But these aren’t your grandmother’s baths, these aren’t the vanilla porcelain slouch of an uninspired bathtub. What you’ll find in our rooms are beautifully handcrafted timber baths, like Japanese soaking tubs seemingly lifted from a traditional bathhouse. Each made from sustainable, FSC certified blackbutt timber by Emanuel Oppliger, in a process spanning 2-3 weeks. Having learned the craft in Switzerland, Manny has been perfecting the art for the past ten years.
Manny was an obvious choice for PHH to collaborate with. We asked him to make 9 identical baths for Paramount House Hotel, a request that was not without its difficulties. Manny recalls “the biggest challenge was finding room in my small workshop for the nine tubs, my biggest order so far.”
When asked about his craft, he says “I believe that being able to relax is one of the most important things in today’s busy and hectic world. I hope that people can experience that in one of my bathtubs,” and we completely agree.
At Paramount House Hotel the mood is always set to: relax. Whether you’re here for business, or just a short stop in a long road trip, if you’re visiting Sydney for the first time, or having a romantic night around the corner from your place – when you’re in the House your comfort is our priority.
We recommend booking a room with one of Manny’s baths, setting the lights low, grabbing something from the minibar, and enjoying it with an Addition ‘bath brew’. Try the ‘River Stone’, which is blended by hand and uses Australian Olive Clay, Zeolite Clay, Australian Tea Tree, Epsom Salt & Certified Organic Essential oils; Pink Grapefruit, Rosemary, Fennel Sweet, Juniperberry, and Carrot Seed.
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