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Park Hyatt Sydney Re-Opens After A Complete Transformation


NEW YORK (March 5, 2012) –Sydney’s iconic harborfront hotel, Park Hyatt Sydney, reopened today after the largest and most comprehensive renovation in the hotel’s 21-year history. Its rooms, spa, restaurant, and bars were closed for over ten months to complete the extensive makeover that features new rooftop suites, fully-upgraded guest rooms, and fully-remodeled public spaces.

The landmark hotel welcomes three rooftop suites built on a new fourth level that boasts amazing views just shy of 360-degress to span Sydney Harbor, the Opera House, and Harbor Bridge. The fourth level also includes the city’s largest suite, the Sydney Suite, measuring in at 3,767 square feet. Complete with sun lounges, day beds, and outdoor dining for eight, this chic suite is the best spot in town to catch unrivalled views of the city.

Regional building materials were used in an effort to echo elements of Sydney’s past and present. The original 1990 foundation was rebuilt of traditional Sydney sandstone, historically used as a canvas for aboriginal rock carvings and as a building material by local architects dating from 1788. The boardwalk surrounding the hotel’s entrance was reconstructed using spotted gum, a timber native to a number of regions in Australia.

Park Hyatt Sydney has selected a small group of renowned Australian artists to create sculptures, paintings, and photographs inspired by The Rocks and Harbor to connect public spaces and guest rooms to Sydney’s yesterday and today. Commissioned artists include painter Tim Johnson, sculptors Bruce Armstrong and Robert Bridgewater, and photographer Robert Billington.

Melbourne-based design firm BARStudio created a stylish and intimate interior. The shelves and walls in all 155 of the hotel’s guestrooms are lined with books and artwork, including custom-designed handmade porcelain pieces sourced from a local potter. Most rooms have floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open onto spacious private balconies offering stunning views of the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbor.

Guests can enjoy locally-sourced and bio-dynamic cuisine from Australian born chef Andrew McKee in The Dining Room, the hotel’s premier restaurant. Its entire façade was reconstructed to perfect the Opera House view from all possible angles through floor-to-ceiling windows. In addition to dining room enhancements, bar goers will be able to glimpse these same views from any barstool perch at The Bar or the all-day casual dining venue, The Living Room.

The hotel’s redesigned spa, The Spa, has five treatment rooms, a relaxation room, and two aromatherapy steam rooms. Natural light filters throughout creating a warm and soothing atmosphere and artwork commissioned from renowned Australian artists are found in each room. Using products from the Spanish skincare line, NATURA BISSÉ, guests are left relaxed and completely pampered.

The newly designed hotel features five meeting rooms. The most dramatic of these is the Guest House, located on the very edge of Sydney Harbor. The Guest House’s exclusive presentation kitchen, coupled with a private outdoor terrace, makes it a spectacular venue space for up to 70 guests.

Park Hyatt Sydney’s general manager Andrew Mensforth said, “Park Hyatt Sydney has completed the rebuild of this fine property, and we are delighted to announce we have reopened. Having undertaken a total rebuild of Park Hyatt Sydney, with only the external walls remaining, we look forward to showcasing the new hotel to our discerning local and international guests.”

About Park Hyatt

Park Hyatt provides discerning, affluent individual business and leisure guests with elegant and luxurious accommodations. Guests of Park Hyatt receive highly attentive personal service in an intimate environment. Located in many of the world's premier destinations, each Park Hyatt is custom designed to combine sophistication with distinctive regional character. Park Hyatt features well-appointed guestrooms, meeting and special event spaces for smaller groups, critically acclaimed art and food and beverage programs and signature restaurants featuring award-winning chefs. There are currently 28 Park Hyatt hotels with locations including: Abu Dhabi, Baku, Beaver Creek, Beijing, Buenos Aires, Canberra, Chicago, Dubai, Goa, Hamburg, Istanbul, Jeddah, Maldives, Melbourne, Mendoza, Milan, Moscow, Ningbo, Paris, Saigon, San Diego, Seoul, Shanghai, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, Washington D.C., and Zurich..

Claire Schmitt
Alice Marshall Public Relations
(212) 861-4031