June 3, 2022 | By Bronwen Largier

There’s been a run of good news for Sydney on the hotel front recently and it doesn’t appear to be stopping.

Accor will open a new MGallery property within a 36-floor mixed use development on the site of a former tobacco factory on Castlereagh St in the Sydney city centre next month.

A $94 million investment in a new build, The Porter House Hotel – MGallery will open within the redeveloped Porter House precinct, with 122 rooms and suites over 10 floors in July. The hotel will also feature a rooftop garden and pool.

Alongside this, the original heritage-listed Porter House building next door – a bridge links the old and the new buildings – will become a hospitality hub with an all-day dining offering, Henry’s Bread and Wine, on the ground floor with a four metre wine wall for afternoon drinks, a 90-seater restaurant, Dixson & Sons, which will hero produce from NSW, on the first floor, and a cocktail bar called Spice Trader to open on the top floor in spring this year.

On levels two and three of the original building, two entire levels will be entirely dedicated to event space and private dining.

Level two will feature multiple breakout spaces for meetings, while level three will have four private dining rooms; two of which will have space for eight guests each, while the other two will step up the luxury with fireplaces and libraries and have seating for eight to 16 guests.

“Emanating an effortless duality, the redeveloped Porter House precinct plays with the concept of intriguing contrasts,” said The Porter House Hotel general manager Joleen Hurst.

“By placing two extraordinary buildings together, we have created something remarkably original that we hope local, interstate and international guests will be fascinated by.”