Sydney’s Tank Stream Hotel in the CBD is set for a refurbishment and brand repositioning under EVT Hotels and Resorts, transitioning to Rydges Australia Square in mid-2024.
The change comes after EVT was assigned as the new operator of Tank Stream Hotel, with the hotel now under the complete guidance of EVT management.
Initially part of the Independent Collection by EVT, the property will undergo a staged refurbishment over the next 9 months, stretched out to minimise guest disruption.
Centrally located in the heart of Sydney, directly adjacent to Australia Square, Wynyard train station and just minutes from the Sydney Opera House, the planned refurbishment will encompass guest rooms, Ground Floor and Level 1 as well as food and beverage areas.
Norman Arundel, EVT Director of Hotels and Resorts, said: “We are thrilled to be undertaking an exciting new partnership with IGB Berhad. The Tank Stream is currently the perfectly positioned Sydney CBD hotel, and when the refurbishment is complete the property will be a great addition to the Rydges portfolio of hotels and resorts.
“The Rydges brand continues to expand with this property becoming the 45th in the portfolio across Australia and New Zealand.”
Boon Lee Tan, CEO of IGB Berhad which owns the hotel, said: “We are pleased to partner with EVT in taking over the operation of the Tank Stream Hotel. We are also delighted to have a hotel under the Rydges brand by next year, which enjoys such a strong presence in Australia.”
“We believe EVT’s experience, local agility and track record of market leading results will bring significant value to the future success of the property.”
EVT’s Rebecca Hamey has been appointed General Manager of the Tank Stream Hotel. Hamey has more than 15 years’ industry experience, most recently as General Manager of QT Bondi, and is looking forward to overseeing the renovation of the property.
“It is hard to beat the location of the hotel, and I am looking forward to working with the team to transform the property and to bring the refreshingly local service that Rydges is famous for to our guests,” Hamey said.
EVT looks forward to applying its extensive local expertise across food and beverage, conference and events, marketing, distribution and revenue services, to deliver exceptional results for IGB Berhad.
Meanwhile, QT Hotels & Resorts has appointed Chris Greening as the new General Manager of QT Bondi.
Greening joins QT Bondi from the group’s vibrant, eclectic and art-centric QT Wellington. He brings with him over a decade of experience in the hospitality industry, first joining EVT in 2021 as Executive Assistant Manager of QT Gold Coast. Greening has also worked across a number of luxury hotel brands including Crystalbrook Albion, Hayman Island Resort and Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley.