Following the NSW Department of Planning and Environment’s final building approval, Mulpha has now commenced construction work on the $95 million redevelopment of Sydney’s 32-storey InterContinental Sydney, enabling the most significant improvements to the hotel in more than 30 years.

The full refurbishment, which has been designed by New York-based architectural firm Rockwell Group and local architect Woods Bagot, will dramatically enhance the hotel’s public-facing amenity while preserving its heritage which dates back to 1851.

The internal upgrade will include all 500+ guest rooms and corridors, as well as refurbishment of the ground level including the Macquarie Street entry, receptions, and the inclusion of a new iconic public bar within the heritage central court. There will also be a full refurbishment of the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant, level 31 gym and pool, and another new bar within the level 32 Club InterContinental lounge that will be open to the public.

The external work will include upgrading the iconic entrance on Phillip Street to ensure all-abilities access, roof alterations and expansion of the top-level Club InterContinental lounge, new greenery along the Phillip Street façade, and replacement of the tower’s awnings and windows.