The much-anticipated revitalisation of the iconic Hydro Majestic Hotel is now complete.
With a rich history and a mythology that follows the map of our nation from Federation and through two world wars to present day. Now, the long awaited opportunity experience this jewel in the Blue Mountains crown and rediscover the essence of the Australia’s most iconic historical hotels has arrived.
The ‘Hydro’ as it is affectionately known, is comprised of 5 different architectural styles all iconic buildings in their own right and joined by a unique restoration, its interiors and gardens, stretch more than a kilometre across the Megalong Valley escarpment, has been revitalised to a world-class standard.
The Majestic Point Lookout, the Boiler House Café and the magnificent new Hydro Majestic Pavilion will provide a gateway to the Blue Mountains with a lookout, dining, an interactive history centre & providores that showcases the best regional gourmet food and wine of the area “A Taste of The Blue Mountains”.
The famed Hydro Majestic Hotel at Medlow Bath will continue the spirit and vision of Mark Foy, the original owner when he began the creation of his dream on the Medlow cliff face over a century ago.
The Hydro Majestic is not only a vast hotel, stretching more than 1.1 kilometres across the escarpment; it is also a vibrant part of Australian history and an iconic symbol of the Blue Mountains for generations.
A team of highly revered heritage experts, architecture specialists and designers were enlisted, with particular weight given to examining and respecting the Hydro Majestic’s social history and heritage. The plans add the 21st Century layer, mindful of the past, but always with a vision of the future.
Hydro Majestic is part of the Escarpment Group collection of hotels in the Blue Mountains. The Escarpment Group is a unique collection of luxury escapes in the World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains. It incorporates 4 luxury brands that are iconic to the Blue Mountains – Lilianfels Resort and Spa, Echoes Boutique Hotel & Restaurant, The Hydro Majestic Hotel and Parklands Country Gardens & Lodges, including a unique partnership with TAFE NSW – Western Sydney Institute toprovide education and training - Hotel Management Institute (HMI). . Each of these established icons is steeped in history and surrounded by dramatic landscapes and breathtaking views that are unique to the Blue Mountains region.
The Escarpment Group is independently owned and operated and its investments in the Blue Mountains region began in 2004 with Echoes Boutique Hotel and Restaurant. In 2008, The Hydro Majestic was acquired with a view to refurbishing one of the most iconic resorts in Australia and so began an exhaustive chapter of peeling back the layers and adding back the luxe. In 2009, the Escarpment Group acquired Lilianfels Resort & Spa and continued to successfully operate it as the premier 5 star property within 90 mins Sydney CBD. In 2013, the Escarpment Group added to its collection Parklands Country Gardens & Lodges with a view of adding to the story of Historical luxurious sustainable regional tourism.
To further support its growing profile in the region and meet the operational demands the properties, the Escarpment Group has embarked on a joint venture with TAFE Western Sydney Institute to set up the Hotel Management Institute (HMI). Its aim is to provide internationally recognised qualifications for hospitality students and facilitate bespoke training of all Escarpment staff through an accredited program unique to HMI. This will not only provide the Blue Mountains region with increased economic activity and a robust education industry but more importantly an increased pool of trained staff ready to deliver a high standard of hospitality services across its properties.
The Escarpment Group is truly committed to the region and is focused delivering high end tourism on a scale rarely seen in regional NSW. The regional food and wine focus will certainly be the highlight with many more chapters unfolding on what is a very exciting period for Blue Mountains tourism.