Sydney's Harbour Rocks Hotel reopens with a new look
Posted on Friday 18 May 2012
in Australia, Sydney
By Sophia Choice
A famous hotel in Sydney has recently undergone a major facelift that may please New Zealand travellers looking for a swanky place to stay on holiday. The Harbour Rocks Hotel opened to the public this May, showing off its massive makeover and welcoming guests to check out its newest features.
The hotel building initially opened as the city's first hospital, with much of the original structure still intact from the late 1800s. Those involved in the facility say that Harbour Rocks offers a different kind of upscale experience in Sydney, as the modern decor complements the antique layout of the building in an interesting way.
"The creativity and craftsmanship that we have seen put into their design will mean that our guests are staying in a truly world class hotel," said Robert Magid, managing director of TMG Developments, which worked on the refurbishment project at the hotel. "This site bears important historical significance for the city of Sydney and we are very proud to offer a setting that pays homage to that."
Each of the newly styled guest rooms boasts plush interiors with an aesthetically pleasing colour palette. Guests can also experience the newly designed fitness centre, modern restaurant called Scarlett and onsite wine bar. The locale is ideal for visitors who wish to view many of the city's famous sights, including the Opera House, museums, historical landmarks and parks.
Additional stylish Sydney hotels
Kiwis considering taking short breaks in Australia or who want to experience a luxury travel atmosphere at an upscale hotel have many options in Sydney aside from Harbour Rocks. According to Time Out Sydney, tourists who value their space can make reservations to stay at the Governor's Room in the Park Hyatt hotel. Guests have access to spacious balconies that overlook the harbour, or they may simply enjoy the views from their rooms through floor-to-ceiling glass windows and doors.
In the district of Woolloomooloo, travellers will also be able to admire waterfront vistas while staying at the Blue Hotel. Its large suites are split in two floors, with bedrooms on top and living space below so tourists can stretch out and relax. Guests can also have a classy cocktail at the onsite bar where many of the area's business professionals and high-profile individuals unwind at the end of the day.
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