Hyatt Darling Harbour
Hyatt will add another hotel to its Sydney portfolio this year, with the launch of its Hyatt Regency brand in the city.
The company has secured the management contract for the existing Four Points by Sheraton Sydney at Darling Harbour, which will be rebranded to Hyatt Regency Sydney at midnight on 30 November 2016. It will become the company’s second hotel in Sydney, following the existing Park Hyatt.
Prior to its reopening, Hyatt Regency Sydney will undergo major AU$250 million (US$185m) renovation that will include the development of a new 24-storey tower featuring 222 additional guestrooms. This will make it largest upscale, full-service hotel in Australia with a total room count of 892.
Additionally, the hotel will introduce a new restaurant, a new Regency Club lounge and the only hotel rooftop bar in Sydney. Hyatt Regency Sydney also will feature more than 3,450m² of function space, including two ballrooms that can seat more than 1,000 people.
Four Points Sydney
Starwood has signed an agreement for a brand new Four Points by Sheraton hotel in Sydney. Following the recent announcement that the existing Four Points hotel at Darling Harbour will be rebranded as a Hyatt later this year, Starwood has now confirmed that the brand will return to the Australian city in 2018 with the opening of a new Four Points hotel close to Sydney’s Central Station.
Located in the AU$2 billion (US$1.5bn) Central Park development, on the site of the former Old Kent Brewery, the new-build Four Points by Sheraton Sydney Central Park will offer 297 rooms, a bar with an outdoor terrace, a restaurant, fitness centre and nearly 550m² of function space.
As well as the new Four Points hotels in Sydney and Melbourne, Starwood has six other properties under development in Australia, namely the Aloft Perth Rivervale, Westin Perth, Aloft Adelaide, Westin Brisbane, W Brisbane and Sheraton Adelaide.