More details have been released on a collaboration between Sydney Airport, Roberts Co, Dransfield Hotels and Resorts, Accor and design firm Scott Carver to develop a dual-branded hotel precinct adjacent to the Kingsford Smith facility.
Concept designs have been released showcasing a reimagined gateway to the Sydney Airport Domestic terminal featuring a 321-room upper-upscale property, with rooms ranging in size from 19-40 square metres and accessed via a central check-in. A double-height lobby and external courtyard with bar and dining experience, wellness centre, crew and club lounge and co-working spaces will also form part of the complex, along with a children’s playground.
Sydney Harbour will play a major influence in the hotel’s interior design, with natural light and dappled shadows designed to mirror the blue sky and sunset into how guests experience the new facility. It is currently unclear when construction may begin on the development or when it may be open to guests.
“The dynamic built form anchors the gateway arrival to Sydney Airport, forming a unique identity for the revitalised hotel precinct that comprises world-class guest, food and beverage and wellness offerings,” said Scott Carver Principal Architect, Thomas Hansen.
The property, located at 1 Ross Smith Avenue will also feature a forecourt with endemic plant species extending across the site. It will be positioned close to the existing Mantra and Ibis hotels located at the entrance to the airport precinct.