InterContinental Sydney completes transformation unveils new look
- October 12, 2022
InterContinental Sydney, one of Sydney’s iconic heritage hotels has revealed new public spaces, guestrooms and restaurant and bar concepts following a $120 million transformation.
Intercontinental Sydney is located in Sydney’s Treasury building. The landmark hotel has undergone a comprehensive $120 million transformation, which included a redesign of its guestrooms, public spaces, wellness areas, club lounge, restaurants and bars.
InterContinental Sydney’s rich history and harbourside location provided a wealth of inspiration for once in a generation redesign. Carefully respecting and celebrating the heritage-listed building, the transformation draws cues from the Australian landscape, Sydney harbour and neighbouring Royal Botanic Garden.
The hotel’s 509 generously sized guestrooms and suites have been meticulously reimagined with a modern new design, features and amenities. Drawing green and blue hues from the adjacent gardens and harbour through unobstructed windows, the redesign creates uninterrupted flow from indoor to outdoor.
The transformation also reflects redesign of the hotel’s entrance and reception area, imbued with organically designed reception pods where guests are welcomed with an intimate and seamless check-in experience. The main feature of this space is a new and intricate feature art wall that details a historical timeline of the city and property from 1788 to the present day.
The hotel’s wellbeing amenities have also been revitalised and continue to incorporate a state-of-the-art gym and an indoor heated pool, which floats 31 stories high enjoying an abundance of natural light and breathtaking views overlooking the Sydney Opera House.
InterContinental Sydney’s relaunch also marks the highly awaited public opening of Aster Bar on level 32. The hotel’s renowned rooftop space is now open to hotel guests and locals alike, offering more members of the community the opportunity to experience the unparalleled views across Sydney’s harbourside, spanning Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, and the Royal Botanic Gardens.
Located in the original cortile of the building where the nation’s first grape vine plantation was laid, The Treasury is a new bar and dining destination. With references to the roots of its location, the new lobby bar offers a flora-filled, all-day urban oasis where guests can enjoy flavours and stories from the past from a carefully cultivated menu of cocktails, wines and dishes.
The hotel’s newly designed breakfast space, The Conservatory, provides an elevated experience for in-house guests. Here guests will greet the day exploring open cooking stations and a walk-in pantry. InterContinental Sydney high tea is also served here. Throughout the day and evening the space can be booked for exclusive use as a premium event space. A unique, circular private dining room, wrapped in floor to ceiling plush green velvet, is also available to hire for up to 16 guests.
InterContinental Sydney continues to be a premium business and events destination, offering a broad range of distinctive meeting spaces in the heart of Sydney’s CBD.