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1888 Hotel Sydney Review – Part 1

1888 hotel pink stitch rose petal bath -4 copy My experience of 1888 Hotel, Sydney, and gratuitous personal outfit photos shot therein.

In my mind, a hotel has always been just a place you sleep whilst on your travels. Therefore, any basic lodging that provides clean linen and working sewerage was acceptable by my standards. However, during our trip to Sydney for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2015 last week, I experienced a day in the life of my friend Kurt from Blogger’s Boyfriend – two suitcases and a wallet full of luxury hotel loyalty cards – and I’ve come to appreciate the importance of an excellent hotel experience to a memorable trip. For a portion of our stay, we elected for 1888 Hotel, Eatery and Bar on the basis of its obvious ‘Instagram-ability‘. The building in which 1888 has been installed was a wool store in its past life, lovingly converted into this 90 room luxury hotel (the year in which the old wool store was built, 1888, lends the hotel’s namesake). The aesthetics are this hotel’s best asset – its original exposed brick walls, rustic wood beams and large industrial windows, characteristic of 1800’s industrial architecture. The restoration and interior design is in every way glamorous, from the luxe old-world-meets-new furnishings to its grand lobby ceiling, which extends to the top floor (creating an impressive view from the glass elevators). 1888 hotel is ’boutique’, in the most literal sense. The lowest priced and aptly named ‘Shoebox’ room, while beautifully outfitted, is a mere 15 sq m. We opted for the much more generous Williamson room during out stay. However, even this, while being the largest room in the hotel, is still just 26 sq m together with the main living space and loft bedroom – more on this in Part 2. But the clever layout of the hotel makes use of ever opportunity to open up spaces, raise ceilings (3 metres in each room) and flood the interior with light, making it is so easy forget all together the modest footprint of this old wool store. The warm atmosphere and gorgeous settings of 1888 Hotel conjures feelings of, not a stay in the heart of a stifling metropolis, but a visit to a grand estate in the country somewhere.

Angora Knit – Acne Studios Front Split Distressed Denim Pencil Skirt – OneTeaspoon (from Ollie & Sons Perth) Sneakers – Nike Shoulder Bag – Celine Watch – Erroyl Watch Company

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Photography by Kurt from Blogger’s Boyfriend

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  • Mel
    24 April 2015 at 1:49 am

    So many cool vibes – your outfit and that location are too on point 🙂

    xx, Mel

    • Jiawa Liu
      24 April 2015 at 9:51 am

      Thanks so much Mel! The look of this place killed me. We spent the whole time taking photos haha

    24 April 2015 at 5:26 am

    What an amazing outfit. And your picture are very beautiful. #GreatInspiration

    Follow me on GFC, I always follow back.

    • Jiawa Liu
      24 April 2015 at 9:50 am

      Thanks so much girl. Love your style! I wish I could follow you on GFC dear, but as I’m using WordPress I don’t have it 🙁

  • Eva Eliza
    24 April 2015 at 6:55 pm

    Beautiful post dear! Stunning!

    • Jiawa Liu
      24 April 2015 at 9:58 pm

      Aw thanks love!

  • Rena
    25 April 2015 at 3:32 am

    Your look with the denim skirt is perfect and I would love to wear it exactly in that way <3
    xx from Germany/Bavaria, Rena
    International Giveaway: Zatchels Bag as Thank-You for the Supporter of my Hobby

    • Jiawa Liu
      28 April 2015 at 12:05 pm

      Thank you so much! I never used to like denim skirts because they always used to make them quite short, but I’m a huge fan of the denim pencil skirt!

  • Beauty Follower
    25 April 2015 at 7:58 pm

    Wonderful place indeed!

    Have a lovely weekend / Καλό Σαββατοκύριακο 🙂

    • Jiawa Liu
      28 April 2015 at 12:03 pm

      Yes, I’m definitely staying there again!

  • Maria Marques
    25 April 2015 at 8:46 pm

    Loving that skirt, girl! And that location is awesome.

    Love, Maria

    • Jiawa Liu
      28 April 2015 at 12:02 pm

      Yes, it was an Instagrammer’s dream! haha

  • Giha
    27 April 2015 at 10:43 am

    Very cozy place and I love your neutral assemble as always!


    • Jiawa Liu
      28 April 2015 at 12:02 pm

      Aw thank you! My daily uniform 🙂

  • carolina g. ticala
    27 April 2015 at 9:43 pm

    nice pics,i follow you on instagram,pinterest,google+,bloglovin and tweeter,i hope you follow me back!!!kiss

    • Jiawa Liu
      28 April 2015 at 12:01 pm

      Aw thanks so much babe!

  • kurt
    2 May 2015 at 9:25 pm

    i may just copy ur amazing writing to mine !

    • Jiawa Liu
      4 May 2015 at 11:20 am

      LOL damn lazy!

    12 May 2015 at 4:44 pm

    looks absolutely great – cool interior! I’ll keep in mind…
    bisou, mirjam

    • Jiawa Liu
      12 May 2015 at 9:17 pm

      Yes, it was a beautiful hotel!

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