Friday 2 August 2013

8Hotels opens 1888 Hotel in Pyrmont

8Hotels newest property opens in Pyrmont with a photography focus

Positioned in Pyrmont, Sydney, 1888 Hotel is the newest property to launch by Boutique Hotel Operator, 8Hotels.

1888 was the year that Kodak launched with a patent for their first box and roll cameras and the hotel will honour the evolution of photography by offering Instagram-friendly walking maps for the Pyrmont area, a revolving series of Instagram images in the Mac space at reception featuring photos taken by guests and a 'selfie space' within the property for guests to pap themselves at Sydney's newest boutique lodging.

1888 Hotel is also offering a complimentary night to any Instagram users with more than 10,000 followers. In addition to this, each month the guest who has snapped the best Instagram picture while staying at the hotel will score a free night's stay to be claimed any time.

Originally used for wool-storage, the 1888-erected building that houses the hotel has undergone a $30 million development over the last 2 years to reveal a luxury property that offers 90 rooms, including a rooftop penthouse apartment overlooking the city surrounds.

The aesthetic of the hotel is distinctly Australian, blending the natural elements of reclaimed Iron Bark, concrete, stone and bronze with exposed brick walls and a five-storey, light-filled internal atrium. High ceilings and huge period windows reflect the heritage history and overall feel of the building.

Paul Fischmann, CEO of 8Hotels said "1888 Hotel is the most beautiful and unique of our 21 properties and is the culmination of a long and extensive collaboration to develop an exceptional boutique hotel in a wonderful location".

"The property is just footsteps away from the city, the Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, the Entertainment Centre and the business districts of Pyrmont and Ultimo. The hotel has such an authentic contemporary aesthetic that we thought we should embrace the fact that all modern travellers can take memories away with them using their smartphones and share their experience with friends".

1888 Eatery & Bar serves up plentiful continental breakfasts, rustic shared plates and a carefully selected beer and wine menu with a focus on fresh and
local ingredients sourced from artisan providores. It is an ideal venue for business meetings and intimate social gatherings alike.

1888 Hotel opens with a Picture Perfect Package available to book now - to make a reservation, please phone 02 8586 1888 or visit

1888 Hotel Picture Perfect Package What's included:
Room to photograph - one night for two in a King Room
Foodporn - complimentary 1888 antipasto plate + two glasses of wine
Share-ability - complimentary internet connection and iPads in all rooms
Envy-inducing start to the day - complimentary breakfast

Valid for: Between 10 July to 30 September 2013

Price: Prices start from $239.00

Instagram: @8Hotels / #1888Hotel

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