InterContinental Sydney gets $200 million makeover

By David Flynn, February 22 2017
InterContinental Sydney gets $200 million makeover

Sydney's iconic InterContinental Sydney is about to get a whole lot more swish with plans for a $200 million upgrade to all 509 guest rooms and public areas.

But the most stunning part of the package will be a 900m² ballroom extending out from the 10th floor to provide a panoramic vista taking in Circular Quay and the Sydney Harbour Bridge through massive floor-to-ceiling glass walls.

The proposed transformation – which will require approval from the NSW Department of Planning and Environment due to the hotel's unique heritage, which incorporates the former Treasury Building, marks the most significant improvements to InterContinental Sydney for over three decades.

Also on the cards is an expansion of the rooftop Club InterContinental lounge, offering sweeping degree views from the Sydney Harbour Bridge around to Botany Bay.


David Flynn is the Editor-in-Chief of Executive Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.

12 Apr 2011

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Looks like a major facade change that's going to require closure of the hotel?

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

25 Mar 2014

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Needs a good makeover 

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

23 Feb 2017

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Hope there are curtains or whatever on the floor to ceiling glass walls.  I wouldn't want to be the guest speaker during a day time conference.   Attention everywhere but the podium I reckon.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

30 May 2013

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Amazing! Needs a spruce up but if these plans go ahead it will be sensational.

Club InterContinental Lounge on top floor is already one of the best spots in Sydney.

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