WHERE TO STAY: Fullerton Hotel Sydney Newly opened in October 2019, the Fullerton Hotel Sydney is the perfect honeymoon destination for history buffs. The majestic heritage hotel, sister property of the Fullerton Hotel Singapore, occupies a prime location in Martin Place in the middle of Sydney’s Central Business District, inside the former General Post Office (GPO) building.
With 416 rooms and suites, newlyweds can enjoy five-star treatment and exclusive perks including late check-in, premium amenities and a complimentary upgrade (depending on availability). Couples can also indulge in a fusion of cultures at the hotel’s main restaurant, The Place, which serves a mix of modern Australian cuisine and authentic Southeast Asian dishes inside a light-filled, six-storey glass atrium overlooking the GPO. Must-try dishes include Singaporean chicken rice and spicy seafood laksa, but couples shouldn’t miss out on a true Fullerton tradition, the signature afternoon tea set at The Bar, stacked with sweet and savoury items including fluffy scones, served with TWG teas.
Honeymooners will love the hotel’s complimentary 90-minute heritage tours, limited to small groups, that explore the building’s vibrant history, which dates back to 1874. Couples will be guided through little-known facts about the building and its intricate stonework, including the controversial Pitt Street carvings that offer a glimpse into what life used to be like in Sydney’s early days. Other Fullerton experiences for couples include bespoke itineraries revolving around heritage, culture, art and dining, making for a memorable, historic honeymoon.
Clockwise from top: The grand staircase in the Fullerton Hotel Sydney; the hotel is located inside the city’s historic General Post Office building; the Martin Place suite features a spacious living room