Marking Sydney’s first major hotel launch in years, InterContinental Sydney Double Bay will open its doors this Thursday, November 6 – earlier than planned – as the only five-°©‐star luxury hotel outside the CBD.
Finishing touches are being made to the eagerly awaited, 140 room property in Sydney’s Double Bay village, with its world class team standing by ready to welcome guests from this month on. The bayside sanctuary opening marks the revival of the original building at 33 Cross Street, with restored featueres such as the grand staircase, Italian marble bathrooms and fireplaces, and Parisian balconies, enhanced by a contemporary redesign.
InterContinental Sydney Double Bay General Manager Frederic Brohez said the hotel would open all rooms, features and facilities, from the first floor to the sixth, simultaneously. “We are now in the final stages of completion and are very excited to share this beautifully transformed property with the local community and visitors to Double Bay and Sydney, said Mr. Brohez. “We have seen this hotel grow from a construction site teeming with builders, painters and tilers, into a stunning contemporary retreat replete with designer furnishings, kitchens packed with produce and equipment and more than 100 full time staff ready to make our guests feel special.”
In the coming days, hotel Executive Chef Julien Pouteau will be conducting final menu tastings for destination restaurant Stockroom, while Head Sommelier Kabir Antoniak will be busy completing the expansive list of local and international wines. The Stillery team will be filling the seven-metre-long marble bar with last arrivals of rare and vintage gins, and the rooftop pool overlooking the bay will be topped up ready to receive its first swimmer.
Reservations are now being taken for stays, dining experiences and events across the hotel from November 6, 2014, with locals and international visitors alike keen to be the first to experience the hotel’s unique offerings.