PICTURES: Crystalbrook is bringing five-star eco-luxury to Newcastle

Newcastle’s first five-star hotel, Crystalbrook Kingsley, is now taking reservations ahead of its June opening.

Crystalbrook Collections has revamped the city’s iconic Roundhouse building, which served as Newcastle’s administration centre in the 1970s, to give Australia’s seventh-largest city a taste of sustainable luxury.

Due to open its doors on 15 June, the hotel features 130 contemporary rooms and suites, with urban, park and harbour views.

In an Australian first, Kingsley will have 100 per cent waste-free bathrooms, with all bathroom amenities biodegradable or recyclable.

Other sustainable solutions include the use of upcycled and recycled materials in construction, a single-use plastic-free environment, keyless room access and paperless check-in and check-out.

All rooms and suites come equipped with tech sweeteners including tablet control centres to order in-room dining or a room tidy-up, STAYCAST by Google for video streaming and access to hundreds of recent release complimentary movies.

The best part? The hotel features a rooftop restaurant and bar, where 80 per cent of the produce is grown within a three-hour radius of the hotel.

The name Kingsley is a tribute to Newcastle’s heritage and the city’s earlier name of Kingston, which dates back to 1804.

Carl Taranto, general manager at Crystalbrook Kingsley, said: “Championing Newcastle’s heritage and embracing the City’s shifting landscape is at the heart of the hotel.

“Locals and visitors alike will be able to see this threaded through the interior design, which is a contemporary take on our mining history, and in our partnerships, our restaurant and bar concepts and in our food and beverage offering.

“This is a significant and immensely exciting opening for both Newcastle and Crystalbrook Collection’s growing portfolio of luxury hotels and resorts.”

Crystalbrook Kingsley has two launch offers for you and your clients to take advantage of, including saving 10 per cent when they book an urban room from the Crystalbrook Collection website with promo code THE CROWD.

The code can also be used to save 10 per cent on the ‘Reveal’ package, which includes accommodation, breakfast and signature cocktails for two.