Sydney’s accommodation sector is experiencing a multi-million dollar revitalisation following a recent spate of openings, refurbishments and announced hotel developments.
Here’s the latest:
In the leafy suburb of Double Bay, the hotly anticipated InterContinental Sydney Double Bay opened its doors November 2014 after a multi-million dollar refurbishment of the former Ritz Carlton property, while in the same month the Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney also completed a $12 million refurbishment.
Not long after, The Langham Sydney (pictured) reopened in The Rocks in December following a $30 million refurbishment. The hotel now boasts spacious guestrooms, luxury amenities and fine dining including the famous Langham Afternoon Tea.
“Sydney received more than 11.5 million domestic and international overnight visitors in the past financial year,” deputy premier and minister for tourism and major events, Troy Grant, said.
“The opening of new and refurbished hotels and announcement of forthcoming developments is a major win for visitors to NSW.”
Hotels across the state also experienced redevelopment, including the long-awaited re-opening of The Hydro Majestic, in the Blue Mountains, which welcomed guests just before the new year ticked over.
Overlooking Tuggerah Lakes, IBIS Styles opened its 52 rooms to the public in December 2014 and earlier in the year Parklands Country Gardens and Lodges opened in Blackheath, with extensive refurbishments also taking place at both Anchorage Port Stephens and ATURA Albury.
Looking ahead to 2015 the designer hotel, QT Bondi Beach is set to open mid-year and will offer one-of-a-kind boutique apartments on iconic Bondi Beach.
Hotel giant Accor has announced a $100 million development to open a five-star hotel, Pullman Sydney Airport in May 2016, and the Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour in 2017 as part of the International Convention Centre Sydney development.