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First look: Novotel Sydney Central upgrade


Novotel Sydney Central has just completed its final phase of refurbishment with the main Conference Centre now showcasing a contemporary look that still complements the heritage-listed original features of the hotel.

Full refurbishment of all 255 guestrooms and the public areas was completed in late 2013.

“The completion of the hotel’s refurbishment has come at a great time and complements the regeneration of the surrounding precinct,” said Novotel Sydney Central General Manager, Danesh Bamji.

“For a long time, Haymarket has been seen as a transient suburb and is often overshadowed by Darling Harbour and Chinatown.


“With the public works that are currently underway such as The Goods Line, Haymarket is going to be transformed into one of the city’s most exciting precinct.

“Surrounded by cutting-edge architecture as well as exciting new restaurant and retail areas, the revitalisation of Novotel Sydney Central will further stimulate business and tourism opportunities for the precinct and Sydney,” he said.

Novotel Sydney Central offers 12 purpose-built meeting rooms over three levels. The conference spaces in the main Conference Centre on the first floor, pre-function area and private bar have been re-designed.

The complete overhaul of this space includes installation of new furnishings, re-painting of fixtures, as well as upgrading of all floor surfaces.

The pre-function area and private bar can now seamlessly transform to suit an exhibition event during the day, and a social event at night with the use of colour-changing LED feature screens and a feature wall.


Keeping in pace with the high technological needs of conferences, the Conference Centre has also had a complete upgrade of the audio visual (AV) systems.

Managed by Fairchild Multimedia, new AV equipment has been installed including 16:9 HD format, HDMI capability throughout all conference spaces, new projection equipment including triple projection in the main ballroom.

All conference rooms will also have access to the newly-introduced Fairchild-developed ‘SeeMe Now’ electronic concierge tablet interface.

This will allow for ease of communications with the hotel events team and on-site AV professional during the course of conferences.

Novotel Sydney Central can cater to data-intensive events including HD video conferencing with a designated 20mbps synchronous link and capability catering up to 300 delegates connecting simultaneously.


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