Kensington Street will soon be home to a boutique hotel by international boutique hotel group, ‘Unlisted Collection’. The group is known for properties which are fresh, unconventional and out of the norm, and set within sensitively restored heritage listed buildings that are re-adapted into radical, cutting edge lifestyle concepts that culminate into an unforgettable experience for guests.
Kensington Street is a very special part of Central Park, where the character and history of this venerable old brewery site is celebrated on a very human scale, with clever adaptive re-use of heritage buildings merged with contemporary new structures.
Unlisted Collection: will develop two lovely old heritage buildings - the former Carlton and United Brewery’s administration building and The Clare Hotel - on the corner of Kensington Street and Broadway.
Unlisted Collection’s: Central Park property will consist of 60 rooms, a spectacular rooftop bar and swimming pool, two signature restaurants fronting Kensington Street and a dedicated dessert restaurant. A marquee chef will head the food and beverage team.
Unlisted Collection: has retained Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects to design and document the $20 million adaption. The two heritage buildings will be retained and joined by a contemporary steel and glass building, spanning the existing laneway, making a spectacular naturally lit hotel foyer, with access off both Kensington Street and the new Carlton Road. Heritage features such as timber panelled boardrooms and historic CUB entertaining areas will be retained, with contemporary additions, creating a vibrant and comfortable urban hotel. The unique industrial qualities of the Carlton and United Brewery's heyday will be evidenced throughout the hotel.
Frasers Property Australia CEO Guy Pahor said, “The adaptive re-use of these two heritage buildings is the cornerstone of the Kensington Street restoration. Dining experiences and accommodation of this standard and distinctive character will fill a big gap in Sydney’s southern CBD precinct.”
Launching its first boutique hotel, Hotel 1929, in Singapore in 2003, Unlisted Collection: has since expanded to operate six hotel properties and 11 restaurants, located in Singapore, London and Shanghai. Properties include New Majestic Hotel and Wanderlust in Singapore, Town Hall Hotel and Apartments in London, and The Waterhouse in Shanghai.

Central Park’s visionary merger of iconic new architecture with the intelligent retention and restoration of the site’s heritage fabric is a mix we find uniquely appealing and entirely consistent with our approach.

- Mr. Loh
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