Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Town Hall is donating furniture and fixtures from the hotel’s apartments to Sydney furniture rescue charity, ReLove, amid a multi-million-dollar transformation project.

Furniture, artwork mirrors, kitchen appliances, and even dustpans and brooms will be given a new home where they will be used by those most in need.

TFE Hotels works with owners across the network to donate preloved furniture to charities during hotel refurbishment projects.

“With the introduction of TFE Hotels’ Global People, Social Conscience ESG charter last year, we encourage our owners and our hotel teams to make a difference in the lives of the communities in which we operate,” said TFE Hotels Group Chief Operating Officer, Chris Sedgwick.

“And, as a group, we are making a commitment to sustainable practices, so we’re thrilled to see these items go to good homes and not into landfill.”

Hotel appliances and kitchen equipment are among the items donated to ReLove

ReLove is a free store that primarily supports women and children impacted by domestic violence and people experiencing homelessness, asylum seekers or people coming out of incarceration.

“Donations like these directly contribute to supporting individuals in crisis by furnishing them with safe and welcoming homes,” said ReLove Co-founder, Ren Fernando.  

“It has been a great process working with the TOGA and hotel teams to investigate the scope of what can be rescued from the Adina.

“This initiative by TOGA, on behalf of TFE Hotels, not only embodies sustainability but also underscores our shared dedication to making a positive impact in the community. We thank them for sharing our vision.”

According to Director of TOGA Procure and CSR, Michelle Fischl, the company’s CSR initiatives have a meaningful impact in society.

“Our dedication to ESG – whether it is maximising under-utilised properties for use as temporary housing solutions or donating furniture to save it from landfill – demonstrate how innovation and collaboration can help with pressing social challenges,” said Fischl.

“ReLove were down to their last glasses and ironing boards, so we are thrilled so many goods – big and small – can be reused to brighten the homes of Sydneysiders in need this winter.”

The hotel has a target completion date of December 2024 ahead of Christmas and New Year.