Multiplex has reached a major construction milestone on M&L Hospitality’s new boutique hotel at 65 Sussex Street in Sydney’s CBD, topping out the eight-level building.

Revealed to almost 800 delegates at the at the eighth annual Australasian Hotel Industry Conference and Exhibition (AHICE) in Melbourne today (May 3) and designed by architects Fitzpatrick and Partners with interiors by Wood Bagot, the hotel will feature a distinctive geometric façade and comprise 182 guest rooms including four generously-sized suites, a three-story high internal garden and courtyard, meeting space, restaurant and bar.

“We are excited to reach this important milestone and look forward to launching our new boutique hotel later in 2017,” said Neil Maxwell, CEO, M&L Hospitality.

According to Multiplex, the construction of 65 Sussex Street has seen over 550 people and 85,000 hours worked on-site to date. Almost 3,000 cubic metres of concrete has been used to build the hotel’s structure, while 333 individual panels of glass will be used to form the geometric façade.

“The hotel is an important part of the revitalisation of the surrounding western corridor and is ideally located close to the Barangaroo and King Street Wharf lifestyle precincts,” said David Ghannoum, Regional Managing Director NSW at Multiplex.

”We are drawing on our expertise in hotel construction and working within the confined and busy CBD environment to deliver this new hotel.

With the structure of 65 Sussex Street complete, Multiplex will now commence the internal fit-out of the guest rooms with completion on track for the end of 2017.

In December 2016, Multiplex completed the redevelopment of M&L Hospitality’s 161 Sussex Street property at Darling Harbour with the hotel opening as Hyatt Regency, representing the brand’s return to the Sydney market.

James Wilkinson

Editor-In-Chief, Hotel Management