InterContinental Sydney Double Bay is on track to open in November 2014.
The hotel was acquired and is being developed by Royal Hotels Australia and together with the InterContinental Sydney Double Bay and the retail mix on the ground floor, this redevelopment will see luxury redefined for the Sydney suburban market.
“The restoration of this iconic building in Double Bay marks a pivotal stage in the growth of the portfolio of Royal Hotels Australia Pty Ltd,” said Peter Wilding, Managing Director of Royal Hotels Australia.
“The enriching local experiences coupled with world-class service provided to world travelers by InterContinental Hotels Group meant it was the true aspirant to re-launch the property.”
Wilding said the hotel would revive a bygone era with the restoration of the iconic Ritz Carlton and reawaken a desire for glamour and subtle elegance, assured of personalised service and attention.
The hotel will showcase 140 serene guestrooms and suites with beautifully reinstated original features including Italian white marble bathrooms and European fashioned balconies, complimented with a contemporary design twist.
There are also 14 Executive Suites and a Royal Suite boasting floor to ceiling views of Double Bay.
“InterContinental Sydney Double Bay will be Sydney’s newest luxury hotel, and is part of a wider plan to re-invigorate the exclusive and iconic Double Bay area,” said Frederic Brohez, General Manager, InterContinental Sydney Double Bay.
“InterContinental is world-renowned as a luxury hotel brand, and customers can expect nothing but the best from this newly renovated hotel. It will be the only five star property outside the CBD,” he said.
On the rooftop of the hotel lies an infinity pool and lounge area complete with cabanas and water vistas. A secluded courtyard is also uniquely presented to the guests of the InterContinental Club Lounge with all the dedicated amenities seen through the worldwide VIP service including all day dining and refreshments and business centre assistances.
InterContinental Sydney Double Bay brings a fresh vibe to the suburb of Double Bay with its bar and restaurant. Ascending the grand marble staircase to the first floor, passing through the energetic lobby and the restoration of the original grand piano – guests and visitors to Double Bay are welcomed to a unique ‘Gin’ bar concept.
Executive Chef Julien Pouteau will preside over the hotel’s restaurant and food direction. The all-day dining restaurant, will herald a seasonally lead menu fusing the best of local and worldly produce prepared featuring a Robata Grill, famous InterContinental styled buffet breakfast featuring a made-to-order hot à la carte, chef’s and private tables.
The restoration sees the reinstatement of the pillar-less 360 (banquet style) capacity Grand Ballroom, alongside the formation of seven flexible function rooms, making it the ideal location for any event from the wedding of the year to conference or incentive event. The hotel will also offer Sydney’s only fully separate Kosher kitchen.
The ground floor terrace will present a fusion of premium retail and lifestyle offerings for guests and the local community, with renowned contemporary ‘Japanese Saké Restaurant & Bar’ and a dedicated Pâtisserie. For total wellbeing and relaxation, a wellness centre and 24 hour gym with dedicated personal trainers will be a part of the hybrid and lively precinct.
The presence of signature InterContinental Hotels Group qualities are visible throughout the hotel, including cutting edge technology, WiFi, around the clock in-room dining and valet car parking.