Four Points by Sheraton Sydney Darling Harbour has reclaimed the title of Australia’s largest hotel, following the addition of 52 rooms during the property’s AUD$20 million refurbishment.
The refurbishment, being undertaken by ISIS and designed by Elenberg Fraser, has seen the creation of a new Premium Room category at the property, which now features 682 rooms, up from 630.
The largest hotel was until recently the two-year-old Crown Metropol in Melbourne with 658 rooms.
“As one of Sydney’s premier hotels and the largest in Australia with 682 rooms, the refurbishment strengthens the Four Points by Sheraton Sydney, Darling Harbour as the market leader in the upper upscale category,” Four Points by Sheraton Sydney Darling Harbour General Manager David Fraser told HM.
According to Starwood, the new Premium Room category “has been designed with an interior that embraces simplicity, authenticity and an emotional response, appealing to both the business and leisure guest”.
The Premier Room category includes Premium City Side and Harbour View Rooms whilst the larger Deluxe Harbour View Rooms and Premium Maritime Suites feature balconies with panoramic views of Darling Harbour.
The new rooms have distinctive modern additions with completely renovated bathrooms featuring walk-in showers, contemporary furnishings, state of the art lighting, wireless access and iPhone/iPad connectivity.
The hotel has also completed improvements to The Corn Exchange restaurant and a complete new outdoor setting for the Terrace.
The hotel’s Grand Ballroom has also been renewed with a complete makeover consisting of all finishes and the latest Audio Visual technology enhancing the experience for successful meetings and events.
Additionally, the Heritage Atrium is a new space which portrays a touch of historical Sydney in a modern meeting and event setting.