Former hat factory in Surry Hills to become boutique hotel

A heritage-listed former hat factory in Sydney’s Surry Hills is set to be transformed into a $40 million boutique hotel.

Sydney-based developer Hanave has lodged a development application for a 114-room hotel to be built at 13 Randle Street.

The plans include two new buildings with floor levels to match the seven-storey heritage factory as well as a two storey rooftop addition.

Tonkin Zulaikha Greer are leading the design after winning a competition in March which saw four local architecture firms submit concepts for the development.

The designs for what is dubbed The Hat Hotel will see all existing masonry walls, timber posts and beams, timber floor structures, and ceiling retained and restored.

The hotel will also feature a new through-site link connecting Randle Lane to Randle Street.