Sydney's Pier One Hotel is Going Through a 'Beautification' Process
Who would have thought that a hotel located in one of Sydney's most stunning spots on The Rocks would need to embark beautification process? Well, the folks over at Pier One Sydney Harbour decided to pretty things up a bit after the ownership of the hotel changed hands.
Earlier this year, Pier One became part of Marriott's Autograph Collection and thus they decided to really wow their
Marriott Rewards members guests.
For the next 17 weeks, the hotel will be overhauling their lobby, dining and bar facilities to better fit in with their new brand. One thing that won't be changing is the 100-year old character of the building and the stunning views across Sydney Harbour. Originally built as a working cargo wharf and passenger transit facility, the hotel now offers a modern and contemporary stay steeped in history with some rooms offering the closest thing you can get to an overwater bungalow in an urban setting.
During its refresh, the hotel will also welcome Chris Dodds to its kitchen. The chef's resume includes time at The Club in Malaysia, the Palazzo Versace on Oz's Gold Coast and currently Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa (Remember, Renaissance is also part of Marriott.) With plenty of alfresco dining at the Front Restaurant, guests and local will get to sample Dodds' menu in the shadow of the Harbour Bridge starting this week.
For those that need to arrive in style, we would recommend to hail a water taxi (or a private yacht if your wallet can cope) along the harbor, docking at the hotels private pontoon. We can only imagine if the cast of Modern Family shelled out some extra cash for the glamour.
Rates for a standard room start at $239 AUD later this month with the best suite fetching $959 per night.
[Photo: Pier One Sydney Harbour Facebook]