Hotel Inspiration

If you're looking for cutting edge design ideas when renovating your home, the natural place to start is a magazine or design book. But what about visiting one of the boutique hotels around the country for inspiration?

These small designer hotels attract a creative clientele looking for sophisticated design, comfort) and convenience.

For between $200 and $300, you can test drive the latest interior styles from our hottest designers, as well as enjoy a luxury break.

Shannon visited two of Sydney's most beautiful boutique hotels:

  • The Medusa, once a grand heritage hotel before it became a boutique hotel.Award-winning architect Scott Weston has used his theatrical flair and sense of humour to bring the hotel to life, with its bold mix of kitsch and contemporary.
  • The Establishment is the home away from home for the travelling glamour industry. Built from the ruins of a grand 19th century warehouse, it features a combination of elegance and warmth with a touch of the exotic. Its chic contemporary design creates a feeling of urban zen, perfect for anyone in need of some R&R!


Medusa Hotel
267 Darlinghurst Road
Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Ph: (02) 9331 1000

The Establishment Hotel
5 Bridge Lane
Sydney NSW 2000
Ph: (02) 9240 3100

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