Intercontinental, Double Bay

Royal Hotels Australia wanted to reopen this hotel as the new Intercontinental Hotel, Double Bay. SHAPE was engaged to deliver the refurbishment, as the building had been unused for over six years.

Client: Royal Hotels Australia
Designer: Bates Smart
Client Project Manager: Equity Development Management
Delivery Model: Lump Sum
Location: Sydney, NSW
Duration: 47 Weeks
Project Size: 10,000m2

Transformation of an old hotel into the new Intercontinental in Double Bay.

The hotel was in poor condition and a full cosmetic refurbishment was required along with infrastructure services and Building Code of Australia (BCA) upgrades for compliance.

The refurbishment consisted of 140 guestrooms and corridors over four levels including presidential and royal suites. Works also included a full face-lift, with some layout alterations to public areas, function areas, the kitchen and bar, back of house offices and lobby areas.

The highlight of this project was the rooftop bar and pool, where an old condemned space was transformed into a glamourous look out over Sydney Harbour for the rich and famous.

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