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The Fullerton Hotel: one to watch in Sydney’s sustainable accommodation space

With two Singapore based hotels successfully implementing careful sustainability practices, the Fullerton Hotel in the heart of Sydney begins a long journey to become more environmentally-friendly.  

A stylish Sydney setting  

Teeming with character and oozing elegance, The Fullerton Hotel Sydney is certainly a memorable one. Standing proud in the city’s financial and fashion district, the hotel is in close proximity to all the iconic Sydney sites. Base yourself at The Fullerton during a trip to the New South Wales capital, and find Barangaroo, the Opera House, Darling Harbour, Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens and much more, right on your doorstep.  

Credit: The Fullerton Sydney

This five-star hotel is classy by definition. Originally the General Post Office (GPO) building, an element of rich heritage floods through the grand hotel building. In fact, The Fullerton – famous for its caring attitude towards preserving history – carried out extensive remediation and maintenance work on the building in 2019. Stonemasonry work, including 38,000 hours of chemical free cleaning has ensured that the building is revitalised, and the facade back to its wonderfully striking self. 

The Fullerton facilities 

Yet, the exterior is only the first glimpse of beauty at The Fullerton Sydney. Walking through into the hotel lobby, expect to find modern, tasteful interiors with a chic yet classical spirit.  On level one discover bright and airy restaurant, The Place, featuring a delectable menu packed with Southeast Asian dishes and Modern Australian cuisine. Opt for an evening of comfort and serenity and escape to The Bar, where you can choose from a beverage menu packed with swish cocktails, beer, wine and an impressive collection of spirits. Head to The Bar during the afternoon and enjoy a luxury Afternoon Tea in the tranquil setting. Alternatively, follow up a hectic day of sightseeing at the Endota Spa. The exquisite spa provides guests with a chance for rejuvenation, offering an extensive list of treatments and massages.

Going green 

With all this opulence and style, it’s hard to imagine a such a hotel adopting a green approach. However, you’d be wrong if you assumed that you can’t have your luxury and care for the environment simultaneously. All three Fullerton Hotel properties (two original properties in Singapore and the newest in Sydney) are striving to be ‘greener’ by the year 2022, with most initiatives already well in place. 

At The Fullerton Sydney, current sustainable practices found in the rooms alone include the installation of tablets in each suite to avoid the printing of any paper, bottles made with eco-pure biodegradable plastics as well as recyclable and non-recyclable bins in each room. A partnership with Clean the World Programme, an organisation which collects unused soaps from hotel rooms and distributes recycled bars to families in need. The Fullerton Sydney also donated to New South Wales Rural Fire Service during the devastating bushfires which occurred during the summer of 2019. Meanwhile, a portion of sales proceeds have also gone to Salvation Army Disaster Appeal, which has striven to support Australian communities majorly affected by the fires in both New South Wales and Queensland since the fires. 

Sustainable futures at The Fullerton  

Whilst these environmental initiatives make for a positive start, there’s more where that comes from. The two well-established Fullerton Hotels in Singapore already have excellent environmentally friendly credentials, which are being implemented in the new Sydney location in phases. For example, pledging their commitment to Plastic ACTion and partnering with the WWF, the two Singapore hotels have recently excluded all single-use stirrers and straws from the hotel, removed all plastic bottles and cut remaining single-use plastics by 50 percent. Paper napkins have been replaced with eco bamboo fibre and plastic bags replaced with non-woven re-usable bags. 

In 2018 alone, the Singapore hotels recycled 74,935kg of waste and water and energy efficient machinery ensured the slashing of water consumption by almost half, and energy by about two thirds. The Fullerton Hotels have also introduced vegan elements to their menu, with plant-based meats comprised of pea-proteins and non-GMO soy. 

Credit: The Fullerton Sydney

Opening in October 2019, The Fullerton’s first expansion overseas is to see even more green initiatives in the new future. Those with a craving for eco-luxury should keep an eye on this dazzling Sydney hotel. With a number of green initiatives already in place, The Fullerton Sydney is on a direct path to perfecting the combination of opulence with sustainability. 

Where?

Website: https://www.fullertonhotels.com

Address: 1 Martin Pl, Sydney NSW 2000

Jessica Beaumont
Noticing the footprints left behind by travellers in the countries she has lived in and loved, Jessica found her calling in the sustainable travel niche. Aside from writing, Jessica is found exploring the Adelaide Hills for good views and delectable wines, dancing, taking leisurely walks on the beach and trying to make friends with dogs.