Paramount House Hotel is one piece of a modern neighbourhood inhabiting a midcentury building. Formerly the headquarters of Paramount Pictures in Sydney, the name may have stayed but the space is full of new life.

Combining a hotel, cafe, restaurant, cinema, bar, offices and health club, the building provides the neighbourhood and the city a different kind of space in which to work and play. Each of the hotel’s 29 rooms has its own sense of personality and design details. Restored ceilings, windows and old brick walls are complemented by fresh timber floors and terrazzo-tiled bathrooms.

Artwork featured throughout the hotel is mostly curated by Surry Hills gallery, China Heights, with pieces from local artists Brooklyn Whelan, Max Berry, Marty Baptiste, Jesse Lizotte and more. The walls of a communal lobby house rotating artworks in line with current exhibitions at China Heights.