Pro-invest Group has released the first renderings inside the hotel which will become Kimpton Sydney, with new room and lobby images revealing a classic and intimate 1930s style guest experience with a wide variety of furnishings and elegantly decorated lighting and artworks.
The five-star luxury lifestyle hotel will be located inside Sydney’s heritage-listed Water Board headquarters building in the heart of the CBD, on the corner of Pitt and Bathurst Streets.
The 172-room hotel, formerly known as Primus Hotel Sydney, was acquired earlier this year by Pro-invest Group and announced in May as the debut Australian location for IHG Hotels and Resorts’ luxury boutique Kimpton brand. The sale of the property was finalised this week.
Kimpton Sydney has also introduced its signature dining will be led by internationally renowned Aussie chef, Luke Mangan, who will headline the property’s dining offerings under the name ‘Luke’s Kitchen’. The signature eatery will serve modern and luxurious iterations of his neighbourhood favourite home-style dishes and will be positioned in the hotel lobby.
“What draws me to Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is its bespoke offering to guests coupled with heartfelt service,” Mangan said.
“The location of Kimpton Sydney is superb with its blend of nightlife from neighbouring Chinatown and Darlinghurst and independent spirit from the nearby Surry Hills, all brought to life in this incredible building that’s connected to Sydney’s heritage.”
The restaurant will be Mangan’s second in the Sydney CBD and builds on an established legacy of fine dining crafted from his first restaurant – Glass Brasserie – which can be found in Hilton Sydney two blocks further south down Pitt Street.
In addition to Luke’s Kitchen, Kimpton Sydney will feature a 1930s-style cocktail bar and wine cellar experience offering tasting palates. Further, a rooftop bar and café serving locally crafted coffee and fresh pastries will be available for guests to enjoy.
Pro-invest Group Co-CEO, Jan Smits, said Kimpton Hotels is loved globally for its award-winning and locally inspired culinary creativity.
“We are delighted to welcome Luke, with his vision, expertise and experience to assist in bringing Kimpton Sydney to life,” Smith added.