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A designer boutique hotel has landed in the heart of Surry Hills and at the junction of the neighbourhood’s best restaurants, bars and theatres. Hidden behind discrete doors on Elizabeth Street, 202 Elizabeth is an impeccably styled, designer boutique hotel, mixing signature Sydney style with creative eclecticism and flare. 

Located minutes from Central Station and Surry Hills’ burgeoning IT hub, the name 202 Elizabeth is a nod to the hotel’s physical address and tagline,  if you know, you know.  

Spread over six intimate levels of laid-back style, the new hotel is set to be the haven for those in the know and features 38 sophisticated yet playful guestrooms, many with expansive balconies overlooking the bustling streetscape below, that encourage guests to leave their inhibitions at the door. No two guestrooms are the same. 

On arrival, guests instantly relax, and are treated to a seasonal welcome drink, which currently encapsulates the vibrance of summer with a modern take on artisan tea. Each room features amenities by Hunter Lab as well as luxury robes by Australian designer Piyama, and the mini bar, which will be stocked daily with organic sodas and sweet and savoury treats, is complimentary. Offering a true experience of understated luxury, 202 Elizabeth is an adults only (16+) retreat in an inner city oasis.

Hotel owner, Diana Ren, has a passion for organic products and textures, which has been carried throughout the hotel, through furnishings and also through F&B selections. With interiors designed and styled by Connie Alessi from Alessi Design and Build and finishing touches by stylist, Lisa Madigan, the eco-conscious hotel brings the outdoors in, and proudly showcases Australian artists and designers at every corner. A selection of curated vintage and one-off pieces adorn the lobby and public spaces, with artworks from Ash Leslie, Johnny Payne Ngale and Lean Timms and furnishings by Sarah Ellison, Rachel Donath and McMullin & Co an instant standout.

With bold, striking wallpapers from Kingdom Home Design adorning each of the guestrooms – some featuring pineapples, others with palm fronds or roses, and a beautiful collection of artworks from Australian artists, 202 Elizabeth promises to delight and surprise at every corner. From The Surry room, complete with sleek bathrooms, a rain shower, heavenly king-size beds, and luxurious touches, to The Lizzy, a grand suite poised on the top floor with a double vanity, walk-in rain shower and bathtub.

Spanning six floors of laid-back style and design brilliance, with an incredible rooftop space which overlooks Surry Hills and grand Central rail tracks below, 202 Elizabeth is unlike any boutique hotel in Sydney. With a ground floor outdoor courtyard and a soon to open Handpicked Wines outpost and wine tasting room which will double as an area for guests to work from, the property is thoughtfully designed and waiting to be discovered. 

Furry friends are also welcome at 202 Elizabeth, while locals will be welcomed through the door with plans for morning neighbourhood yoga sessions to be held on the rooftop.

Designed and built by Sydney based Design and Construction firm Alessi Design and Build led by Connie Alessi, 202 Elizabeth has deep roots in sustainability, with sustainable goat hair carpet and awe-inspiring wooden fire escape stairs that are encased by glass and run down the centre of the hotel. Due to a lack of access to the site, the hotel was built from the inside out using cross-laminated timber (CLT), most of which was built offsite and then lifted into place by cranes. As a result, the hotel features exposed timber throughout the property including the lift shaft and the main feature, the escape stairs. 

CLT is the only readily available carbon-negative structural material and during construction, there is zero waste. Meaning 202 Elizabeth is one of the most sustainably built hotels in the city.

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