‘Sleep Amongst Botanics’ – a botanical room take over for a sensory, summer getaway at West Hotel Sydney
A new ‘Meet the Creatives’ collaboration with Bonnie and Neil, the popular Australian design team, for a sophisticated and spirited summertime experience
SYDNEY, Australia - West Hotel Sydney, a Curio Collection by Hilton property, is offering a new-first for hotel guests – to ‘Sleep Amongst Botanics’ this summer, as part of their second Meet the Creatives collaboration, this time with Australian textile design brand, Bonnie and Neil.
Earlier this year, West Hotel launched the first of its ‘Meet the Creatives’ initiatives, partnering with two Australian fashion identities, Jack Phillips of Eight Eight, and Weave Dibden-Neck of By Weave and ukiyo-co labels for a style collaboration. Each created their own bespoke, limited edition fashion items exclusively for West Hotel, incorporating the striking white Waratah artwork seen throughout West Hotel, created by notable Australian botanical artist Heidi Willis.
This summer, West Hotel partner with popular Australian textile and homewares team, Bonnie and Neil for an enchanting in-room display that allows guest to experience a blossoming, sensory experience that welcomes in the festive summer spirit.
Bonnie and Neil ‘take over’ a West Hotel room, creating a lush, immersive experience utilising a curated selection of their hand-crafted botanical motif items. An explosion of colour and panache, it will include a mix of artwork, furniture pieces, cushions, throws and other room accents.
As part of the vibrant, highly photogenic display, an oversized floral arbour will suspend above the bed and cascade down the headboard – guests will literally ‘sleep amongst the botanics’. The floral creation has been created by floral stylists, The Hunted Yard, a dramatic centrepiece the adds the final botanical finesse to the room.
Guests will have the opportunity to ‘shop the look’ for all Bonnie and Neil items, with an exclusive West Hotel incentive code offered for any summer purchases that tickle their fancy as part of the botanical activation.
As final sensory touches, the room takeover will gift guests with luxurious, botanically-based items from Australian natural skincare brand, Biology. A diffuser will be provided in each room, should guests like to excite their smell with a light, summer-fresh natural scent from Air Aroma.
West Hotel is extending its summer spirit throughout the hotel. Complementing the botanical room-takeover, the hotel’s Solander Dining and Bar is offering a ‘Summer of Gin’ bar menu alongside its full menu. This special bar menu has been inspired by Sydney distiller, Archie Rose’s summer gin blends. Guests can choose from two new gin-based cocktails and a selection of gin-infused bar snack menu items – a casual option for those wanting a cocktail and bite to eat, before exploring nearby Barangaroo during balmy Sydney nights.
The ‘Sleep Amongst Botanics’ accommodation package is available to guests over the summer holiday period, from December 2018 to mid-January 2019. Priced from $332 per night, the package includes:
- Overnight accommodation for two in the Bonnie and Neil-styled Banksia Deluxe Room
- Full breakfast at Solander Dining for two
- Two ‘Summer of Gin’ Archie Rose cocktails and bar snack menu items at Solander Bar
- Biology Skin 2-Step “In the Buff” gift pack
Positioned on the western side of Sydney city centre beside iconic Darling Harbour, lively King Street Wharf, and up-and-coming cultural and retail hub Barangaroo, West Hotel is one of Sydney’s newest designer hotels.
The property features 182 stylish guest rooms, including four spacious suites. Each room is equipped with Bluetooth-enabled audio visual technology, Google Chromecast and an open work area, with suites offering a separate sleek living area. The hotel also features a fully equipped gym and a private meeting/dining room.
Designed by Australian Architecture firm Fitzpatrick and Partners, with interiors by Woods Bagot, the hotel has a modern classic design theme, featuring deep tones with marble and brass accents. Botanical elements are the signature design theme throughout the hotel, most evident in the beautiful open-air garden atrium and white Waratah motif designed by Melbourne-based artist, Heidi Willis, in the lobby.
About West Hotel, Australia’s first Curio Collection by Hilton hotel
West Hotel is a sophisticated hotel strategically located on the western side of Sydney’s CBD beside the iconic Darling Harbour and up-and-coming cultural and commercial hub, Barangaroo. The hotel is distinctively independent in character and full of designer touches. Bespoke botanical motifs and striking geometric lines flow from the hotel façade to the back-lit bedroom headboards. The 182-room new-build hotel is Australia’s first Curio Collection by Hilton property, a global portfolio of upscale hotels and resorts, handpicked for their unique character and personality, embodying the culture and spirit of the communities in which they reside.
About Bonnie and Neil
Bonnie and Neil is the creation of design duo Bonnie Ashley and Neil Downie bringing together their collective backgrounds in floristry, art, textiles, furniture and set design.
One of Australia’s most popular independent textile design studios, they are known for their vibrant ranges of unique screen-printed products for the home. Largely incorporating botanical motifs, bright patterns and occasional nod to Australiana culture, their designs are influenced by their surroundings and a shared love of colour. Their approach to design is rather intuitive, involving a combination of traditional printing methods paired with unique applications they’ve developed over the years. Every product is produced by hand in their studio in Melbourne using high quality materials. It’s this handmade process which makes each piece unique.
About Curio Collection by Hilton
Curio Collection by Hilton is an upper-upscale, global portfolio of more than 70 one-of-a-kind hotels and resorts. Curio Collection properties provide travelers authentic experiences through distinctly local offerings and unexpected amenities tailored to every traveler type, all while providing the benefits of Hilton and its award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors. Read the latest brand and hotel stories at newsroom.hilton.com/curio; discover Curio Collection destinations through the eyes of locals with 48-hour itineraries at citiesbycurio.com; determine what kind of traveler you are by taking the curiosity quiz; and connect with Curio Collection on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.