HM can exclusively reveal that the Adina Apartment Hotel in Sydney’s Chippendale has welcomed its first guests following a multi-million-dollar refurbishment.

The inner-city hotel has undergone a dramatic transformation with a retro interior design and fit out that incorporates calming sage greens, musky pinks and dove greys, while white walls contrast with bold curtains and terrazzo in the bathrooms and kitchens.

TFE Hotels Senior Director of Sales, Shahnaz Bakhshay, said corporate travellers have already embraced the Ivy Street hotel and that leisure travellers, too, are expected to enjoy the space.

“This urban lifestyle hotel has all the things you know and love about an Adina property including a kitchen and laundry that allow you stay your way and feel genuinely comfy in the space,” she said.

“Plus, it is superbly located near the Seymour Centre, Carriageworks, the Australian Technology Park, and close to the RPA and Redfern’s nightlife and we can’t wait to take it to market.”

The design team describes the makeover of Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Chippendale as “a breath of fresh air in a gritty, urban context”.

Sydney-based architectural firm BKH led the design, in what was their hotel project in more than a decade.

BKH Director Iain Halliday said the building, which was built in the late 80s, reminded him of 70s architecture and immediately inspired the retro style direction.

“There were a lot of things that resonated about the freshness of space,” he said.

“The building was light and fresh in the urban context of Chippendale and, with its secluded courtyard and pool, had the potential to provide guests with something that felt more relaxed, with lots of natural materials and lots of white and bleached out colours, than an inner-city hotel.”

The 42-key apartment style hotel, operated by TFE Hotels, is situated amongst Chippendale’s cool cafes and eateries, converted warehouses and galleries and close to local retail outlets.