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Sydney's new Ritz-Carlton Sydney hotel will soar above The Star at Pyrmont when it opens in the early 2020s, with 220 six-star hotel rooms and a further 200 elite residences in the 61 story tower.
The development has been designed by architectural firm FJMT, with company director Richard Francis-Jones saying "our vision is for a beautifully sculpted architecture that will seem to grow from the great sandstone of Pyrmont."
Newly-released concept images hint at what we can expect when the Ritz-Carlton brand returns to Sydney after more than a decade.
The $500 million project will see the elite residences situated below the hotel rooms, with a shared Sky Lobby boasting a signature restaurant with stunning harbour views.
An adjoining 'ribbon development' will boast three pools – two with harbour views – plus two gymnasiums, a spa and wellness centre.
A spokesperson for The Star Entertainment Group declined to nominate a timeline for the hotel's opening, but told Australian Business Traveller that "build time would be two and half to three years after final approvals" from the NSW Department of Planning.