After two years of works, MGallery’s Manly Pacific reopened its doors to guests in January 2023, bringing a new era of elevated coastal living to this beachside landmark in Sydney. Boasting a transformed façade, 213 redesigned rooms (including The Infinity Residence) and nine ocean-facing Coastal Suites, a rooftop pool and bar, a sundeck with an infrared sauna, a new lobby bar and a conference and events floor, the hotel enables guests to connect with the ocean like never before. Manly Pacific has joined Accor’s MGallery Hotel Collection, with more than 100 boutique hotels worldwide, each with a distinctive local story to tell.
A multi-sensory makeover
Stepping inside the lobby, guests will feel differences in the property that ignite all of the senses. Its eight floors have been cleverly reimagined by leading Australian designers Coco Republic, focussing on the prevalence of natural light and making the most of the ocean views through the towering Norfolk pines. Reflecting its Northern Beaches setting, the colour scheme is soft and neutral, with contrast in the form of tactile organic textures and furnishings, pale bleached woods, and sand-like travertine stone. Spaces are filled with the hotel’s signature fragrance (created using local Australian botanicals local to the North Head) and the soothing sounds of waves provides an idyllic soundscape.
Master the art of staycation
Every bedroom has been thoughtfully designed incorporating a Smart TV with Google Chromecast, Bluetooth speakers and smart room controls. Guests will enjoy the luxury of Leif amenities in the bathroom, and the mini-bar comes with selections from local producers, such as Manly Spirits, Seven Miles Coffee, Gumnut Chocolates and Beachfox Sunscreen. The hotel has also introduced dog-friendly rooms available for those travelling with well-behaved pets.
Coastal Suites
Nine ocean-facing, two-bedroom, two-bathroom Coastal Suites allow guests to work, rest or play. Each features a customisable wellness menu including an on-request Peloton bike and classes, a yoga mat, a resistance band and a yoga block. Natural stone bathrooms are akin to a private spa with LaGaia facemasks and Bluetooth speakers for a calming playlist. Fresh foliage, quality bed linens and a nightly turn-down service come as standard and there’s even a service to take away guests’ phones at 8pm, if you’re someone who struggles to switch off. Suites have separate entertaining, living and dining areas, balconies or terraces, and the Sun Lounger category has ocean views and deck chairs on 100sqm terraces.
The Infinity Residence
This top-tier 177 sqm one-bedroom suite features underfloor heating, a fireplace, a kitchenette, an exquisite ensuite with a black freestanding stone bathtub, and a living and dining room opening up to a 100 sqm ocean-fronted private terrace with commanding views of the ocean. Guests staying in the residence receive a beach towel personalised with their initials, customised pillows, fine linens, freshly cut flowers, LaGaia beauty products and a personal Beach Butler. The mini-bar comes with two Vintec fridges, boasting a curated French and Australian wine list from Louis Roederer Cristal, Brut to Cullen Kevin John Chardonnay, as well as a premium range of whiskey, spirits, coffee and chocolate from local providores.
Eating and drinking
The new lobby bar, 55 North, is the work of designer Luchetti Krelle, featuring arched reliefs highlighted by timber veneers and paved autumnal marble and tiles. Manly Pacific offers two restaurants; Tokyo Joe for Japanese fusion food and the award-winning Bistro Manly by Executive Chef Ryan Dawson, for French coastal dishes. Do order the Lilly Pilly Pop VIP welcome cocktail, made using native Lilly Pilly Manly Spirits gin, sourced from the edible pink flowers on the coastal dunes of the Northern Beaches headland, topped with a smoke bubble. The brand-new rooftop area comprises a sundeck, an infrared sauna, a pool, and a bar, serving Black Pearl Siberian Caviar, Southern Rock Lobster and champagne.
Adventures in Manly
The hotel’s concierge service or “Beach Club” curates personalised wellness experiences and packages, including activities such as surf lessons, kayaking, boot camps, beach yoga, facials, massages and cryotherapy. Guests are also welcome to use the 24/7 facilities at the adjoining Manly Beach Health Club. A strong local spirit inspires every touchpoint throughout the hotel; at its heart is a custom surfboard by Denny Keogh of Keyo International, one of the pioneering Brookvale Six surfboard shapers. Manly Pacific encourages all visitors to discover the area’s history, thriving local arts scene and boutique shopping offerings.
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Address:  55 N Steyne, Manly NSW 2095, Australia
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