The Sydney Marriott Hotel has completed stage one of an extensive refurbishment programme, reopening its eight upgraded conference rooms and the first floor of its new-look guestrooms.
The hotel, offering views across Sydney’s picturesque Hyde Park and across to Sydney Harbour, is on target to complete all 241 rooms and suites by early September.ÊThe upgrade program will also comprise a stylish new hotel foyer, bar and restaurant, with all works in these public areas set to be completed by the end of 2005. During the works period, a temporary bar and restaurant will be established on the ground floor.
The General Manager of the Sydney Marriott Hotel, Mr Ruwan Peiris, said the new décor throughout the hotel would feature warm timbers, earthy greens, rich burgundys and striking whites, to reflect the warmth and tones of its parkside setting. Features of the new rooms include French-polished cabinets, bed heads in rich suede fabrics and timber trims, luxurious new doonas, swivel bedside lights and ergonomic desk chairs.
“These changes will give the hotel a fresh and contemporary look and feel, which will add to the overall quality of our product,” said Mr Peiris. “But because the enhancements do not involve structural change, there will be minimal disturbance to our guests.”
Mr Peiris said the hotel was experiencing solid growth in reservations for accommodation, and strong bookings for meetings, conferences and special events.
“These are excellent signs in what is a very competitive market, but we need to continually innovate and upgrade to build upon our achievements,” said Mr Peiris.
“We are centrally located in the south east corner of the central business district, close to major tourist precincts and well-placed for guests travelling to or from Sydney Airport,” he added.