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Hyatt Regency Sydney, Sydney

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Hyatt Regency Sydney
Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Bates Smart was engaged to undertake the masterplan and interior design for the renovation and expansion of the Hyatt Regency Sydney, sited on historic Darling Harbour. Our objective was to create hospitality spaces which optimise the considerable assets of the site, while minimising structural limitations imposed by the existing architecture.

Undertaking the initial masterplanning stage, we sought to achieve the best possible connectivity between public space and back-of-house support to create operational efficiencies and seamless transitions.

The interior design that resulted encompassed the arrival lobby, restaurant and lobby bar, and meeting and convention spaces, optimising views to Darling Harbour.

Creating a link between the significant sandstone heritage buildings of the site and the marine harbour activity was key, creating a contemporary, enlivened hospitality experience. Designed as an expansive courtyard terrace, the interior will create uplifting spaces to arrive, conduct business and relax and enjoy this unique location. Sandstone blade walls and architectural voids create a strong visual connection between the traditional hotel on the ground floor and the convention facility above.

The restaurant and bar is relaxed in tone, creating an activated, decorative backdrop, complementary to the hotel lobby experience where a series of screened rooms offer a range of dining experiences. Orientated to harbour views, the restaurant will evoke the mood of a sunlit, terrace, featuring an interior garden wall and botanical-themed artist commission. By contrast, the bar, with a full height woven nautical rope screen enclosure, creates a warm and intimate mood with a soft boundary to its adjacent lobby lounge.

The impressive scale and proportion of the new ballroom provides a balanced counterpart to the expansive views and abundant natural light.

Client
M&L Hospitality

Area
4,810 sqm

Completion
2016


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