Over 100 VIP guests, influencers and media personalities celebrated the relaunch of the historic Pier One Sydney Harbour | Autograph Collection Hotel in Sydney on Wednesday [20 November, 2019] following a $15 million room revitalisation.
Guests boarded a luxury super-yacht at Circular Quay and were treated to a harbour cruise before arriving at the Pier One Sydney Harbour where they were greeted with flowing champagne, canapes, and an abundance of fresh fruit, cheeses, prawns and freshly shucked oysters by the bathtub load!
General Manager Kim Mahaffy said the ‘reimagined’ hotel, which sits virtually beneath the Sydney Harbour Bridge, has been more than five years in the making. Owner Robert Magid has injected approximately $41 million on the landmark hotel over that time, which also included an $8 million spend on a recent ground floor renovation.
Architect firm Tonkin Zulaikha Greer lead the room redesign which now features a curated minibar, Archie Rose products (gin and vodka), open-design wardrobes and gold brass fittings to provide a “cruise ship feel”, Mahaffy said. Bathroom amenities are supplied by Hunter Lab, including a signature scent formulated specifically for the Pier One Sydney Harbour, and Dyson hairdryers.
Referring to the hotel as the “quintessential gateway to Sydney”, Mahaffy said the property’s pier activations, including igloos in winter and a harbour pool in the summer, are enticing more people guests to the Walshe Bay precinct, proving “we’re not just a hotel”.
Lead image: Pictured getting comfy in the Harbour View Suite, from left are Pier One Sydney Harbour’s Josquin Crepelliere, Director of Operations; Kim Mahaffy, General Manager; Sean Hunt, Area Vice President – Australia, New Zealand and Pacific, Marriott International, with Elliott Miller, Director of Sales, Pier One Sydney Harbour in back.