Last week, we told you about a set of snow globe-style igloos popping up at Cargo Bar. Perfect for social distancing dining, these private igloos come with a specially-designed drinks and snacks menu and a canopy of twinkly fairy lights. Basically, they’re boujee as anything and yeah, we’re into them.
This week, more—yes more—igloos have arrived in Sydney. A new collection of fancy igloos have been installed within the suites at the beautiful harbourside hotel that is Pier One. Here you're igloo experience is pretty next level. Igloos have been perched on harbourside balconies—giving you uninterrupted views of Sydney’s sparkly waters as you igloo it up.
If you’re not familiar with Pier One, the hotel occupies a heritage pier beside the Harbour Bridge. The property recently underwent a multi-million dollar refurb, executed by Tonkin Zulaikha Greer architects.
As for the igloo experiences on offer, the “Dream Igloo Suite” includes access to your own private suite, as well as a plush balcony igloo, views of Walsh Bay, fresh seafood, indulgent desserts, share platters, and your favourite drinks.
If you’re keen to really dial up the apres-ski vibes, there’s the “Hot Tub Igloo”, which involves a balcony hot tub 5 metres above the pier, your own private bathroom, bathrobes, towels—all necessary items required for hot-tubbing.
Hampers are also available to order with your igloo experience. Choose from cheese and charcuterie, a seafood market basket and an "after-dark" hamper that's been created by hatted chef Thom Gorringe, head chef at The Gantry (the hotel's must-visit restaurant). The after-dark hamper heroes providores and farmers from bushfire affected regions, and this is a vibe we all need to get behind.
These OTT igloos will set you back a pretty penny (packages start at $400), but if you're keen to right the wrongs of 2020 and make some fun mems—we reckon this could be a top pick.
What: Igloos on the Pier
When: 19 June - 30 August, with bookings at 12.00pm, 3.30pm and 7pm. Overnight hotel stays are available.
Where: Pier One Sydney Harbour
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Image credit: Pier One Sydney Harbour