Like the idea of staying in a New York-style loft apartment?
If so, you'll probably enjoy Mantra 2 Bond Street right in the heart of Sydney, which has just undergone a multi-million dollar refurbishment which has transformed the guest experience into what is aimed to be an "urban oasis".
Award-winning architecture/design firm Arkhefield drew inspiration for the new design from Mantra 2 Bond Street’s urban locale.
More than 120 guest rooms have been rejuvenated with a pendant lighting feature acting as a focal point in the refurbished studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments.
New gourmet kitchens and textured soft furnishings feature throughout, including new lounge chairs, upholstered bedheads and new window furnishings.
Mantra 2 Bond Street general manager Neil McDonald said his team saw a gap in the market to create a sophisticated yet welcoming hotel offering in Sydney’s CBD.
“The hotel’s open-plan rooms are instantly evocative of Manhattan style and the large windows in each apartment bring in lots of natural light and increase the sense of space,” he said.
Mantra Group chief executive officer Bob East said the refurbishment demonstrates the group’s commitment to enhancing the guest experience at their properties through regular upgrades.
“This extensive guest room refurbishment complements the hotel’s new urban fit out of its Memento Bar & Kitchen one year ago,” he said.
Memento also has an American theme with a range of excellent hamburgers - but beware it closes at 8pm early in the week.
Mantra 2 Bond Street occupies a prime location on the corner of George and Bond Streets in Sydney in the heart of the CBD and financial district.
It is extremely well equipped for long or short stays with kitchen facilities and plenty of space, while the location is superb.
A big thumbs down, however, for cheapskate charging for wifi. Otherwise, very impressive.
Rates start from $340 per night in an executive studio apartment, from $400 per night in a one-bedroom deluxe apartment or from $550 per night in a two-bedroom deluxe Apartment.
Call 13 15 17 or visit www.mantra.com.au