MOGENS JOHANSEN looks at Pier One's final stage.
A stay at the historic Pier One Sydney Harbour hotel is about to become even better as they embark on the last stage of a five-year transformation.
The hotel, located right on the waterfront next to Sydney Harbour Bridge, has some of the best views of the harbour.
The hotel rooms and suites will receive a complete design refresh to complement the renovations already completed since Marriott International took over Pier One Sydney Harbour in February 2014.
They have appointed acclaimed heritage architects Tonkin Zulaikha Greer to manage the $10 million refurbishment.
The aim is to connect the harbour visually and aesthetically to the hotel’s interiors by the use of Australian and locally made materials and furniture and give a nod to Sydney’s maritime architecture, ensuring at the same time the rooms will connect seamlessly with the architecture already throughout the hotel.
Work will start this month and be complete by September with a minimum of disruption, to in-house guests thanks to a carefully staged renovation process.
You may also like
Easy Northern Territory adventures
There’s a wealth of locations to explore using Alice Springs as a base, writes STEPHEN SCOURFIELD
Lure of coast with the most still strong
It wasn’t until asked to write for travellers that I realised how indelibly “sense of place” equates with “sense of wellbeing” on the Gold Coast....
Exhibition makes a dynamic impression
“Paint as you see nature yourself. If you don’t see nature with an individual feeling, you will never be a painter, and all the teaching cannot make you one.”
With those words, Claude Monet sums up the entire Impressionist project.