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What A View: This Six Star Hotel Overlooking Sydney Harbour Looks Insane

Plans for a new $800-million six-star hotel to be built overlooking Sydney's iconic Circular Quay are currently underway.

Plans for a new $800-million six-star hotel to be built overlooking Sydney’s iconic Circular Quay are currently underway.

Sydney’s luxury hotel boom is well in truly in motion.

With the Sofitel, the under-construction W Hotel in Darling Harbour, the nearby Crown Towers and now this currently unnamed six-star skyscraper hotel in the pipeline, guests who enjoy the finer things in life will be flocking to enjoy a luxe city break in Sydney.

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If approved, the $800-million development will boast 240 six-star hotel rooms, and 16 high-end apartments, just a hop, skip and a jump from Circular Quay.

The 47-storey hotel and high-end apartment complex, complete with… wait for it… a rooftop infinity pool, will have unparalleled views of the Harbour, Bennelong Point and the Royal Botanic Gardens.

The proposal, with concept designs from FJMT, comes from Built and Irongate Group.

Built’s vision is to develop two buildings, the NSW-government-owned 50 Phillip Street and the neighbouring 14-storey Kusu House at 52 Phillip Street, which it purchased back in 2017.

Six Star Sydney
Image: FJMT

The company plans to remix the existing buildings at both addresses, preserving and celebrating the character of the heritage building, and showcasing a sleek, glazed tower, rising from the 19th-century sandstone building

“The new slender tower will provide a clear separation from the existing heritage building so that the facades, roofscape and building form remain clearly legible,” the architects state.

If approved, construction of the hotel could begin in 2023, with a build timeline of around 2.5 years.