Visitors venturing to Australia’s business capital will find the revamped Hilton Sydney hotel waiting for them, where all 547 rooms and 40 suites have now been redesigned and refurbished.
Beyond new carpets, curtains and tapware, the $25 million renovation also introduces new recliners, bedside lights, and 55-inch smart TVs in every room.
However, the biggest change for business travellers is the removal of traditional in-room work desks and office chairs.
These have been replaced with a “custom table” positioned in front of the TV, where guests can work or dine, and with space-saving seating.
“A fundamental design decision was an overhaul of the traditional desk setup, which took up considerable floor space,” said Mike Watson of A+ Design Group – the firm in charge of the makeover.
“In its place ... is an oversized Italian armchair and ottoman, coupled with a custom table, at which guests can work or dine.”
The hotel has also introduced two room types: Corner Rooms, which provide an extra window for taking in the view, and Family Rooms, whereby two guestrooms can be interconnected.
“Hilton Sydney is an iconic property, and we are so pleased to offer a reinvigorated product to our guests in 2021,” said Hilton Sydney’s General Manager, Hayden Hughes.
“Providing an upmarket guest experience while offering a gateway to Sydney’s CBD has always been a priority for the hotel.”
The hotel will continue to offer an Executive Lounge (albeit currently closed) for guests staying in Executive-level rooms – plus Hilton Honors Diamond members booked in any room type – as well as an indoor swimming pool, and guest access to the Fitness First Pitt St Platinum gym.
Food and beverage venues remain available including the heritage-listed Marble Bar, Luke Mangan’s Glass Brasserie restaurant, Zeta Bar (also currently closed), and Caffe Cino.
Rates begin at $209 per night, with Hilton Honors members able to earn and spend points at Hilton Sydney.