Heritage restored Hotel Morris to reopen in Sydney next week

Heritage restored Hotel Morris to reopen in Sydney next week
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Hotel Morris from Handwritten Collection will open on 14 June as an 82-bedroom boutique hotel and bar.

The Sydney property originally opened in 1929 and was Australia’s tallest hotel for 34 years. It is a rare example of the renowned Inter-War Palazzo style by notable architect, Virgil Dante Cizzio. The privately owned property is set to be operated by Accor and will be one of Australia’s first Handwritten Collection hotels.

The new global portfolio of bespoke Handwritten Collection hotels is unique, design-led properties with strong local relevance.

Bar Morris is the hotel’s 40-seat art deco-inspired wine bar – a hotel bar reimagined. The day-to-night menu focuses on simple, seasonal produce, infused with Italian influences, set to a hotel-curated soundtrack of funk and soul music. Newly appointed head chef Rosy Scatigna is a young culinary star on the rise. At just 30, Rosy still brings with her a wealth of experience from renowned and respected restaurants.

BAR MORRIS head chef Rosy Scatigna (Steven Woodburn)

HOTEL MORRIS Bar Morris (Credit: Steven Woodburn)

Born in Southern Italy and studying at the famous Alma, International School of Italian Cuisine, she went on to work at numerous Michelin-star restaurants across Italy and the UK. Most recently, Rosy was Senior Sous Chef at two hatted Shell House. Now in her first head chef role, Rosy brings her authentic Italian heritage, extensive culinary expertise, and passionate offbeat personality to Bar Morris. The Italian inspired share menu is fun and dynamic, focusing on simple and convivial dishes.

Ascend above and discover the 82 beautifully appointed art deco style guest rooms, with six ensuite varieties. The Australiana influenced rooms have exuberant golden mustard tones and Jarrah wood accents which add warmth. Custom furniture, the use of Calacatta and blue Roma marble, brass detailing and bold amber onyx stone finishes provide a sense of opulence and reference the rich detailing of the exterior of the building and Bar Morris.

HOTEL MORRIS Grande Suite (Credit: Steven Morris)

Located in the heart of the city on Pitt Street, near Central Station, Capital Theatre and World Square, Hotel Morris is a beautifully restored heritage hotel, and a unique piece of Sydney’s history.

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