Need an inner city, urban getaway that aligns with your astrological sign? Of course you do, and it seems Australian hotel group 8Hotels has already knew that. Newly opened hotel boutique hotel The Ultimo is touted as the world’s first astrology hotel, and whilst its central location in Haymarket, Chinatown might be its key selling point, the other is that it was also designed with the aide of leading astrologer Damian Rocks, Founder of Stars Like You.
“Working with the Ultimo team on the launch of the World’s first Astrology Hotel has been very exciting”, says Rocks. “There is a huge appetite for Astrology, and the stars fascinate humans since the beginning of time. Travellers will be glad to hear that the stars have now aligned when booking a hotel in Sydney”.
The Ultimo will offer guests tailored city guides based on star signs, as well as newly refurbished rooms, all within a heritage listed building. Originally built in 1911, The Ultimo underwent considerable refurbishments in 2016. It kept its original historic facade, but also incorporated a contemporary feel. The Ultimo now boasts 95 rooms across seven categories, including Ultimo Single to the spacious Ultimo Courtyard, with prices ranging from $139 to $329 per night.
Other specialised benefits include Stars Like You Astro Packages, Complimentary Wi-Fi, a barista coffee station, Astrolo-tea (to match your zodiac sign) and an Astrology library in the hotel lobby.
Damian Rocks has ensured that guests receive a unique experience, with an astrological twist. Astrological city guides recommend the best “Gastrology” (places to eat and drink) and “Experiology” (things to see and do) locations for each of the twelve zodiac signs. For example, a Taurean guest is recommended to “gaze at the stars at Sydney Observatory for an intergalactic evening”.
Other quirky elements include daily horoscopes delivered with the guests’ newspapers, slippers in matching zodiac designs and monthly updated horoscopes on the website.
Hotel group 8Hotels is well known in the Australian boutique hotel space, having owned and operated 21 properties across Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Perth, Thredbo, Daylesford , Bali, Fiji and Paris. The Ultimo adds to their portfolio.
Scott Hartley, GM The Ultimo Hotel, says, “We are very excited to open the doors to the World’s first Astrology Hotel. The Ultimo Hotel is a one of a kind concept speaking to the trend of unique and personalised travel and creates an experience with the ultimate star rating for our guests”.
To celebrate the opening, The Ultimo Hotel is offering 20% off its Astrology packages during February and March. Star Charts packages start from $229 for one person, and $265 for two people and include accommodation for up to two guests with a personalised star chart on arrival, moon calendar and slippers. The Off The Charts consultation package from $329 for one person and $469 for two people includes accommodation for up to two people with a one-hour face-to-face astrology reading with the Stars Like You team, moon calendar and slippers. For more information head to theultimo.com.au.
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The Ultimo Hotel
Address: 37 Ultimo Rd, NSW 2000, Sydney
Contact: Phone +61 2 9281 5555 | Fax +61 2 9281 2666 | Free call 1800 101 100