Swissôtel Sydney is currently putting the finishing touches to an exciting redesign that has brought new allure to this contemporary hotel, directly opposite the State Theatre, in the heart of the CBD. The striking new look includes the installation of a hand-crafted natural stone panel behind reception in the light-filled lobby, and the addition of 14 sophisticated new Signature Rooms and Suites. The hotel’s further 355 rooms are being completely refurbished with chic wallpapers, the finest textiles and bespoke contemporary furniture, as part of a multi-million-dollar design process that has been taking place over the last eighteen months.
Following the design updates by June 2015, Swissôtel Sydney will emerge at the forefront of Sydney’s already impressive hospitality scene. It promises to raise the bar for offering quality and contemporary style within the Australian luxury hotel market.
Realised by renowned Australian interior architecture and design firm, CHADA, the hotel’s contemporary new design has been inspired by the Swiss principles of simplicity and immaculate attention to detail.
“The ‘Swissness’ is important”, says CHADA Partner and Creative Director, Juliet Ashworth. “Think precision, sophistication and classical qualities expressed in a modern way. All those qualities play out in the new guestroom design. We wanted to combine the finesse of Swiss design with the glamour of an international city like Sydney. We chose genuine materials with innovative design detailing, and added a residential touch with furniture pieces you would find in a penthouse apartment in a city such as Paris, New York, or Sydney.”
For their realisation of Swissôtel Sydney, CHADA’s team incorporated aspects of Sydney into the Swiss-inspired design. Creating a sense of famed Sydney Harbour, the designers have used highly reflective surfaces, splashed with unexpected, vibrant colour and unique furniture features, which include placing the television on a polished chrome artist’s easel.
Prioritising individuality for Swissôtel Sydney, the designers have planned the sophisticated new look for all rooms and suites to create the feel of an urban oasis for guests. A particular emphasis has been placed on the hotel’s extensive collection of artwork, with striking pieces forming visual accents throughout the property, referencing to Sydney’s renowned artistic culture.
Swissôtel Sydney’s signature restaurant has also undergone a transformation, under the direction of Thomas Heinrich, Executive Chef, who has recently returned to Sydney after working in leading restaurants in North America.
Meanwhile, Swissôtel Sydney’s Day Spa provides the perfect space to recharge after exploring the city, with a wide variety of revitalising treatments. The hotel also offers a state-of-the-art gym, outdoor heated pool and jacuzzi.