The Fullerton Hotel Sydney offers Timeless Heritage in the Heart of Martin Place

Published - 29 January 2023, Sunday

The Fullerton Hotel Sydney opened its doors in the heart of Sydney’s bustling Central Business District on No. 1 Martin Place on Friday, 18 October 2019. This heralds the first international expansion of homegrown brand, The Fullerton Hotels and Resorts; the brand that is central to The Fullerton Heritage—the world-class waterfront precinct by the enchanting Marina Bay in Singapore.

Housed in the iconic former General Post Office building, The Fullerton Hotel Sydney is steeped in history and character. The Fullerton Hotel Sydney provides guests and visitors with signature Fullerton hospitality as they create their own memories, while showcasing the beauty and heritage of the Grand Dame to a wider audience nationally and globally.

From immersive heritage tours and cross-cultural cuisines to unique Fullerton touches that are introduced in each guest room, guests can look forward to an elevated stay in the newly transformed Hotel.

Known as the city’s rendezvous location, where Sydneysiders dressed to the nines to meet beneath the GPO clock completed in the mid-20th century, the building commands a prominent social and physical position in the city.

Escape into the heart of Sydney with a perfect getaway for two and enjoy a *dining credit worth A$100 (check website for up-to-date details). 

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Package Privileges:

  • Complimentary early check-in from 11.00 a.m. or late check-out at 4.00 p.m. for stays from Sunday to Thursday (excluding the Eve of Public Holidays, Public Holidays, and School Holidays)
  • A$100 dining credit per stay, valid for use at The Place, The Bar or in-room dining*

In present times, the landmark building remains in the heart of the city’s action, surrounded by financial institutions, luxury retail and lifestyle boutiques as well as galleries. 

Well entrenched in the spirit and vibrancy of The Fullerton Hotel Sydney is a taste of multicultural Southeast Asian signature dishes, and handcrafted cocktails.

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Situated in the light-filled atrium on level one, The Place features a delectable breakfast buffet and flavourful à la carte specials for lunch and dinner featuring signature dishes you would expect to be found when visiting Singapore.

Enjoy delights including Hainanese Chicken Rice and the Green Chicken Curry while enjoying natural light streaming in from an impressive atrium that overlooks the General Post Office heritage building.

Chicken Rice

A perfect meeting place, The Bar is also located in the hotel lobby and is perfect for a signature Afternoon Tea, served daily from 12.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. daily.

Hotel guests and the general public can also explore the building’s vibrant history, dating back to 1874 through complimentary heritage tours.

Docents share fascinating stories of those who have worked at the GPO building, which has connected Sydney to the wider world through letters, telegrams and the lively phone exchange.  

The 90-minute heritage tours will showcase the intricate stonework and reveal little-known facts of bygone years, including the once controversial Pitt Street carvings that depict the city’s early life and caused a public outcry upon their reveal.

The carvings feature the Postmaster General flirtatiously delivering a letter to a barmaid, an astronomer marking Sydney’s position on a globe, a young architect drafting a building, and a digger happily pointing to a chunk of quartz and gold.  

Exclusive tours of The Fullerton Hotel Sydney for hotel guests run on Fridays and Saturdays at 10a.m., while members of the public are invited to join the tours on Fridays and Saturdays at 11.45a.m.

Each session can accommodate 15 guests to ensure a personalised experience and bookings are advised through the Hotel concierge or via [email protected]

a. 1 Martin Place Sydney, NSW, Australia 2000


e. [email protected]


t. +65 8223 1111

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John Gordon, Founder of Expat Choice Asia spoke with Cavaliere Giovanni Viterale, the General Manager of The Fullerton Hotels and Resorts at the time of the opening in 2019 who shared, “We have earned our reputation as custodians of heritage through our transformation of The Fullerton Hotel Singapore. Similarly, in Sydney, we hope to advocate heritage preservation and shine the spotlight on the unique characteristics of the historic building, especially one as iconic as Sydney’s former GPO. It is our desire to retain the soul of the building and share it with locals and global travellers.”

The Fullerton Hotels and Resorts thrives on creating bespoke experiences with a nimble approach that goes beyond a cookie cutter hotel stay. “Genuine personalised service and hospitality from the heart is at the core of what we do. While we advocate the employment of new technologies, our view is that sincerity and compassion make us human, and that these are the elements that keep our guests returning,” added Cavaliere Giovanni Viterale.

The Fullerton Hotel Sydney is positioned to be a vibrant destination which encourages guests to enjoy the exceptional qualities of the city. Prominently located in Martin Place, in Sydney’s CBD, The Fullerton Hotel Sydney will be minutes away from the city’s thriving cultural and arts precincts, retail centres, dining destinations and boutique bar scenes.

The city’s iconic landmarks such as The Sydney Opera House, The Art Gallery of New South Wales, Museum of Contemporary Art and the historic Rocks district can all be reached in under 15 minutes by foot. The Hotel is adjacent to Sydney’s luxury retailers, and just minutes away from major department stores.

In the mid-20th century, Sydneysiders dressed to the nines and came into town to meet under the GPO clock. The building was long known as an iconic rendezvous point.

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