• Each guest room has a unique, colorful decor. Photograph by Vanessa Levis.
      Each guest room has a unique, colorful decor. Photograph by Vanessa Levis.
    • Mini bars offer anything a guest might need. Photograph by Vanessa Levis.
      Mini bars offer anything a guest might need. Photograph by Vanessa Levis.
    • Luxuriate in the oversized, natural stone bathrooms. Photograph by Vanessa Levis.
      Luxuriate in the oversized, natural stone bathrooms. Photograph by Vanessa Levis.
    • The in-house brasserie, Gowings Bar and Grill. Photograph by Vanessa Levis.
      The in-house brasserie, Gowings Bar and Grill. Photograph by Vanessa Levis.
    • Pop down to the retro barber for a shave. Photograph by Vanessa Levis.
      Pop down to the retro barber for a shave. Photograph by Vanessa Levis.
    • The lobby offers welcoming spots to pause. Photograph by Vanessa Levis.
      The lobby offers welcoming spots to pause. Photograph by Vanessa Levis.

      Issue 10: Sydney

      Set inside two dramatic, landmark buildings–the State Theatre and Gowings Department Store–this new, high-design boutique hotel brings a bit of playful panache to the heart of the Central Business District. Each of the 200 unique guest rooms sports a mix of modern and vintage-style furnishings and fine linens in bright fashion-forward prints–as well as luxury touches like super-soothing “gel” mattresses and a “DIY-martini” welcome tray. Headed for a night out among the beautiful people? Start with a spiffing up at the old fashioned in-house barber shop–and finish with a nightcap in the clubby Gilt Lounge.