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Park Hyatt Sydney's Redesign to Incorporate City’s Past and Present

September 21, 2011 By: Michele Herrmann


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The Park Hyatt Sydney will reopen in late 2011 following the most comprehensive, large-scale redesign in the Australian hotel’s 21-year history.

Melbourne-based design firm BARStudio was selected for this renovation project. Upon completion, Park Hyatt Sydney will feature new rooftop suites, upgraded guest rooms and fully remodeled public spaces. The property is in The Rocks district of Sydney’s city center.

Elements of Sydney’s historic and contemporary landscape will be woven throughout the property, including the use of regional building materials and local artwork. A series of new floor-to-ceiling windows placed throughout almost all areas of the property will offer guests more personal views of Sydney Harbor and the Opera House.

A group of renowned Australian artists have been commissioned to create sculptures, paintings, and photographs, inspired by The Rocks and harbor, to connect public spaces and guest rooms to Sydney’s past and present. They include painter Tim Johnson, sculptors Bruce Armstrong and Robert Bridgewater and photographer Robert Billington.

All guest rooms are being revamped to enhance guests’ experience and highlight the hotel’s harbor front location. A new additional floor will accommodate three new rooftop suites, each to feature expansive balconies and luxurious amenities.

The Sydney Suite, a 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 for enjoying meals en plein air.

All suites will have floor-to-ceiling glass doors opening onto a private balcony overlooking the harbor. Notable service enhancements will double the number of hotel butlers and will usher in new hand-carried, in-room dining.

The entire façade of The Dining Room, the hotel’s restaurant, is being reconstructed to make the Opera House viewable from all possible angles through floor-to-ceiling glass windows. In addition to dining room enhancements, bar goers will be able to glimpse these same views from any barstool perch at The Bar or the all-day casual dining venue, The Living Room.


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By Michele Herrmann | September 21, 2011
The Park Hyatt Sydney will reopen in late 2011 following the completion of a large-scale redesign.