It’s one of the most luxurious properties in the Sydney CBD having hosted some of the world’s most prominent including Lady Gaga and George Michael. The Grand Ballroom was the setting for more than 600 of Sydney’s socialites with the unveiling of the $50 million dollar refurbishment and rebrand of Sheraton the Park which is now known as Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park.
Greeted by a 10-piece string orchestra, guests ascended the grand staircase to the hotel’s dedicated events floor which had been completely transformed into themed venues including a Martini Lounge and Supper Club.
The extraordinary Meow Meow acted as MC with live performances from Tim Draxl, Imogen Kelly and Jane Cho. DJ Eve Speciall and a house jazz band also kept guests entertained before Charlie Chux hit the decks to close out the night.
It was a star studded line up of the city’s finest in a celebrity roll call fitting for grandeur of the Sheraton. From Transformers star Isabel Lucas back from her stint on MacGyver, to Francesca Hung (Miss Universe Australia), musician newlyweds – Jess Dunbar and Matt Price, Keiynan Lonsdale (The Flash / Legends of Tomorrow), theatre extraordinaire – Michael Falzon, Fely Irvine (Hi-5 / The Voice) – the who’s who gathered for a night of dazzling food, drinks and live performance at the new incarnation of the Sheratorn Grand Sydney Hyde Park.
A premiere choice, this destination hotel offers 558 luxury guestrooms and suites, is the sole 5 star property on Hyde Park and sets the bench mark for the industry with close to 450 locations in more than 70 countries worldwide.
“When we commenced our renovations we sought to reimagine the elegance and sophistication of a luxury apartment into our guestroom design by creating a more refined and residential experience,” said David Fraser, General Manager. “We wanted to set ourselves up for the future by ensuring the new design reflects the more modern direction of the hotel but pays homage to its heritage.”
Innovative guest experience, differentiating design, multi-channel marketing and a sharp focus on service are just some of the reason Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde park is an award winning property. It’s accolades include the Australasia’s Leading Hotel and Australia’s Leading Hotel Suite in the World Travel Awards 2018, Redeveloped/ Refurbed Hotel 2018 TAA NSW Awards for Excellence, Business Hotel 2018 HM Awards, ‘Best Meeting & Events Venue’ in the 2016 AHA National Awards for Excellence and ‘Conference Hotel of the Year’ in the 2016 TAA NSW Awards for Excellence.
“We are tremendously excited to introduce our loyal guests to a new level of discreet, luxury accommodation, as well as open our doors to discerning travellers the world over,” continues David Fraser “While we are incredibly proud to celebrate and share this moment, our team remains motivated to achieve our goal in setting new standards of hospitality.”
Joseph Peng Design Consultants draws from their niche experience in club, hotel, resort design. Their portfolio includes work on the Grand Hyatt Melbourne, Sofitel Wentworth Sydney, Sheraton Fiji and more. An earthy color scheme of deep brown oak is punctuated by accents of ink blue, complemented with stone and shimmering ceramics with premium finishes and furnishings enhancing the indulgent ambiance.
Layered spaces define the sleep, work and lounge zones with conventional furniture replaced by modern residential pieces. An open walk-in-robe is reminiscent of a personal shopping experience in high-end fashion boutiques and the new bathroom vanity is a contemporary interpretation of a classic console washstand. A full height leather upholstered bedhead provides a focal point, a comfy chaise lounge and a collection of framed pictures on the wall add a warm, home away from home touch. Tech-savvy travellers are catered for with USB charging ports, complimentary high-speed wifi, a sizable desk and power business chair, still a must for the corporate crowd.
An ideal choice for a weekend getaway, staycation or business trip, the new Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park has fused its classic lavishness and coveted destination to meet the modern traveller’s expectations for more authentic experiences and personalised service.
Sheraton Grand Hyde Park Sydney
161 Elizabeth Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Phone:+61 (0) 2 9286 6000