City of Sydney Deputy Lord Mayor cuts the ribbon with Veriu CEO, Zed Sanjana.

City of Sydney Deputy Lord Mayor, Jessica Scully, last night joined Veriu Hotels and Suites founders and executives to formally cut the ribbon to open the brand’s newest property in Green Square on the Sydney CBD fringe.

The 144-room hotel was gleaming as dignitaries and VIP guests enjoyed the grand opening celebrations, marking the official debut of the fifth Veriu property in Sydney. Guests enjoyed food and beverage from adjacent eatery, Freddie Green’s, along with beverages from Archie Rose.

The hotel itself sits on a site once occupied by a vintage Mercedes car yard, with this history reflected in a Mercedes vehicle which has been converted into the hotel’s reception desk.

Four room categories are on offer at Veriu Green Square, leading in with the efficient Hotel Suite. From the ergonomically designed micro-apartment and up, guests will also have access to an equipped kitchenette. Guests also have access to a fitness centre, lobby lounge bar and meeting rooms.

Scully with Veriu Hotels Co-founder, Alex Thorpe.

Veriu Founder Rhys Williams said the pair stumbled across the hotel-approved DA on site in 2016 and knew it would transform into something amazing in an area expected to welcome more than 10,000 new residents over the next decade.

“We stand for a connected local experience. We want to lead Australia in the design of the micro-apartment.”

Green Square is currently Australia’s largest urban regeneration project, with factories and industrial dating back decades gradually making way for new residential and commercial premises as business expands beyond the neighbouring CBD.

The Veriu brand is due to expand outside its Sydney heartland from 2022 when a 110-apartment newbuild opens at Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Markets. This will be joined soon after by the 90-apartment Veriu Collingwood as the brand grows its reach into its second Australian city.