After two and a half years, a new Hilton Sydney

7 Jul 2005 by business traveller

Hilton is reopening itsSydney hotel next week to unveil the city's most extensive hotel conference and event space and a contemporary brasserie.

The Hilton Sydney, located in the central business district between George and Pitt streets, will reopen on July 15. It has been closed for 30 months while undergoing refurbishment costing AUS$200 million.

The hotel has been completely renovated, and a 20-metre lobby added, with a design emphasis on light and space. It was overseen by Johnson Pilton Walker, the architects who oversaw a makeover of the Sydney Opera House.

All 577 rooms have been renovated, including 97 Executive Rooms and 31 Relaxation Rooms, which have spa bathrooms with jet showers and holistic relaxation kits, mood lighting and lounge chairs.

The refurbished hotel will feature a contemporary restaurant, Glass Brasserie, in addition to a trendy new bar with the same name and trendy style as the bar in Hilton'sLondon Park Lane hotel, Zeta Bar. There are four levels of event space including seven high-tech meeting rooms, six functions rooms, a state room and exhibition space.

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Report by Ginny McGrath

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