The Blue Mountains, Hydro Majestic – a new luxe era begins

Clear your weekend – this is a luxe, must do!  After almost six years of detailed planning and review, one of the most famous tourism landmarks in the Blue Mountains, the Hydro Majestic Hotel, is again open for business.

Initially the hotel’s Casino Lobby and The Wintergarden will host a series of five, exclusive high tea events and the Boiler House, set over two levels, will be serving up fabulous, casual dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Other venues such as The Salon Du will open shortly.  Accommodation by way of 54 stylish guestrooms will be available from late December.

The entire hotel’s refurbishment has been designed to reflect the rich heritage of this iconic hotel, celebrating the wonderful history and heritage of its much-loved place in the memories of so many people.

They designers have embraced the tradition of bespoke design to interpret the many periods of the hotel’s history, creating a unique range of carpets, paints, wallpapers and furnishings with Australian designers and suppliers based on period influences referencing the austere beauty of the Edwardian, the generosity of the Art Nouveau of the Belle Époque and moments of Art Deco.

Originally store retailer Mark Foy purchased the property in 1902. He created a “Palace in the Wilderness’’ on a mountaintop overlooking the Megalong Valley.

Guests from around the globe flocked to it: the fortunate, the famous, the fabulous and even the infamous.

Blue Mountains Lithgow & Oberon Tourism chairman Daniel Myles said: "The Hydro Majestic genuinely fits into the `icon’ category."

“From the charismatic character of Mark Foy who transformed the property into the splendid venue we all knew to Peter Reeve’s exquisite restoration of today, the Hydro is a unique fixture in the history of Australia’s first tourist destination."

"Everyone has a story to tell about the hotel and I’m sure the tales of romance, life chapter markers and even those yarns that are a little bit mischievous will continue to unfold for a whole new generation of visitors and locals."

"The Hydro Majestic gives visitors a most stupendous reason to visit the Blue Mountains, Lithgow and Oberon region besides the magnificent Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area itself.’’

For more information visit The Hydro Majestic.  For bookings call (02) 4782 6885 or email

The Hydro Majestic is relaunched under Escarpment Group’s boutique label in the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, which also includes Lilianfels Resort and Spa, Echoes Boutique Hotel & Restaurant and Parklands Country Gardens & Lodge.

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