Taylor's Crown Inn is relaunching as Berrima Vault House in May 2021.
Originally hand built by convicts in 1844, Berrima Vault House is a contemporary five star hospitality venue in a historic building in the heart of the Highlands.
The new venue has positioned itself as place to enjoy the things that matter in life; a place to relax, have fun, explore what the Highlands has to offer and an opportunity to work remotely from a heritage listed building.
Berrima Vault House has been designed for those who no longer need to be based in the city, but still want a place to work, play and stay.
With an in-house concierge, members and guests can access a range of activities, services and social settings including boutique accommodation, change room facilities, club lounges, gardens, jail cells transformed into intimate private dining rooms, meeting spaces, cultural event programming and access to luxury brand partners.
A village-shop-of-the-future will retail limited edition and bespoke lifestyle items.
As one of Australia's oldest public houses, wine storage vaults, and heritage locations, Berrima Vault House is being reimagined and restored by a team of local and global experts.
Leading the revitalisation is Southern Highland resident, founder of Background Creative Counsel and CEO Si Philby.
Mr Philby collaborated with fellow local residents Paul Nemeth and Oliver Peagam on the project.
"When I first saw this building it was clear there was a special canvas to work with," Mr Philby said.
"The property has a series of spaces - including unseen rooms that have stood the test of time - with unbelievable history.
"We have curated a specific team with local expertise and world class credentials, to bring the building back to life for the 21st century."
Former area general manager of QT Hotels and interior design form CP and Co Jason Cooley as well as Mark Takla of Paramount Trade Group, Stuart Holt the CEO of royal award winning UK architecture and design company Javelin Block, along with Dan Flower, formerly of Soho House were all integral to the project.
Mr Fowler said it was a 'no brainer' to help Si and his team in the Highlands. .
"I love Australia, the building is phenomenal, and the concept is bang on for how people want to work and play these days," he said.
"There's no better time for new forms of hospitality in places outside of cities."
As a drawcard destination to the Southern Highlands for local, interstate and international visitors, the Berrima Vault House will showcase local suppliers and producers to support and connect the Southern Highlands economy, injecting new waves of visitation to the area.
Whether guests are looking for a place to work, rest, stay or play, Berrima Vault House is set to become a much sought-after destination, and a home away from home.
Berrima Vault House is located at 11 Old Hume Highway, Berrima.
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