Four Points by Sheraton’s $200 million redevelopment plan will play a big role in revitalising Darling Harbour as Australia’s leading meetings and conferences destination, according to developers.
KarryOn and a few other media friends were given an exclusive look at the property, which is currently undergoing major renovations scheduled for completion by June 2016.
Featuring a major convention, meeting and event space, developers say it’ll make Sydney one of Australia’s more attractive spots for MICE visitors.
Four Points by Sheraton Sydney, Darling Harbour Redevelopment …Four Points by Sheraton Sydney, Darling Harbour’s $200 million redevelopment plan will play a big role in revitalising Darling Harbour as Australia’s leading meetings and conferences destination, according to developers: http://bit.ly/1MIjGQF
Posted by KarryOn on Wednesday, September 30, 2015
The new 4,800sqm of convention, meeting and event space will feature floor to ceiling glass to maximise the views of Darling Harbour.
Its first-rate facilities will include two pillarless ballrooms, the largest with seating up to 1,100 theatre-style, breakout and meeting rooms, dedicated pre-function space and state-of-the-art audio visual technology.
In addition to the new MICE facilities, the hotel will also expand with an additional third tower (scheduled to be completed in October 2016), adding 222 new guest rooms to its current portfolio, bringing the total number of rooms to 905, plus expansive convention and exhibition space.
The new look hotel will include a contemporary lobby area, offering new bar and restaurant concepts and design elements with sandstone accents, in keeping with the property’s heritage and the Four Points by Sheraton brand.
This new development phase follows the unveiling of a $30 million renovation, completed in 2013, which included the refurbishment of guestrooms, introducing a new Premium Room category, enhancements to the Corn Exchange Restaurant and Grand Ballroom, and the introduction of four new Heritage Meeting Rooms, providing meeting planners with contemporary, warehouse-style spaces in the city centre.
Upon the development completion, the hotel will offer:
- 905 guest rooms, including 29 suites
- 4,800 sqm of new convention, meeting and event space
- A total of 23 spaces available for both large and intimate meetings and events
- Two pillar-free ballrooms with natural light and views over Sydney’s Darling Harbour -with capacity for 1,000 in the Maritime Ballroom and 1,100 theatre-style in the Grand Ballroom
- New food and beverage options including a contemporary lobby bar and restaurant
- Rooftop bar with panoramic water and city views
- Fully equipped business centre
- 24-hour fitness centre
Are you excited to see the new convention and exhibition space?
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