The iconic PASADENA reopens in Sydney’s Pittwater
Vacant since 2009, the property has been given a new lease of life after careful restoration by its most recent owners
Hidden away in sleepy Church Point, PASADENA is a waterfront property with nearly a century of history preceding its reopening. After sitting vacant since 2009, the venue has been acquired by long-term local residents who have carefully renovated and restored the venue to a modern version of its former self. Despite plenty of controversy throughout this process, owners Paul and Sheridan Peterkin were able to open the hotel at the beginning of this year to much success.
The historic PASADENA is a 14-room boutique-style hotel, with a restaurant, bar and event space that has been designed with occasions such as weddings and corporate events in mind. The seafood-oriented menu celebrates simplicity and fresh produce, while exquisite wines offer the perfect complement to both the food and the views over the Pittwater.
The management team behind PASADENA is spearheaded by general manager, Jordana Shawyer, formerly of Doltone House and The Boathouse Group. Paul and Sheridan have also brought on Petr Buchel as Head Chef, a man with an impressive resume that includes Fourforteen, Barbuto and Sails at Lavendar Bay. Together, the team has created a world-class venue.
An excellent base for exploring the offerings of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and the extensive waterways of the stunning Pittwater, PASADENA feels a world away despite being just 45 minutes from Sydney’s CBD. With a variety of events being hosted throughout the festive season, there is every opportunity to visit the new-and-improved premises and enjoy a cocktail looking out over the water.