Put away your passport. One of the best ways to take a break is by not crossing international date lines or even state boarders, but enjoying your home town like a tourist. And we think there could be no better candidate for a Staycation than the Paramount House Hotel. Named Hotel of the Year in the 2018 Gourmet Traveller Australian Hotel Awards, PHH offers 29 rooms that featured natural light, soft French bedlinen, luscious potted plants, indoor-outdoor spaces and minibars worth staying in for. Of the boutique hotel, Gourmet Traveller’s panel of expert reviewers revealed that “[it’s] unique appeal lies in the strength of the building’s creative community and the immediate neighbourhood.” This creative community includes:
- Paramount Coffee Project for breakfast, lunch and Sydney’s best coffee (it’s official!);
- the rooftop Paramount Recreation Club and Kiosk where you can work out with a trainer-led class, chill out with yoga or a massage, or pig out (healthily) on their new winter menu;
- new-comer Poly for a sophisticated dinner and drinks;
- the iconic Golden Age Bar and Cinema for movies and a nightcap;
- and of course our own Paramount office space.
With all this on offer, there’s no need to even leave the block however a quick Uber in any direction will take you to Sydney’s finest tourist destinations: north to Circular Quay and the Opera House; South will take you deeper into hipster Surry Hills; East to the high street shops of Paddington; and West to the galleries of Chippendale. As minibar connoisseurs, our friends at PHH have generously offered a $20 minibar credit so you can curl up in those gorgeous beds and watch Netflix as you tuck into a range of delicious, locally sourced treats including cheese from Formaggi Ocello, charcuterie from LP’s Quality Meats and wine from William Downie and Tom Shobbrook. Still yearning for summer? You can recreate the summer feels, whether you are staying at the hotel or not, by booking an infrared sauna experience with the Paramount Rec Club. Nimbus Co. has taken up residency with a beautiful glasshouse among the cacti on the rooftop. Infrared saunas are not only relaxing but provide a range of health benefits including muscle pain relief, increased metabolism and immunity, cellulite reduction and improved skin tone (and they’re certainly cheaper and quicker than a trip to The Maldives!)
When: July 2019
How: Make your booking via [email protected] and use the code RAIDTHEBAR when you book. Prices start from $260 per night. Offer 2 courtesy of Paramount Recreation Club
What: Win a free Nimbus Co infrared sauna experience;
When: July 2019
How: To enter please email [email protected] by Friday the 26th of July 2019. Book a one hour restorative rooftop infrared sauna experience Monday – Friday 9-5pm via [email protected] Prices are $60 – $90 per hour.