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.
In the meantime, The Star's rival Crown Group has developed its own site across the harbour in Barangaroo, with Crown Sydney opening in late 2020.