhouse at South Bund in Shanghai, which helped put über-chefs Nuno Mendes and Jason Atherton on the international map. Now Peng has Sydney in his sightlines: this month he’ll open The Old Clare (www.theoldclare.com); from A$380, about £180), formerly the Carlton & United Brewery offices in the Chippendale neighbourhood’s Central Park. Its 62 rooms will leverage the building’s heritage-listing restrictions creatively, each totally different to the next; and besides Atherton, who makes his Australian debut here with Kensington Street Social, there are Sam Miller (ex-Noma) and local rising star Clayton Wells (formerly of Momofuku Seiobo and Quay).

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