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Two years ago the Hemmes family purchased a burnt-out office block on Sydney's George Street and turned it into Establishment. Since then it has become THE place for Sydneysiders to go.
Establishment's accommodation is an intimate hotel of 33 rooms and two penthouse suites. Pure cotton bed linen is used and each room has a business desk, mini bar, marble or limestone bathroom with separate bath and shower and a variety of services, from room dining to business and Internet facilities, are available.
There are several bars to choose from. Hemmesphere is a private lounge bar, decorated with an exotic mix of fabrics and leather and is a sophisticated place to enjoy a cigar, cognac or cocktail.
The Garden Bar has cleverly incorporated remains of the fire-ravaged building, and planters of exotic black bamboo and a water feature give a relaxing atmosphere. Thai food is served for lunch from Monday to Friday.
Establishment Bar has kept the heritage aspects of the old building including 16 wonderful five-metre cast iron columns and pressed metal ceilings. Its focal point is a 42-metre marble bar, stretching almost the length of the room.
The Tank Stream has an original dark-stained timber ceiling, library-style bottle storage and is close to the new Australian Stock Exchange Building.
Sushi e is a bar within the Hemmesphere lounge serving superior quality sushi and other Japanese delicacies and a wide range of sake.
The fine dining room is elegant and also recognises the heritage history of the building. It has beautifully designed furnishings and luxurious fittings with an à la carte menu offering modern Australian food through to French classics.
Sejuiced has been around Sydney for 10 years and is now in The Establishment. They serve health drinks, freshly pressed fruit juices, frozen yoghourt creations, non-dairy refreshers and special waters.
The Tank nightclub is two levels of sophisticated underground dance glamour. It has three bars, a great dance floor and a VIP area with silver bean bags and oversized mirror balls.
To top it all off, The Establishment has three meeting rooms of varying sizes and decor and a ballroom.