The Westin Sydney

4.2 (875 reviews)

1 Martin Place, Sydney, New South Wales, 2000, Australia   •  Weather:    •   Local Time:     •  Phone: +61-2-8223-1111  

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General Post Office

Experience The Westin Sydney’s Historic Charm at the Former General Post Office Building

Step back in time into a bygone era at The Westin Sydney’s Heritage wing, housed at the iconic Sydney General Post Office (GPO). Embrace the old world charm projected by the GPO’s neo-classical architecture on each and every aspect of the hotel and its facilities. 

The Heritage wing at The Westin Sydney hotel features Heritage Rooms and Heritage Suites that preserve the classical beauty of the General Post Office. Heritage Rooms are crafted from the former GPO building with some featuring high ceilings, long draping curtains and antique window finishes. The Heritage Long Suite truly captures the historical brilliance of the GPO. What was previously the former Postmaster General’s office is now an opulent suite featuring classical furnishings and design elements that invite guests to travel back in time in style. 

The Westin Sydney’s Heritage Ballroom offers a charming event space that indulges guests in the stylish grandeur of a bygone era. Once home to the Sydney telephonist exchange, the Heritage Ballroom at the General Post Office building captures the charm of Victorian architecture. Marvel at the magnificent 11 metre high domed ceiling at this striking yet elegant venue. 

The former General Post Office building is also home to a number of facilities accessible by guests of the hotel including Endota Spa & Good Life Health Club.

About The General Post Office

The original GPO was constructed from 1866 through to 1891 on Martin Place. Its signature clock tower had been demolished to protect Sydney from the WWII air raid in 1942, and was reconstructed in 1964. Until it was sold to private owners in 1996, the GPO experienced numerous extensions and renovations to function as the centre of Sydney and New South Wales’ postal systems. Since the GPO’s launch, the buildings in the surrounding area remodelled their architectural style to realise the historic beauty of Sydney. 

To learn more about the facilities at Sydney’s former General Post Office building, ask our friendly Concierge staff.