InterContinental Hotels Group is broadening its breadth of Sydney CBD hotels, with the Kimpton Margot Sydney welcoming its first guests.

It’s Australia’s first Kimpton property, being IHG’s ‘luxury boutique’ brand. Attached to the IHG Rewards program, members can earn and spend points at the Kimpton Margot.

Kimpton Margot Sydney: first impressions

Positioned on Pitt Street near the Queen Victoria Building, Kimpton Margot Sydney houses 172 rooms. That’s quite a bit larger than your typical ‘boutique’ hotel, of course.

Kimpton’s approach blends those boutique vibes but with the backing of a global chain, for the best of both worlds.

The hotel’s design also displays a similar, unified approach. Fusing heritage-listed Art Deco style with a modern Australian feel, the nine-storey hotel strikes a balance between historic and contemporary.

Beyond the lobby, most rooms offer a separate bath and shower – with Mr Smith amenities at the ready. Take your time to explore the hotel’s public spaces and you’ll also discover close to 600 pieces of art on display.

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Dining at Kimpton Margot Sydney

As a guest of Kimpton Margot Sydney, it pays to make time for Social Hour. Between 5 pm and 6 pm, drinks are complimentary – and not just beer. Take your pick from Australian wines to a Four Pillars G&T, or perhaps a cocktail.

Social Hour can shift location from day to day, too. One day, you might be sipping your free drinks by the pool, while the next might find you at the rooftop bar, or on a mezzanine enjoying the art.

For breakfast, lunch and dinner, Luke’s Kitchen is at your service. Fusing Asian, European and modern Australian influences, there’s sure to be something for everyone. Its wine offshoot, Cellar by Luke, also means you’ll never be stuck without a perfect pairing.

So who’s Luke? That’s Luke Mangan, the man behind the menu. You might recognise Mangan from Glass Brasserie at Hilton Sydney, or previously, from Virgin Australia’s pre-COVID inflight Business Class dining.

Staying at Kimpton Margot Sydney

Kimpton Margot Sydney’s approach to service centres around five words: ‘forgot it, we’ve got it’.

Whether you’ve travelled for a meeting and forgot to pack a tie, or need something like a GHD to look your best, staff are on-hand and ready to deliver. The same is true of yoga mats and accessories, which can be requested at no charge.

Under a partnership with Lekker, bikes are also available for loan at reception. After all, who needs a hotel gym when Sydney’s Hyde Park is a short cycle away?

Room rates start at $329 per night.

Points and benefits for IHG Rewards members

With Kimpton attached to InterContinental’s IHG Rewards program, rooms at Margot Sydney can also be secured from 33,000 IHG Rewards points per night.

Alternatively, book a paid rate and you’ll earn at least 10 IHG Rewards points per US$1 spent. Based on current exchange rates, that’s around 100 points for every AU$14 charged to your room account.

Elite members of IHG Rewards can also enjoy perks such as priority check-in and late check-out (subject to availability). Platinum Elite members (and above) can also look forward to room upgrades, while Spire Elite cardholders may be able to check-in as early as 10 am.

Also read: Get up to 35,000 bonus points with IHG Ambassador membership

Images courtesy InterContinental Hotels Group.


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IHG’s Kimpton Margot Sydney hotel joins the city’s luxury line-up was last modified: February 16th, 2022 by Chris Chamberlin