The Autograph Collection is thrilled to announce its debut in three of the world’s most exciting destinations. This season, Autograph Collection proudly welcomes Pier One Sydney Harbour in Sydney, Australia, the ocean front Pier South Resort in San Diego, California, and the Hotel Chicago (formerly the Hotel Sax) in Chicago, Illinois. Nearing 60 hotels worldwide, these three new extraordinary hotel experiences represent Autograph Collection’s entrée into each locale.Pier One Sydney Harbor – Sydney, Australia
Representing Autograph Collection’s debut in Australia, Pier One Sydney Harbour offers an exclusive waterfront experience in the heart of one of the world’s most glamorous destinations.
Located alongside the harbor, the hotel’s Front Restaurant & Bar offers alfresco dining on the Pier complemented by a modern Australian menu and extensive wine list. As an added element, with the hotel’s prime waterside location, guests can arrive in style by water taxi or by yacht via the hotel’s private pontoon which provides direct water access to nearby attractions including the Opera House, Manly and Darling Harbour.
Pier South Resort – San Diego, California
Autograph Collection is thrilled to announce the opening of its first resort in Southern California, the beachfront boutique Pier South Resort in San Diego. With 78 suite-style accommodations, a new coastal tavern and quintessential California ambience, this intimate boutique hotel provides the ultimate four-star coastal escape, just steps from the sand and 20 minutes from downtown San Diego’s vibrant Gaslamp District.
The resort is also home to San Diego’s most highly-anticipated destination, SEA180º. This contemporary coastal tavern is led by Cohn Restaurant Group, one of the most in-demand names in the San Diego culinary scene and operators of some of the city’s hottest restaurants. The boldly-hued indoor space features Philippe Beltran-designed décor, sky-high glass windows, a large restaurant patio and a rooftop space with 360-degree views that is poised to be the most sought-after event venue in San Diego.
In addition to exceptional dining, amenities and spacious accommodations, Pier South Resort will also feature a full service spa by Dames Day Spa.
The hotel’s design swirls modern style with classic elements of the Southern California beach lifestyle, for a sophisticated laid back experience free from dated nautical themes. Each of its 620-square-foot suites showcases clean design, refined textures and seamless technology, plus custom appointments and textiles, floor-to-ceiling windows, separate living areas, private balconies and dramatic ocean views.
As a LEED Silver-Certified property, Pier South Resort will utilize water conservation technologies and harness the California sun for solar cooling and heating. The property is also a major advocate for beach conservation and nearby wildlife sanctuaries, and also offers guided hikes for guests.
Hotel Chicago – Chicago, Illinois
Formerly the Hotel Sax and representing Autograph Collection’s debut in Chicago, Hotel Chicago pays homage to the very best of the “Windy City.” The hotel’s artistic décor and eclectic surroundings provide a perfect backdrop for its setting in the city’s downtown River North area.