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Sustainable luxury

Newcastle has welcomed the city’s first five-star hotel, preserving its legacy and protecting its future.

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Sustainable hospitality company Crystalbrook Collection has opened the doors of its highly anticipated five-star hotel Crystalbrook Kingsley this month, bringing a new level of sustainable luxury to the gateway of the Hunter Valley.

Situated in the heart of Newcastle’s CBD opposite Civic Park, Crystalbrook Kingsley has transformed the city’s former Council Administration Centre, locally known as the Roundhouse, into an elegant and sophisticated 130-room hotel.

Preserving the original facade of the original space, this new hotel is a celebration of Newcastle’s history and its bright future. The interiors, for example, feature a plush interior inspired by the city’s coal-mining past, a rooftop bar and restaurant – named Romberg’s and Roundhouse, respectively – and a ground-level café.

Fully grown olive trees create a natural canopy of stippled shade over tables throughout the day at the Roundhouse restaurant, affording guests the experience of dining in a curated orchard with a menu that consists of 80 percent produce derived within a three-kilometre radius.

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In an Australian first, Crystalbrook Kingsley will have 100-percent waste-free bathrooms, with all bathroom amenities biodegradable or recyclable.

Other sustainable initiatives include using upcycled and recycled material in construction, a single-use plastic-free environment, keyless room access and paperless check-in/check-out.

All rooms and suites come equipped with technology sweeteners including tablet control centres, STAYCAST by Google for video streaming, and access to hundreds of recent release complimentary movies.

To find out more, click here.

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