Iconic Boutique Hotels join EVT Hotels & Resorts


Invictus Developments selects EVT to manage hotel collection 

Today, EVT Hotels & Resorts announced a management partnership with Invictus Developments, as part of the Independent Collection by EVT (ICbE). The Old Clare Hotel in Chippendale and Harbour Rocks Hotel in Sydney are now managed by EVT, with a view to further extend the partnership. These properties demonstrate the ongoing success of EVT’s Independent Collection in delivering results for independent hotel brands, offering an agile and highly transferable model across all travel segments. 

Norman Arundel, EVT's Director of Hotel and Resorts Operations commented on the announcement, “We appreciate the confidence Invictus Developments’ has in selecting these hotels to be part of the Luxe tier of the Independent Collection. The Old Clare and Harbour Rocks Hotels are Sydney accommodation icons and will be valued additions to the Independent Collection by EVT which continues to deliver results for owners through a flexible and adaptable model for any property type.” 

Chayadi Karim, of Invictus Developments, says, “We are committed to growth and investment within the Australian hotel sector and are excited to accelerate this strategic focus in partnership with EVT. The properties have a rich, iconic history and we know EVT’s end-to-end capability will align with our future vision for these hotels. These Invictus hotels will form part of a new brand within the Independent Collection, to be announced later this year.” 

The Independent Collection by EVT enables hotel owners to leverage the scale and expertise of EVT’s hotel solutions. The Collection has 19 hotels covering all market segments from luxe to comfort.  

To make a reservation at The Old Clare Hotel or Harbour Rocks Hotel, visit the Independent Collection website


  1. The Old Clare Hotel 

The Art-Deco style hotel is situated across two iconic heritage-listed buildings (the original 1939 Clare Hotel and Carlton Brewery Administrative Building). Forming part of the Eat Street lifestyle and hospitality precinct within the Central Park, Broadway, The Old Clare exemplifies a prime location. 

The hotel currently features: 

  • 69 unique heritage-modern rooms across seven tiers, including lofts, executive suites, and dog-friendly options 
  • A sundrenched rooftop overlooking the city skyline complete with bar and guest pool. 
  • Array of dining options: 
  • Longshore, one-hatted seafood restaurant 
  • Clare Bar, a relaxing bar for any occasion 
  • TOCH Bar, stylish surrounds for a contemporary breakfast 
  • Wellness offerings including private gym, free bike hire, in-room massage services and a book & record library 
  • Off-site valet parking 
  • Conferencing and event facilities including weddings, parties, and corporate meetings 
  1. The Harbour Rocks Hotel 

In the heart of The Rocks precinct, on the edge of Sydney Harbour, lies one of Sydney’s most beautiful iconic hotels. Ranging from heritage rooms to a harbour view suite, The Harbour Rocks Hotel epitomises style in a prime location. 

The hotel currently features: 

  • 59 room, 5-star accommodation, with a mix of Heritage, Superior, Deluxe and Suite and Harbour-view options 
  • Array of culinary options: 
  • Tayim Restaurant, modern and traditional Middle Eastern cuisine 
  • Terrace by Tayim, Arabian themed outdoor, laneway bar 
  • Creperie Suzette, refined selection of sweet and savoury Parisian treats 
  • Eric’s Bar, located on the ground floor 
  • Private event and dining spaces for business meetings, social celebrations, and weddings 
  • On-site fitness facility