The Porter House

striking. landmarked. charming. cognac-colored.
Photo: Steven Woodburn

In the heart of Sydney’s Central Business District and only a few steps away from Hyde Park, the hotel is part of a striking architectural ensemble. A landmarked building of 1876, commissioned by the leading tobacco manufacturer Hugh Dixon as na company headquarter and storage, is the center.  Almost 150 years later architect Angelo Candelapas combined the historic building with a super modern tower that almost protects the original Porter House.

The tower surprises with modern interpretations of former designs, such as the bent windows referring to the iconic brick arches of the old building.  But also the stylish interior design maintains the look of the past and combines modern elegance with timeless style. Especially the Brasserie Dixson & Sons and the Bar Henry’s Bread & Wine radiate the irresistible charm of past days. The color scheme in the rooms and suites is just as classic, combining grey and cognac shades.

Cognac instead of tobacco

Architecture & Interior Design

Angelo Candelapas (Candelapas Associates)

The Porter House

203 Castlereagh Street, Sydney