Hyatt Regency has returned to Sydney following a multi-million-dollar redevelopment of a hotel property – the Four Points by Sheraton Sydney, Darling Harbour – in the city’s central business district. The redevelopment was anticipated to cost approximately A$250 million (US$185 million) when Hyatt announced it would manage the new property earlier this year.
The redevelopment includes a new 24-storey tower, which has enabled the hotel to add 222 extra guestrooms for a total of 892 keys. Hyatt claims the property is now the largest upscale, full-service hotel in Australia, boasting a 272-seat all-day dining restaurant as well as an open-air bar that will be launched towards the end of this month.
In addition to the new rooms and F&B options, the property has more than 3,450 sqm of events space, including two ballrooms able to seat more than 1,000 people. The new property is expected to enable Hyatt to expand its MICE offerings in Asia-Pacific, particularly in the lead-up to the opening of the nearby International Convention Centre Sydney later this month.
“It’s a great feeling to welcome the return of the Hyatt Regency brand, which will be a key flagship Hyatt Regency hotel for Hyatt in both Australia and the Asia-Pacific region,” said David Udell, group president – Asia Pacific for Hyatt. “Guests can now enjoy many of the hotel’s facilities, including state-of-the-art meeting and event facilities and a new Regency Club lounge, all of which will provide the ultimate dwelling for both business and leisure travellers to relax and unwind.”