Tonkin Zulaikha Greer designs Unlisted Collection’s The Old Clare Hotel

Unlisted Collection announced plans for the Old Clare Hotel in Sydney, Australia. The re-imagination of Chippendale’s Clare Hotel and Carlton United Brewery (CUB) Administration Building will be unveiled this July, when the property will be launched as The Old Clare Hotel, Sydney.

Located in the Chippendale area, on the corner of Broadway and Kensington Street, The Old Clare Hotel, Sydney will offer a total of 62 guestrooms featuring soaring ceilings with heritage timber paneling, exposed original brick and contemporary design to create a semi-industrial feel.

This urban environment includes the design of Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects, known for its work with existing structures.


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The Old Clare Hotel’s reception will come complete with a bar. This bar will be located within the original pub area of the Clare Hotel. A rooftop bar, located next to a 14-meter pool on the rooftop of the CUB Administration Building, will offer views of Sydney.

Facilities at The Old Clare Hotel will include a private gym and day spa, as well as a heritage restored meeting space for up to 24 guests.

In collaboration with Unlisted Collection, three independent restaurants offering different dining experiences will also open in July. Clayton Wells, formerly of Momofuku Seiobo and Quay, will open his first restaurant, Automata, on Kensington Street. Sam Miller, former executive sous chef at S.Pellegrino World’s Best Restaurant Noma, will also open his first solo restaurant, Silvereye, on the second floor of The Old Clare Hotel. Meanwhile, British chef Jason Atherton will open his first Australian venue, Kensington Street Social, a 120-seat space.

The Old Clare Hotel is the work of the Unlisted Collection, owned by Singaporean hotelier and restaurateur Loh Lik Peng. The recreation of the two heritage buildings is an adaptive conversion and is the group’s first Australian endeavor. 

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