InterContinental Sydney is one of the city’s five star icons – a place to see and be seen for over 30 years. With the finishing touches of a top-to-bottom refurbishment now added ahead of its October 11 relaunch, that reputation is only expected to grow.
Among the many highlights of the two-year $110 million project are 509 rooms and suites swathed in green and blue tones to echo the view, and a grand lobby bar ready to welcome guests for all-day drinking and dining.
For the first time in the establishment’s long history, there’s also a public rooftop bar tailor-made for soaking up the skyline views.
First opened in 1985, InterContinental Sydney is housed within the 1851 Treasury Building, itself a tapestry of architectural styles from Victorian Neo-Classical to Italian Palazzo.
Jennifer Brown, General Manager of the InterContinental Sydney, describes the relaunch as the beginning of an exciting new chapter and is thrilled to unveil the fruits of the past two years.
Among the rooms are Classic and Superior City Rooms gazing back to the city skyline, as well as Harbour Bridge and Opera House Rooms, which afford stunning views of their namesakes.
A chaise window lounge in every room allows guests to soak up the view, with other essentials including a Smart TV, complimentary Wi-Fi and gourmet mini bar also included. The trademark marble bathrooms are also stocked with Byredo amenities.
Unveiled in August, The Treasury is a stunning bar and restaurant at the heart of the hotel, with curvaceous lounges and intimate booth seating, and a striking oval-shaped bar laden with local wines and spirits.
A mix of classic and experimental cocktails will be available too.
Nestled within the building’s original courtyard, the green-filled space will evolve throughout the day with the light, as shadows make their way along the brick archways that surround it.
To that end, it’ll be an essential spot to revisit again and again.
Up on level 32 is the brand-new Aster Bar, a transformed rooftop space affording 270-degree views of the city, including the Sydney Opera House and across the Royal Botanic Gardens.
The area was previously only accessible to guests in Club-level rooms and suites, but its doors will now be thrown open to the wider public. Don’t worry though, Club InterContinental isn’t going anywhere, it will still continue to deliver tailored service and exclusive perks.