Inside the new-look InterContinental Sydney

Lofty new heights. A new-look InterContinental Sydney has set the bar high with rooftop bar-curated cocktails and an all-new rooftop club lounge  

Iconic heritage hotel, Intercontinental Sydney has unveiled its $120 million transformation. Entering a new era of InterContinental, guests can expect to enjoy new public spaces, wellness areas and guestrooms, as well as the addition of an effortlessly classy club lounge, restaurant and bar.

Leanne Harwood, SVP Managing Director for JAPAC, IHG Hotels & Resorts said InterContinental Sydney’s new look is “a shining example” of how the brand is evolving.

“InterContinental Sydney remains one of our flagship properties in the region and we are delighted to share its full transformation,” she said.

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Lush greenery and curved lines add a jungle like touch to The Treasury a space to comfortably enjoy all day drinks and dining

If you’ve stayed at InterContinental Sydney in recent times, you may have noticed some construction noise. Well, here’s what it was all about:

Out with the old: What’s new at InterContinental Sydney?

Local architecture studio Woods Bagot oversaw the hotel’s once-in-a-generation redesign. Respecting and honoring the heritage-listed building’s character was paramount in all areas of the refurbishment.

At the top of the list (literally) sits the new Aster Bar, a level 32 rooftop bar. This public offering – worthy of a ‘prime position’ label – is an idea place which to admire Sydney’s iconic sights.

Loyal guests, on the other hand, will have access to the hotel’s completely new rooftop Club InterContinental lounge, where uninterrupted Sydney Harbour views and elite royal treatment await.

An ultra modern gym and 31st storey indoor heated pool with Opera House views have introduced a new element of wellness to the hotel. On the flip side, new dining venues have indulgence more than covered.

Nestled down in the lobby lies The Treasury, a new bar and dining destination that blends the best of the old with all things exciting and new – a fitting metaphor for the refurbishment itself.

For breakfast, The Conservatory oozes approachable elegance with a light-hearted walk-in pantry that offers a bit of novelty to start your day.

In with the new: Fresh-look rooms

It appears that nothing was done by halves here. Each of the hotel’s 509 guestrooms have been reimagined with modern design elements that offer a tasteful nod to the neighboring Royal Botanic Garden.

As well as natural elements and the presence of green and blue hues, additional features inside the rooms include new Google Chromecast services, Byredo bathroom amenities and a selection of minibar offerings from local suppliers.

It seems almost every nook has received a well-thought-out makeover. A complete redesign of the entrance and reception now welcomes guests with a statement timeline artwork that highlights the building’s historical significance.

The Harbour Bridge View Room will offer the perfect place to watch cruise liners enter the harbour as travel ramps back up

An unveiling offer to celebrate

To celebrate the relaunch of InterContinental Sydney, the hotel is offering all guests staying at the hotel during this October an invitation to be the first to experience The Treasury with a complimentary glass of Hunter Valley sparkling wine (not champagne).

An InterContinental Sydney stay starts at $399 per night and rooms are available to book now. Don’t forget IHG One Rewards members can take advantage of discounted member rates and elite privileges.

Will you be booking a stay at the new-look InterContinental Sydney?

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