Kimpton Margot’s new rooftop bar Harper is now open. With room for 180 guests and a pastel-hued beach club vibe, it’s a summery addition to the CBD’s growing list of excellent rooftop bars.

Inside a heritage-listed building on Pitt Street is Australia’s first property from international hotel giant Kimpton, which boasts more than 75 boutique hotels around the globe with locations in Barcelona, London, Tokyo and San Francisco.

Spanning nine levels, Kimpton Margot features 172 rooms and suites, most of them with bathtubs. The hotel has preserved many of the building’s original art deco features, specifically the scagliola-pillared lobby, which also includes an installation by Sydney artist Tony Twigg. Almost 600 pieces of artwork are dotted around the property alongside 1930s-style light fittings, bold patterns, brass and cosy furniture.

The hotel's handsome lobby bar, The Wilmot, is where you can recline on velvet lounges while drinking cocktails. The all-day restaurant, Luke’s Kitchen, is by celebrity chef Luke Mangan. It’s open from breakfast to dinner, serving dishes such as Japanese-inspired steak tartare and a signature coconut chicken curry. Plus, five-course bottomless brunches on Saturdays.

The crown jewel of Kimpton Margot is Harper, an open-air rooftop bar with a pastel pink mosaic bar, yellow booths and a pool open exclusively to hotel guests. Mangan has designed a menu that plays off Harper’s beach club vibe, with dishes including lobster rolls, prawns with cocktail sauce and a club sandwich.

Kimpton Margot also offers Lekker bikes for use around town, and in-room yoga and meditation classes led by inner-west studio Egg of the Universe, which can be accessed via your room’s smart TV.

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Updated: November 16th, 2023

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