The hotel, now unveiling a fresh, contemporary interior that offers a world-class CBD hotel experience, is perfectly positioned to serve Sydney’s thriving hotel market.

Multidisciplinary design practice HASSELL introduced a design concept to reflect the spirit and individuality of the hotel’s location, employing a bright palette of natural and earthy shades and textures, inspired by the Australian landscape from bush to beach. Vital to the redesign was the incorporation of the latest hotel technology to balance the new aesthetic with cutting-edge functionality.

Schiavello was engaged by HASSELL as Head Contractor to undertake the complete interior construction of the hotel in two stages, a project which included 294 hotel rooms, reception, club lounge and restaurant, all while accommodating guests throughout.  The lobby, which boasts a new feature stone wall and timbered beams, represents a key component of the new design, as it offers a relaxing, engaging and open space to welcome guests.

One of the key challenges of the project was ensuring the hotel remained operational throughout the refurbishment. Phased, strategic processes were put in place to minimise dust and noise, requiring constant management and vigilance to ensure minimal disruption to guests, especially over the peak Christmas holiday season.

The highly collaborative approach between Schiavello, the HASSELL design team, PARKROYAL, and all parties involved can be credited for the seamless delivery of the project, amidst a particularly tight and challenging program.