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Published July 18th 2016
Beautiful People In A Beautiful Building With Beautiful View
Situated on a hill above Barangaroo Hotel Palisadehas a commanding position on the skyline of Millers Point. The century old hotel has a rich history and lay dormant for seven years prior to its rebirth at the hands of designer Sibella Court.The ground floor of the hotel is home to the Public House and Parlour Room where the sensitive renovations of 2015 bring the past to life. Venture upstairs via a small lift to stunning vistas from the contemporary Henry Deane cocktail lounge.
The hotel is a far cry from 1915 when it was last drinks for soldiers heading off to war. Spread over two floors Henry Deane sits at level four above three levels of accommodation. The use of floor to ceiling glass combined with relaxed lounges and touches of retro styling create an amazing space to have a leisurely lunch or a couple of drinks with friends. Eight boutique hotel rooms are available on the middle three floors from $280 to $480 per night.
The menu is varied and is designed to be shared. There is also a large range of drinks available, wine, cocktails, tap and bottled beers as well as top shelf spirits. The staff are very friendly and there is a relaxed happy buzz to the atmosphere.
At night local DJs play music, the Harbour sparkles and the beautiful people come to be seen, you may have an interesting lift companion such as Leo Sayer. We were here early on a Friday afternoon and the top level of Henry Deane was already crowded and noisy but back down the stairs we had no trouble securing a great window seat. It was very easy to while away hours watching the water traffic of Darling Harbour and the Parramatta River.
Hotel Palisade is set to become another iconic 'watering hole' like the Opera Bar and would be a brilliant place to take visitors.