SYDNEY’S Sheraton on the Park will undergo a comprehensive renovation with the city hotel’s club lounge and 558 guest rooms receiving an elegant refresh.
The $40 million refurbishment will wrap by early 2018 and is planned to combine “modern design with the classical elegance” expected of a brand that caters comfortably to both business and leisure travellers.
“We’ve reinvented the hotel’s top-tier offering, including our Sheraton Club and suites, as well as the guestrooms, to enhance our offer for discerning travellers seeking a more residential style of accommodation that reflects the level of luxury they are accustomed to in their everyday lives,” says the property’s general manager David Fraser.
“We have fused the hotel’s classic grandeur and location to create a sophisticated hotel that responds to the expectations of the modern traveller for more authentic experiences and personalised service.”
Acclaimed interior designer Joseph Pang is the creative force behind the project that will see guestrooms and the club lounge “transform from floor-to-ceiling with an emphasis on approachable luxury”.
The Sheraton Club, occupying the hotel’s 21st floor, will be reconfigured to frame the spectacular views across Sydney Harbour, Hyde Park and St Mary’s Cathedral while inside the exclusive space there will be a private reading room, open lounge with grand fireplace, and a meeting room.
A media release also notes a semi-circular skylight “will be the signature architectural feature of the Sheraton Club Lounge using natural light to create an eye-catching focal piece”.
The sophisticated design feel will creep into the guest suites where the furniture selection, including some “modern residential pieces” like a plush chaise lounge, signals a departure from the conventional city-hotel aesthetic.
The colour scheme – subtle grey and green tones complimented by natural oak furniture and decedent upholstery – has been inspired by the hotel’s Hyde Park location and a mattress-to-ceiling leather bedhead will create a subtle definition between lounging and working spaces.