After five years and a $15 million investment, all covers have been removed at Pier One Sydney Harbour, Autograph Collection as the conclusion of a grand refurbishment was celebrated in grand style this week.

Drawing on the property’s maritime heritage, the project from architects Tonkin Zulaikha Greer and interior designer Jack Milenkovic saw maritime-themed artefacts installed in rooms through key pieces of furniture and objects placed carefully in each room to complement, rather than hide, the building’s original framework which appears in each room.

Rooms feature newly curated mini-bars, featuring a selection of local and imported treats including Archie Rose spirits and a Nespresso coffee machine and extensive pod selection.

Tonkin Zulaika Greer Principal, Tim Greer, said every room at Pier One was special and unique and the finished product had to deliver a never-repeated stay experience for guests.

“We wanted to celebrate the view, with every item in a room taking cue from the waterside location; deep blue hues in armchairs, exposed strongbacks and beams, soft linens wood finishings and mirrors carefully positioned to give guests always-on harbour views.”

To mark the occasion, an elegant soiree featuring guests arriving on Seven Star super-yachts took place this week, with catering provided by the hotel’s hatted restaurant, The Gantry.

“We are thrilled to invite guests to experience this design transformation of all of our rooms,” said Pier One Sydney Harbour General Manager, Kim Mahaffy.

“We are Sydney’s most historic and pre-eminent lifestyle hotel, with a luxurious, yet accessible offering for guests looking for a distinctively Sydney experience right on Sydney Harbour.”