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History - 1995 - 1999

Hotel CBD (1995)

Hotel CBD launched in 1995, providing five floors of entertainment space. The CBD Bar on the ground floor opened its doors and was welcomed by Sydney patrons in droves. The first floor catered to a restaurant with the second, third and fourth floor bars catering for a lounge bar and much needed CBD function spaces.

Today, Hotel CBD exudes an energetic vibe from the ground floor CBD Bar with Bistrode CBD, Jeremy Strode’s innovative take on modern British cuisine on level 1. Level 2 was transformed in early 2011 to house York 75, a sports bar and grill boasting 30 plasma TVs and seven private booths for the ultimate sport fan.

The Club Bar on level 3 and Fourth Floor on level 4, have become an important and integral part of Hotel CBD, offering refined, sophisticated and funky event spaces for private and corporate functions in the centre of Sydney.


Slip Inn (1997)

One of the very first exciting projects created by Justin Hemmes was the concept, restoration and management of Slip Inn. Previously the historical Royal George Hotel, the pub building and its four adjoining terraces were redesigned to accommodate a number of beautiful bars and the exotic Chinese Laundry nightclub as well as delivering food from the Thai and Australian kitchen. Slip Inn remains an inner-city favourite for funky crowds.


Angel Hotel (reopened 2000)

Formerly House of Merivale and Mr John, Angel Hotel, conveniently located on the corner of Pitt Street and Angel Place Sydney is just down from Martin Place and considered the more ‘traditional style’ boutique pub. The quaint building, famous for its theatre style lights around the awning and vintage style interiors, has been a favourite function venue and watering hole for local business clientele for many years. Angel Hotel is also a Sydney institution for many bankers and brokers.