SYD­NEY

THE HAR­BOR CITY CON­TIN­UES TO GROW WITH NEW BOU­TIQUE ROOMS AND SEA­SIDE SANC­TU­AR­IES.

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+ The open­ing of Para­mount House Ho­tel (para­mount house­ho­tel.com; dou­bles

from A$240) in ever-hip Surry Hills was the last notch in the cul­tural re­birth of the 1940s Para­mount build­ing, which also houses Golden Age Cin­ema, Para­mount Cof­fee Project and new ar­rival Poly restau­rant. The 29-room bou­tique ho­tel of­fers a va­ri­ety of lay­outs fea­tur­ing big win­dows, ter­razzo-tiled bath­rooms and Ja­panese-style wooden tubs. Aus­tralian-sourced ameni­ties cel­e­brate lo­cal faves, with Ae­sop toi­letries; mini-bar snacks by nearby bar­be­cue joint LP's Qual­ity Meats; nat­u­ral wines by Tom Shob­brook from the Barossa; and linens by Mel­bournebased Cul­tiver.

+ Over in Syd­ney's more bo­hemian In­ner West, The Col­lec­tion­ist

Ho­tel (col­lec­tion­istho­tel. com.au; dou­bles from A$153) fits in with its in­di­vid­u­al­ist neigh­bors, call­ing it­self: “no nor­mal ho­tel.” Guests can choose-their-ow­nad­ven­ture at check-in, pick­ing their fa­vorite room from four types and 39 unique in­te­ri­ors: “Ar­ti­san” rooms flaunt hand­made art pieces like col­or­ful ceram­ics on for­est-green walls; “Moon­shine” rooms have painted mu­rals (choose from rolling clouds or graf­fiti-style im­agery) and full kitchens.

+ Sit­ting pretty be­tween Dar­ling Har­bour and growing ur­ban de­vel­op­ment project Baranga­roo, West Ho­tel (west­ho­tel.com.au; dou­bles from A$238) opened in Jan­uary to add a dose of de­signer so­phis­ti­ca­tion. The 182 pre­mium rooms are com­ple­mented by Solan­der Din­ing and Bar's mod­ern Aus­tralian fare and botan­i­calin­spired cock­tails, best sipped in the fes­toon-lit gar­den atrium. – E.B.

FROM TOP: The Col­lec­tion­ist's Pepo Melone room; West Ho­tel's gleam­ing ex­te­rior.

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