The Star Sydney has taken its commitment to innovation and entertainment to new heights, with its $65 million transformation of the property’s Pyrmont entrance. The transformation includes a brand-new bar, luxury retailers and a unique arrival experience.
The $22 million transformation of the Grand Foyer includes a permanent indoor light and interactive digital art foyer that is part light, part water and part digital art gallery. The 25-metre, 8K resolution crescent-shaped screen will showcase works of Australian artists, university students, cinematographers and animators.
Beside the digital canvas is the first sculptural water installation of its design in the Southern Hemisphere: the ‘Aquatique’ artwork of falling water.
The opening of the Grand Foyer has been timed with the rebrand of Astral Towers and Residences to The Star Grand Hotel and Residences, following a $100 million investment into its hotel rooms and suites.
The brand change provides the five-star hotel with a new identity, more closely aligned with The Star Sydney’s sister property on the Gold Coast and eventually with Brisbane, where the $3.6 billion Queen’s Wharf project is currently progressing.
The Star Sydney is also preparing to open its first stand-alone off-property venue, Chuuka: an Asian fusion restaurant helmed by celebrity chefs Chase Kojima and Victor Liong, in July.