Views of Sydney Harbor and the Opera House catch the limelight with the new design, with floor-to-ceiling windows installed seemingly everywhere the builders could squeeze them into the property. Maximizing on the scenery, an entirely new floor is being constructed for three new rooftop suites, all of which will have said expansive windows opening onto private balconies that overlook the Harbor.
The sprawling suites get a double-dose of opulence with twice the number of butlers serving guests and "restaurant-style, hand-carried in-room dining." Begone, oh-so-passé roll cart!
Meanwhile, nods to the local culture and environment are peppered throughout the property, with locally-sourced timber used as the base of its green-friendly design (energy-efficient lighting, water-saving devices, etc.). You can't gut and rebuild a hotel in this day and age without going the eco-chic route, after all.
Self-proclaimed as a destination for "discerning, affluent individuals," it definitely seems like the Park Hyatt Sydney has opted for lavishness to the nth degree. Go big, or go home. The hotel went big, with many a mammoth window to match.
So far, we don't have a concrete opening date nor any room rates but this is essentially a brand-new Park Hyatt in THE most desirable location in all of Sydney so you best be prepared to spend.
[Photo: Park Hyatt Sydney]