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The Grace Hotel

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Property Information:

The Grace Hotel is an elegantly restored heritage listed Neo Gothic hotel built in 1930. Situated in the heart of Sydney's CBD, The Grace Hotel fronts three of Sydney's most prominent streets - York, King and Clarence. Guests will enjoy the location sensation only minutes walk from all the attractions of Darling Harbour, Cockle Bay and King St. Wharf. Also within walking distance are the best shopping districts, with the Queen Victoria Building (QVB), David Jones city stores, Myers at Sydney Central Plaza and Pitt Street Mall at their doorstep. Additionally, guests will be delighted to find nearby The Rocks, Circular Quay, Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House.

Plaza Parking operates a 60 space car park beneath the Hotel, offering discounted parking rates to in-house guests and conference delegates. Guests pay a rate of $35 per 24 hour period (multiple entries allowed), with hourly rates available if this time period is exceeded. The entrance to the car park is located on Clarence Street at the rear of the Hotel.

Guest Facilities:
  • 24 hour reception and room service
  • 3 restaurants
  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Gym
  • 16 function rooms
  • Dry cleaning and valet service
  • Ice machine on every floor
  • Undercover security parking
  • 3 superior rooms have been converted to accommodate disabled or less mobile guests
The History

The Grace Building was constructed during the late 1920s and opened in 1930 by the Australian department store impresarios, the Grace Brothers, as their Sydney headquarters. Inspired by the Chicago Tribune building in the USA, the Grace exemplified the Neo Gothic architectural style and contained state of the art innovations and facilities for its time.

The Grace was commandeered by the Australian Government in 1942 for the use of General Douglas MacArthur during his South Pacific operations in World War II and continued to be used in the ensuing years for government administration purposes.

Extensive renovation during the 1990s retained and meticulously restored its many original features such as light fittings, lifts, stairwells, high pressed-metal ceilings, marble floors, wide hallways and elegant decorative ironwork.

The Grace Building has been recently classified as a heritage building, integral to the Sydney CBD landscape, by The Australian National Trust and officially opened as The Grace Hotel in June 1997.

Neo Restaurant: is The Grace's signature restaurant. With a contemporary look and feel, Neo specialises in modern Australian cuisine, which has been finely tuned to satisfy the most particular taste buds. Creating a relaxed and informal environment, Neo Bar is the ideal venue to unwind at the end of your day.

Grace Cafe: Experience the newly refurbished, contemporary Grace Café. Enjoy our fresh menu with daily specials in a stress-free dining atmosphere, right in the heart of the CBD. Open for breakfast, lunch & dinner, 7 days a week.

Grace Brasserie: Located on level 2, The Grace Brasserie is open daily and offers a full buffet breakfast and lunch, with the Asian Buffet Lunch featured on weekdays. The Brasserie is also available for conference and luncheon groups of twenty or more, with a maximum capacity of 180. Variety is the spice at the Grace Brasserie’s Asian Buffet. Enjoy a selection of Asian delicacies from Malaysia, Vietnam, Japan, Indonesia, India and Thailand including freshly made salads & sumptuous desserts by our chefs.

P.J. O'Briens: Enjoy the 'Craic' at P.J. O'Briens, Sydney's famous Irish pub, imported direct from Ireland. Open 7 days a week from 11:00am until late. Serving lunch, dinner and bar snacks complimented by the best Guinness in Sydney.

Conferences & Functions:

Their fifteen function rooms spread over 2 atrium floors can be used in classroom, banquet, cocktail, theatre, cabaret or U-shaped formats. With natural light and full conference facilities, they can be combined to accommodate up to 500 people.

  • Conference Concierge located on Level 2
  • On-site audio-visual technician
  • State-of-the-art audio-visual equipment available
  • Elegant Art Deco surroundings
  • Broadband wireless technology in conference rooms on level 2
  • Natural light in thirteen of our fifteen conference rooms

Accommodation Information:

Their elegant, spacious rooms are peaceful and luxurious, with thoughtful amenities ensuring that being away from home and the office is a pleasure for all your senses.

The Grace Hotel has 382 spacious Guest Rooms dispersed over 11 floors. They have all been designed with the frequent traveller in mind; with the latest in modern telecommunications including broadband, voice mail and data points installed in every room. The Interactive television features in-room movies and also allows guests to program wake-up calls, order room service, view their account at any time during their stay and use the Express Checkout service. The Grace beds are internationally renowned for their exceptional comfort and on request, may even be purchased by guests. Individual comfort is also enhanced with our feather comforters and pillows, maximising guest satisfaction. Each room is conveniently equipped with an iron, ironing board, climate control, in-room safe, refreshment centre and fully stocked minibar.

  • Spacious Superior rooms
  • Deluxe Rooms, Corner Suites and Business Suites with dual line telephones
  • Three rooms tailored for any disabled guests
  • Renowned King-sized beds with feather comforters and pillows
  • In-room entertainment including cable TV and movies
  • Purpose designed work desk with task lighting, three telephones, data ports and voice mail
  • Broadband/data points on the side of each telephone which offers easy access to the internet while your personal voice mail collects all your phone messages when your phone is busy or away from your room. We offer Broadband Internet access in all rooms
  • In-room safe and refreshment centre, iron, ironing board and hairdryer
  • Dedicated non-smoking floors
  • 24 hour Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning, Laundry and Valet service
  • Ice Machines on level 5, 7, 9 and 11

Location Information:

Sydney is the perfect holiday destination for everyone - singles, couples and family. Whatever time of the year, Sydney offers a mind-boggling choice when it comes to shopping, dining, clubbing and tourist attractions. Indulge in the finest food at some of the world's best restaurants or go on a shopping frenzy at the many weekend markets for unique Australia finds. Or better yet, chill out at Bondi and soak in the beach culture, or climb the world-renowned icon- the Sydney Harbour Bridge for a thrilling adventure.

But there's more to Sydney than just the city hub. The close proximity of surrounding regions like the Southern Highlands, Blue Mountains, Hunter Valley and Port Stephens, each with its own unique character and charm allows you to enjoy the best of city and country life. Just hop on a car and go on a fulfilling self-drive experience, or travel on the train, bus or eco-tour to the majestic mountain ranges & World Heritage Rainforests of the Blue Mountains, delightful wine growing areas in the Hunter Wine Country, endless white sandy beaches at Port Stephens, old English country charm at Southern Highlands and idyllic coastline drive along Illawarra region.

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