AHICE and Design Inn 2020 both took place at Hyatt Regency Sydney.


An ordinary Thursday night at Darling Harbour was made extraordinary last night (01 Dec) following a larger than life outdoor visual showcase to mark the arrival of Hyatt Regency Sydney.

Unsuspecting bystanders were entertained as Hyatt Regency Sydney – owned by M&L Hospitality and formerly the Four Points by Sheraton Sydney Darling Harbour – literally lit up to unveil its newly refurbished look via a spectacular video, projected onto the enormous 2800sqm aspect on the harbour side of the freshly rebranded hotel.

The stimulating animation was a celebration of Hyatt Regency’s commitment to ensuring business and leisure travellers can always make the most of being away. Spectators were taken on a journey through Hyatt Regency Sydney from the perspective of two business and leisure guests.


The characters unveil the results of the hotel’s AUD$250 million redevelopment including a brand new 24-storey tower, additional premium rooms, lavish rooftop bar, state-of-the-art meeting and event spaces and new Regency Club Lounge.

This animation was developed using projection mapping techniques, green screens and geometry building distortion to create this invigorating, playful and abstract animation. It was projected onto the building using 16 projectors and a total of 28,348,800 pixels. Using a real play on scale and perspective, the video also highlights the size of what is now Australia’s largest upscale hotel.


Hyatt Regency Sydney General Manager, Malcolm Zancanaro, says local, interstate and international guests have even more to look forward to in the coming months.

“Hyatt Regency Sydney wanted a launch that was as stunning as the hotel’s transformation. The inside-out tour signifies the opening of our doors and the welcoming of guests to connect with themselves and one another in the most energising way,” he says.

“From today, guests can enjoy much of what they see in the projection including state-of-the-art meeting and event facilities. The inside-out tour signifies the opening of our doors to Sydney, and to connect guests to who and what matters most.”


The lavish rooftop bar with stunning harbour views, brand new 24 storey tower along with an exclusive Regency Club Lounge are due to open at the end of December.

James Wilkinson

Editor-In-Chief, Hotel Management