Peruvian chef Alejandro Saravia tipped to lead new NH Collection hotel in Surry Hills

A once-nondescript arterial road in Surry Hills is set to become a prized pocket for boutique hotels and detour-worthy dining.

Paramount House Hotel is leading the charge on Commonwealth Street, while a couple of hundred meters away on busy Wentworth Avenue, Ace Hotel is poised to open next month with Mitch Orr-led restaurant Kiln. And we hear something is brewing next door to Ace.

NH Hotel Group’s first Australian NH Collection hotel will sit cheek by jowl with Ace next year.

Word on the eat streets of Surry Hills is a leading restaurant designer has signed to the project and its signature restaurant will lean toward Peruvian cuisine.

NH Collection is believed to be in talks with chef Alejandro Saravia, the Peruvian chef involved at Farmer’s Daughters in Melbourne (plus another restaurant on the way), along with Uma restaurant in Perth.

“At this stage we aren’t ready to comment,” a spokeswoman for the hotel replied to Good Food’s queries about the project and Saravia’s involvement at the 254-room hotel.

It’ll certainly open in a promising food neighborhood.

Next door, Ace’s rooftop Kiln restaurant will have a giant retractable roof, two terraces and a bar. Down on the ground floor, all-day restaurant LOAM, a sister to LOAM at the hotel in Downtown Los Angeles, will have its own chef.

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