Capella Sydney recognised in prestigious Travel + Leisure’s 2024 ‘it list’ of best new hotels

Capella Sydney recognised in prestigious Travel + Leisure’s 2024 ‘it list’ of best new hotels
Edited by Travel Weekly

    Capella Sydney has been recognised as one of the best new hotels of the year according to the prestigious Travel + Leisure 2024 It List, solidifying its position as one of the most exceptional new hotels worldwide.

    The annual Travel + Leisure It List spotlights the luxury hotels, resorts and, for the first time, cruise ships, that have made the biggest impression on Travel + Leisure’s editors and contributors. Over the past year, they have personally vetted and evaluated hundreds of new and renovated properties and cruise ships across the globe, which were then narrowed down to just 100.

    Capella was just one of three hotels to make the list, also on the list were Pelorus Private Island, Australia and Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island, Australia. 

    After a meticulous seven-year restoration and renovation, Capella Sydney opened its doors in March 2023, introducing guests to a new level of unparalleled luxury in the heart of the harbour city. Occupying an entire city block just moments from Circular Quay, the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Capella Sydney has ushered in a new benchmark destination of luxury accommodation, exceptional cuisine, and unrivalled cultural immersion.

    Housed within the historically significant department of education building which was originally designed in the 1900s by NSW government architect George McRae, Capella Sydney forms part of the city’s prestigious Sandstone Precinct.

    Meticulously restored and reimagined by Pontiac Land, the building now serves as a symbol of Sydney’s rich heritage and modern sophistication.

    Marc von Arnim, general manager of Capella Sydney said, “We are incredibly honoured to receive this prestigious recognition from Travel + Leisure as one of the world’s finest new hotels. This achievement speaks volumes about the unwavering dedication, passion and creativity that our team invests in ensuring an exceptional experience for every guest. I am tremendously proud of their efforts.”

    “At Capella Sydney, our commitment lies in curating culture and crafting unforgettable experiences for our guests. Through our team of Culturists and our Capella Curates program, guests can uncover the true essence of Sydney, where each experience is meticulously tailored to offer authentic insights and unique moments throughout their stay,” he added.

    From captivating architectural walks led by Eoghan Lewis, to indulgent luxury sailing excursions aboard the esteemed Southwinds vessel, where guests are treated to champagne and local oysters while cruising Sydney Harbour, Capella Sydney’s bespoke resort programming offers an ever-changing itinerary of luxurious experiences tailored to the discerning traveller.


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