InterContinental Sydney Double Bay hotel opens this week

By Chris Chamberlin, November 3 2014

Standing at 140 rooms, the new InterContinental Sydney Double Bay hotel opens its doors on Thursday following a multi-million dollar refurbishment of all guest rooms and public areas.

Originally the Ritz-Carlton Double Bay hotel in 1991 and later migrating to the Stamford brand, the new property features a rooftop pool and lounge for unwinding on work trips or for a simple holiday:

Business travellers can visit the Club InterContinental Lounge with an attached French provincial courtyard, and can attend conferences in a 300 seat pillar-less boardroom.

An on-site business centre provides the expected amenities such as photocopying, printing and fax transmission, with in-room internet free for all members of IHG Rewards Club.

Unwind in a Royal Suite at the InterContinental Double Bay Sydney hotel
Unwind in a Royal Suite at the InterContinental Double Bay Sydney hotel

Non-members can choose to join the program at no charge during their stay to get connected, or can pay a flat fee of $25 per day to browse the Web.

Join IHG's loyalty program for free in-room Internet...
Join IHG's loyalty program for free in-room Internet...

The Stockroom Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, while you’ll find rare and vintage gins at the hotel’s Stillery bar:

Along with free Internet access, IHG Rewards Club members enjoy their usual perks such as late check-out (where available), free room upgrades for Platinum members and the option to earn IHG points or frequent flyer miles.

The new Double Bay hotel joins the InterContinental Sydney in the New South Wales capital to become the fifth InterContinental in Australia, with special opening rates from $390/night including breakfast for two from November 6 2014.

For more details, head to InterContinental.com/DoubleBay.

Also read: How to qualify for InterContinental Royal Ambassador status

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Chris Chamberlin

Chris Chamberlin is the Associate Editor of Executive Traveller and lives by the motto that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, a great latte, a theatre ticket and a glass of wine!

12 Jun 2013

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I'll take the Michael Hutchence suite.

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17 Aug 2012

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The IC Double Bay isn't really in the CBD, so I'll put it out here that to get there by public transport, the bus to take is a 324, 325 or 326 from the City (Elizabeth St).

Alternatively, it's a 10-15 minutes walk from Edgecliff railway station.

22 Jun 2013

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Likelihood of this happening though @watson374?

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17 Aug 2012

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I honestly wouldn't rule it out! People do things like take the Piccadilly Line to T5 to fly off in First, and there are worse things you can do than take a Watsons Bay bus.

22 Jun 2013

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Very true. I stand corrected.

P.S. I quite enjoyed that pun!

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17 Aug 2012

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Oh, I didn't even realise I made it! 

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25 Sep 2013

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Qantas is offering 5,000 points at the moment for select bookings.

Etihad

23 Jan 2013

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Can't believe their top suite sells for $5,500 a night! That's a lot considering its outside the CBD. 

Tastefully decorated though.

22 Jun 2013

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You forget it is smack bang in the middle of Double Pay! Oops I mean Bay :/

12 Jun 2013

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It always seemed like a ridiculously inconvenient location to me. The only time I ever went there was my Year 12 formal.

Mind you, I'm a north shore boy, so the whole of the Eastern Suburbs is just this bizarre and unnavigable wasteland in my mind.

22 Jun 2013

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Wasteland. Lol!!


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