Skye Hotel Suites launches in Parramatta

SKYE Hotel Suites Parramatta opened its doors on 1 August 2017 and invited top international media and bloggers to experience luxury in Sydney’s second CBD. The space and convenience of apartment living, the luxury and style of a 5-star hotel; SKYE Hotel Suites has arrived, and is changing the landscape of Parramatta.

This all suites hotel features spacious apartments, first class amenities, luxurious toiletries, modern appliances and quality dining options. Located on the site of the old Wheat Sheaf Hotel, dating back to 1840, this modern redevelopment includes a meticulously restored and preserved heritage site.

   

The suites themselves are generously proportioned, with everything you would need for a short or long stay. Your choice of studios, one bedroom and two-bedroom apartment style rooms are all available. Full laundry facilities in each suite complement the modern kitchen appliances and refrigerators. If you do need to order from the hotel, the seamless experience is achieved via an in-room tablet. Everything that you could need for a business stay, a family getaway, or a girls’ weekend, all available within a short walk to Parramatta train, bus and ferry travel options. My one minor gripe would be that some of the two-bedroom apartments only have one bathroom (with no bathtub), which may not suit all visitors.

Our visit to SKYE Hotel Suites included a tour of both the business and recreational facilities. Generously proportioned meeting rooms, each with high quality media devices, offer ample space to conduct that all important public seminar or staff away-day. Meanwhile, the gym, sauna and pool will provide welcome fitness and relaxation options for long stay guests or those purely on vacation.

    

We checked out the signature restaurant, Husk & Vine Kitchen and Bar, which offers a modern take on traditional, local ingredients. The highlight for me was the swordfish crudo, grapefruit, pink peppercorn and white balsamic sharing plate. The fish main course (blue eye trevella) was slightly overcooked, but I think we can put that down to opening night jitters.  The morning after’s breakfast menu has everything that you could imagine, from light bites, to fresh fruit, to a full cooked breakfast – which I badly needed after sampling the “vine” part off Husk & Vine Kitchen and Bar the evening before!

          

For more information on SKYE Hotel Suites, go to: http://www.skyehotels.com.au/parramatta/en/skye-hotel-parramatta.html

 

Husk & Vine Kitchen and Bar launches in Parramatta

Husk & Vine Kitchen and Bar, a new dining hot spot in Parramatta, has opened its doors to the public and invited media to a dinner and tour of the attached hotel, Skye Hotel Suites, on Tuesday 18 July 2017

Husk & Vine Kitchen and Bar and the Skye Hotel Suites was built on top of the original 1840s old hotel and cellar called the Wheatsheaf. In compliance with heritage laws, the archaeological remains remain on site and can be viewed by looking down from the balcony of the dining room or by descending a staircase near the entrance of the restaurant. The foundations of the old hotel are exposed and all around the circumference of the hotel are glass cabinets with rotating exhibitions of the artefacts that were found on site.

Husk & Vine Kitchen and Bar has a modern Australian menu which has been designed by Chef Stephen Seckold to cater for the local population. The food is an Australian grill with a Mediterranean and Middle Eastern influence. There are also number of vegetarian dishes that cater for those who don’t eat meat. The kitchen has a customised Beech oven which is used to make their signature flat breads and slow whole roast chickens and lamb shoulders. Guests were served a shared menu consisting of one appetiser, five entrees, five mains and three desserts. The first highlight of the meal was the appetiser of Jerusalem artichoke & black truffle soup. For the mains, I loved the hand cut pappardelle with butternut, goat’s cheese and pine nuts, and the lamb shoulder, harissa, okra and chickpea stew. However, my absolute favourite was the chocolate mousse, salted caramel and quince dessert. The chocolate used was Zokoko, so I knew I was not going to be disappointed.

              

Cocktails for the night included a Green Apple High Ball, Grapefruit Spritz, and Espresso Martini. There was also house made non-alcoholic sodas (strawberry and lemon myrtle, or blue gum and melon) served. For wine, guests had the option of choosing: Ross Hill Pinnacle Chardonnay from Orange NSW; Colmello di Grotta Pinot Grigo from Fruilli, Italy; CRFT Chapel Valley Pinot Noir from the Adelaide Hills; or the Express Wine Makers Malbec from Western Australia. For beer, guests drank Capital Brewing Coast Ale or Stone & Wood Pacific Ale.

Before the night came to an end, guests were invited on a tour around the new Skye Hotel Suites. Skye Hotel Suites is the first five star hotel in Parramatta. The hotel is part of a four tower complex which consists of residential apartment and hotel suite apartments. They share common amenities such as a library, fitness centre, study area, pool and restaurant. The hotel consists of 72 luxury apartment with high tech amenities and neutral coloured furnishings.

    

Husk & Vine Kitchen and Bar is located at 45 Macquarie Street Parramatta NSW 2015.

It is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Monday to Sunday.

To make a reservation, call 02 7803 2323 or email info@huskandvinekitchen.com.au

For more information, go to: www.huskandvinekitchen.com.au