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 space 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:
10,000 m2

The hotel was in poor condition and a full cosmetic refurbishment was required along with services infrastructure 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 facelift, 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 lookout over Sydney Harbour for the rich and famous.

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