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Housed in the heritage-listed Department of Education Building, this 6-star hotel offers an unparalleled blend of history, culture, and contemporary elegance.


Each of the 192 guest rooms and suites is a sanctuary of tranquillity, with high ceilings, an abundance of natural light, and a soothing colour palette. The spacious accommodations, ranging from 50sqm to a generous 245sqm, are designed to meet the discerning tastes of the well-traveled elite.

The culinary offerings at Capella Sydney are a gastronomic delight. The ground level is home to the charming Brasserie 1930 and the contemporary art-deco McRae Bar, where guests can savour locally sourced produce in a city renowned for its vibrant food culture.

For those seeking rejuvenation, the Auriga Spa offers a range of indulgent treatments, and the 20-meter heated indoor pool provides a serene retreat.

Whether you’re here for business or pleasure, Capella Sydney offers an unrivalled stay that caters to your every need.

  • Location: Capella Sydney is located in the heritage-listed Department of Education Building, occupying an entire city block, encircled by Loftus, Bridge, and Young Streets1. It’s nestled in close proximity to Sydney’s commercial, arts, and cultural districts and at the heart of Sydney’s latest retail and hospitality precinct.
  • Design: The hotel’s stylish and contemporary interiors juxtapose the old-world heritage charm, creating a serene atmosphere and a peaceful escape from the bustling surrounds of Circular Quay and the northern Sydney CBD1. The central atrium features a bespoke art installation ‘Meadow’ by Studio Drift.
  • Accommodation: Capella Sydney offers 192 spacious guest rooms and suites. Standard guest rooms are spacious averaging over 50sqm whilst suites range up to 245sqm. All guest rooms feature high ceilings and offer a sense of calm with muted tones and a neutral color palette as well as an abundance of natural light.
  • Dining: The ground level of Capella Sydney is home to multiple food and beverage offerings1. This includes the charming anchor restaurant Brasserie 1930 and contemporary art-deco McRae Bar3. Diners can enjoy a culinary experience that offers locally sourced produce in a city renowned for its food culture.
  • Wellness: Guests can indulge in rejuvenating treatments at Auriga Spa or swim in the 20-meter heated indoor pool on level six.
  • Awards: Capella Sydney has received several awards including the No.1 Best Hotel Brand in the World at the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2023.
  • Offers: Capella Sydney offers various packages such as the ‘Stay 3 Nights and Save’ and 'Auriga Wellness Transformation’.
  • Historic Charm: Experience the unique blend of heritage and modernity in the heart of Sydney, with the hotel occupying the heritage-listed Department of Education Building.
  • Luxurious Accommodation: Enjoy the tranquility of 192 spacious guest rooms and suites, each designed with high ceilings, natural light, and a soothing color palette.
  • Culinary Delights: Savor locally sourced produce at the charming Brasserie 1930 and the contemporary art-deco McRae Bar, reflecting Sydney’s vibrant food culture.
  • Wellness and Relaxation: Indulge in rejuvenating treatments at Auriga Spa and take a dip in the serene 20-meter heated indoor pool.
  • Award-Winning Service: Experience the world-class service of Capella Sydney, recognized as the No.1 Best Hotel Brand in the World at the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2023.
  • Prime Location: Explore Sydney’s commercial, arts, and cultural districts, all within close proximity to the hotel.
  • Heritage Preservation: Capella Sydney is housed in the heritage-listed Department of Education Building1. The project took a conscientious approach to limit excavation and embodied carbon1. By consolidating back-of-house areas for Capella Sydney and the Lands Building next door, excavation for services was minimised, reducing both costs and environmental impact1. The preservation of heritage elements, such as sandstone facades, demonstrated a commitment to environmental stewardship1.
  • Sustainable Design: The design of Capella Sydney is a testament to how a thoughtful blend of heritage preservation and modern design can create a sustainable and luxurious space1. The project’s commitment to minimising excavation and preserving historical elements showcases a dedication to environmental responsibility1.
  • Local Sourcing: Capella Sydney supports local farmers and promotes sustainable agriculture by sourcing locally grown organic produce for its restaurants. The hotel uses only free-range eggs and cage-free poultry in all its menus, and 99% of its signature restaurant, Brasserie 1930's food menu is locally sourced within Australia.
  • Cultural Conservation: For Capella Sydney, sustainability also expands into the conservation of the city’s culture and heritage. The hotel was opened as part of a conservation project to save a heritage building in Australia.
  • Sydney Seaplanes: Sydney Seaplanes offers a unique and exciting way to explore the stunning Sydney Harbour and beyond. Their services include scenic flights over the city’s iconic landmarks, as well as charter flights to exquisite waterfront restaurants and remote beaches. Their new terminal, Empire Lounge, is a luxurious cocktail bar that promises an experience like no other in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs.
  • Firedoor Restaurant: Located in Surry Hills, Firedoor is a leading restaurant with world-renowned head chef Lennox Hastie. They serve amazing and delicate dishes, all cooked by the beauty of wood fire.
  • Restaurant Hubert: This restaurant offers a unique dining experience with a French twist. Located on Bligh Street, it’s just a short walk from Capella Sydney.
  • Ester Restaurant: Located in the inner-city suburb of Chippendale, Ester is an intimate, modern Australian restaurant by award-winning chef Mat Lindsay. The wood-fired oven drives the menu and is complemented by a compact but eclectic list of natural wines from Australia and around the world.
  • Quay Restaurant: Quay is one of the country’s most celebrated restaurants, offering either a 6-course menu or an 8-course menu. The restaurant offers a unique dining experience with a view of Sydney Harbour.
  • BridgeClimb Sydney: Experience the thrill of climbing the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge. This unforgettable adventure offers panoramic views of the city, the harbour, and its surroundings.
  • Earth v Sky: Visit Bicentennial Park in Glebe to witness the dynamic artwork by Allan Giddy. Powered by a wind turbine, two magnificent Moreton Bay fig trees are bathed in coloured light that changes in response to the evening sky during sunset.
  • The drive from Sydney Airport to Sydney takes about 15 minutes.
  • Private Transfer: Capella Sydney can arrange private transfers from Sydney Airport, which is about 30 minutes by road1. This service offers a comfortable and hassle-free journey from the airport to the hotel.
  • Luxury Car Rental: Luxury travellers can also opt for a luxury car rental service available at Sydney Airport. This allows the flexibility and convenience of travelling at your own pace.






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