Art Deco Hotel Masterpiece Celebrates 100 years.

Aficionados of Art Deco architecture will be well rewarded with either a visit, or overnight stay at the Canberra Hyatt Hotel Australia. Not only is this a gem of Australian hotel, but significant on the world stage from a design perspective as well its location – within walking distance of the Australian parliament House and many of the major Embassies.

This writer visited in May 2023 and enjoyed its wintertime ambiance.

To quote the press release from the hotels general manager.

Adam Myott, General Manager, Hyatt Hotel Canberra calls the site a modern-day time capsule. “Rather than burying our history to uncover in years to come, we want to celebrate it now and bring it with us into the future,” Adam says.

For 100 years, the hotel has served as the preferred gathering place and social axis of the Canberra community, touching the lives of many. This is a once-in-a-century opportunity to unravel all its many glorious secrets.

Espionage, political intrigue, high-profile meetings, a century of High Teas, 99 New Year’s Eve parties, events, fundraising galas, celebrations and of course, weddings. Intertwined in the storied corridors of Hyatt Hotel Canberra, sits the fabric of our society.

“We want to hear about the little and big moments that made lasting ripples in the lives of our guests. It’s in the little details that exceptional can be found and that’s what we want to celebrate”.

Steeped in history, Hyatt Hotel Canberra – A Park Hyatt Hotel is launching a Centenary Stories giveaway to commemorate its 100th anniversary. Members of the community from near and far are being asked to submit their Hotel Canberra stories with each entry going into the draw to win a Suite Centenary stay valued at $2,900.

The Centenary Stories new site serves as a custodian of memories. A collection of moments, history and the very human and joyful experience of hospitality.

Love, politics, parties, dignitaries, delegations and celebrations.

“It’s time these walls talked,” says Adam.

To find out more or to submit your story visit

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