TFE Hotels is set to operate a new Adina Apartment Hotel in Sydney’s second biggest and fastest growing business and commercial district, Macquarie Park at North Ryde, for owner Starin, a Sydney-based boutique fund manager that actively engages in prime commercial property of hotels and serviced apartments.
The new Adina Apartment Hotel is Starin’s flagship project and it fulfill the high demand for accommodation from businesses in Macquarie Park, by being the first and tallest fully serviced apartment hotel.
Starin’s Adina Apartment Hotel Macquarie Park designed by Group GSA, will offer sweeping views of Sydney’s city skyline from its 19 storeys and includes an infinity pool, gym and bar on the top floor.
It will comprise 154 hotel apartments, a ground floor reception, café and bar with an outdoor area and conferencing. Construction is starting now with planned completion end of 2017.
Typical of all Adina Apartment Hotels, it will offer spacious apartment living with the benefit of hotel services such as 24-hour reception and room service. Starin and TFE Hotels have carefully considered contemporary living and working spaces that will encourage guests to “live like a local” in studios or in one and two-bedroom apartments with fully-equipped kitchenettes and laundries.
“The project has had a continuing strong vision in pushing design excellence,” said Starin CEO Anurag Thukral. “The journey has involved a prestigious design competition with the prize awarded to leading architects.
“Starin has focused on efficient design coupled with outstanding décor, interiors and ambience.
“Starin is proud to hand over the operations to TFE Hotels, one of the leading hotel operators in Australia, to provide world-class customer service and maintain a 4 plus rating for the Apartment Hotel.”
TFE Hotels CEO Rachel Argaman said the company was perfectly suited to such a development because it was Australia’s only hotel group with in-house end-to-end development solutions, offering 50 years’ experience in hotel design, development and management to deliver market leading returns to owners.
It has 16 new hotels in its development pipeline, including two new Vibe Hotels set for Hobart and North Sydney, a Travelodge at Sydney Airport and The Calile in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane under TFE Hotels Collection brand.
“At TFE Hotels we offer true technical services,” Argaman said. “We advise and consult on the architectural design, construction and project management, performance specification and building layout of new or refurbished hotels. We offer intelligent guidance on the potential impact of any modifications, asset management and assist in the interior design scheme, along with FF&E guidance and procurement.
“All of these services are considered and executed with optimal returns for the owner always top of mind,” she said.
The hotel will be located on Lane Cove Road, just 150 metres from Macquarie Park train station, to take advantage of the busy corporate and MICE markets drawn to the many corporate offices headquartered in the precinct, including Hyundai, Optus, Sony, CSIRO and Cochlear as well as Macquarie University and Macquarie University Hospital.
Macquarie Park’s master plan shows it is expected to double in size in the next 20 years to include
2.5 million square metres of commercial space, to make it Australia’s fourth largest CBD after Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. It is also the second largest commercial office area in NSW after Sydney CBD.
“This is a huge growth area of Sydney and having a new apartment-style hotel there will cater to that growing demand for excellent conference facilities and stylish apartment accommodation for business travellers,” Argaman said.
“Ryde’s hotel accommodation market has continued to perform on a yearly basis in line with strong corporate related demand as well as the emerging presence of Macquarie University,” she said.