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Park Hyatt Sydney Readies for Reopening…

Posted on 23 September 2011

Fans of the Park Hyatt Sydney are in for a treat when the hotel reopens later this year. The hotel has been closed for seven months, during which its interiors and exteriors were transfomed and redesigned, nearly from scratch.

 

Located in the Rocks district of Sydney’s city center, the hotel was reimagined by Melbourne-based design firm BARStudio with new rooftop suites, fully upgraded guest rooms and fully remodeled public spaces. Elements of Sydney’s historic and contemporary landscape will be woven throughout and include the use of regional building materials and local artwork. Views of Sydney Harbor and the Opera House take on new meaning with a series of new floor-to-ceiling windows throughout almost all areas of the property.

 

We hear the original 1990 foundation, located on the Rocks’ original slipway, site of the Sydney Water Police Headquarters from 1885-1986, is being rebuilt of traditional Sydney sandstone, historically used as a canvas for aboriginal rock carvings and as a building material by local architects dating from 1788. The boardwalk surrounding the hotel’s entrance is being reconstructed using Spotted Gum, a timber native to a number of regions in Australia.

 

All guest rooms are being completely redesigned to enhance the guest experience and highlight the hotel’s harborfront location. An additional floor is being constructed to accommodate three new rooftop suites, each to feature expansive balconies and appropriately luxe amenities. The Sydney Suite, Park Hyatt Sydney’s new presidential suite, will feature an outdoor dining table on a 1,000-square-foot balcony as well as kitchen prep and cooking space for a personal chef. All suites will have floor-to-ceiling glass doors opening onto a private balcony overlooking Sydney Harbor, and formerly four-paneled floor-to-ceiling windows will be replaced with two larger panes to make for clearer views of the city outside. In addition to new design elements, service enhancements will include twice the former number of hotel butlers to assist all hotel guests and new restaurant-style, hand-carried in-room dining instead of the traditional roll cart.

 

In addition to private dining options, guests will be able to enjoy locally-sourced and bio-dynamic cuisine in The Dining Room. Its entire façade is being reconstructed to optimize the Opera House through floor-to-ceiling glass windows. In addition to dining room enhancements, bar goers will be able to glimpse these same views from The Bar or the all-day casual dining venue, The Living Room.

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