Crown Towers Sydney Barangaroo Review: Next Level Luxury in Barangaroo
Having a strong emotional response to a wash is a first for me. But as the high-tech, fully mechanized robotic toilet in my marble-clad bathroom automatically lifted its motorized cover – as if to say ‘hello over there’ with a big, friendly smile – I couldn’t help myself. to let out a little chirping of joy.
Listen intently and you’ll likely hear gasps of joy and similar sighs of joy during your stay at the almost overly opulent Crown Towers Resort in Barangaroo. Every plush inch of this ‘six star hotel’ – Sydney’s first – is designed to impress. Not just to impress, not just to satisfy, but to leave her jawbone on the floor.
As I carefully settle down in the seat (already pleasantly warmed to just above body temperature), it seems to me that this encounter with a robotic toilet might just be the most apt analogy for the Crown Towers experience. . At first glance, this hotel dazzles with its grandiose gestures and flawless showboating, such as the installation of $ 6,000 toilets in each of its 349 rooms. However, where it really stands out is in its intimate details – moments of private indulgence (like finding out that the aforementioned robot toilet has an automated high-pressure bidet function) that make you feel like the right person. most pampered of the whole damn building.
Much like the gleaming exterior of the elegantly curved sapphire sparkle that now dominates the Sydney skyline, bling is the watchword of the Crown Resort’s aesthetic. All that glitters may not be gold (although there is still plenty of it), but it will likely be silver, chrome, or crystal, like the six-story chandelier atrium in the hotel lobby. Encrusted with no less than 396 candles, embellished with a pulsed LED light show, it pierces a straight hole in the building, offering customers on the first six floors a glimpse of the comings and goings below.
First impressions are dizzying, to say the least. As you walk into Crown’s stunning reception, the decor is a riot of textures, materials, and finishes, because why limit your choices when money isn’t an object? Parque Arabescato floors; thick pile wool rugs; Chinese marble wall panels; a decorative frieze in hand-blown glass; high gloss mirrored columns; Plush Velvet Upholstered Lounge Chairs: This is a wrestling match of interior design status symbols that could easily turn into a sticky, overwhelmed mess. And yet, in Crown’s alternate universe, where too much is never enough, everything seems perfectly reasonable.
The same is true once you step into your room, though the golden flame of the lobby’s amber tones is replaced by a more serene palette of silver and gray. The design is largely reminiscent of the classics but with a modernist twist – think white leather upholstered seats with chrome legs; an asymmetrical entertainment unit in rich, dark wood; and a beech minibar with beveled edges accented with mirror that would feel as at home in a 1960s Vegas penthouse as it did in Kubrick’s vision of 2001. Some aspects are faithfully true to the accommodation’s playbook. luxury – the king-size The bed is dressed in crisp white linens from the Italian fashion house Frette, with a thread count in the thousands. And floor-to-ceiling windows offer panoramic views of Darling Harbor or Sydney Cove, including the Harbor Bridge and the Opera House – a must-have accessory to any luxury hotel in downtown Harbor City.
But at the root of this manual glamor is an infusion of cutting edge technology. Where possible, Crown hoteliers have worked in smart amenities that reveal a deep understanding of their clientele’s finicky needs. The bedside table is equipped with controls for lights, curtains and shades, which can be set to many different moods, there is a tablet for contacting room service or concierge services, and the security system. entertainment, which includes a television that you can watch from the comfort of your bathtub, offers several streaming services, terrestrial channels and an extensive library of pay-per-view movies. There are strategically placed USB charging ports throughout the suite so you can always reach for the juice whether you’re lying in your bed, relaxing on the sofa, or enjoying a bath. And these are just the advantages of the Executive Suite. If you’ve spent a lot of money at one of the Crown Resort’s exclusive villas on level 26, your room comes with its own butler, so finding an outlet for your charger will be someone else’s problem.
The design and majority of the construction of this hotel took place long before our globalized world got much smaller in 2020, and there is no doubt that there must have been some considerable concern as to how such an extravagant venue could maintain a functional level of activity with international borders sealed until further notice. However, as fate would have it, Crown’s desire to carve out an unprecedented foothold in Sydney’s luxury accommodation market has given it a surprising edge over its rivals in these crazy days of vacation tourism.
Boasting 14 restaurants (nine of which are already online with the others slated to open in the coming months), including Sydney’s first outpost of Japanese fine dining restaurant Nobu, a full world-class spa infrared sauna and a 37-degree vitality pool, state-of-the-art fitness facilities including a waterfront yoga terrace, a luxurious lido with an infinity pool and private cabanas and black label outlets, it is better not to think of Crown as a hotel, but rather as a luxury cruise ship, permanently moored in Barangaroo.
Other hotels have tried to present staycations as an opportunity to use a luxury hotel room as a base for exploring the city, but convincing punters to part with their money, when they have a perfectly fine room to spare. home to a few suburbs, was a tough sell. At Crown, the pitch is very different. It’s not just a convenient downtown bolt hole, and you never have to step outside the Crown Towers during your stay if you want to. All wants, needs, entertainment and whim can be met, all within the footprint of 1 Barangaroo Avenue. Why book here when you are so close to home? Because there is absolutely no way your home has anything like the level of luxury and convenience that you will find here. Including, we’d be willing to bet, a robotic toilet.