Sydney: Little Albion is set to start trading under Crystalbrook Collection in early December. The news comes at a time when the group is planning to expand with a number of new properties across key Australian destinations.
The shared values of Little Albion and the Crystalbrook Collection group were a key motivation in the decision to acquire the property; locally grounded, stylishly sophisticated, passionate about doing things differently and impassioned to deliver a unique and impeccable guest experience.
Crystalbrook Collection chief executive Mark Davie said: “We are delighted to add Little Albion to our collection of hotels and resorts. Each of our properties has their own unique style and personality, much like siblings. Little Albion, with its beautifully-chic style and refreshingly unpretentious personality is a natural fit for our collection.”
“We’ve been looking to add a Sydney location for some time and we could not have asked for a better fit in such an exceptional location. This is an exciting time for Crystalbrook Collection as we look to grow our portfolio across Australia,” he added.
Little Albion Guest House was recently designed and developed by Paul Fischmann, founder and CEO of 8Hotels, and is housed within a heritage building dating back to its original construction in 1903 as a former school convent. The property was transformed into a modern guest house and is largely influenced by 1920s and 1970s styles of interiors although it retains its heritage.
The new 35-room guest house, which opened in July 2018, features a team of hosts who are all Surry Hills locals and on hand to offer an individualised service, a rooftop garden oasis with views over Surry Hills and Sydney city and an honour bar featuring top shelf beverages and gourmet nibbles.
The hotel is located in the inner Sydney suburb of Surry Hills, which is rapidly becoming a popular home to some of Sydney’s best culinary offerings including Chin Chin, Firedoor and Nomad.