InterContinental Sydney launches two new venues including rooftop bar

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InterContinental Sydney's new rooftop Aster Bar will be open to the public for the first time in its history.

InterContinental Sydney has unveiled two new venues forming part of its $110 million renovation set for completion in September.

The hotel’s rooftop bar will be made public for the first time while the lobby will be transformed into a modern hotel bar with a nod to the building’s heritage past.

Located on level 32, Aster Bar will be transformed with new bar and dining experiences under the guidance of cocktail and spirit culturists Proof & Company.

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The Aster Bar on level 32.

At the heart of the hotel, The Treasury will open as an all-new dining destination, located on the site of the former lobby bar.

With strong references to the roots and history of its location, InterContinental Sydney’s new central meeting place will offer all-day dining and drinking.

To oversee the new venues, InterContinental Sydney has appointed Behzad Vaziri to the newly created role of director of bars.

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New lobby venue The Treasury.

“From a food and beverage point of view, the hotel is transitioning from a luxury Sydney establishment to a contemporary operator and frontrunner on the international bar scene, and I’m excited to be a part of this new chapter,” he said.

“Every element of the venue design and experience considers how we can share the hotel’s history with our guests, but with a modern and experimental approach. I wanted to find a creative way to bring the design and history to life through taste so that the guest’s experience is multi-sensory. We’re excited to unveil more in the coming months.”

Prior to his role at InterContinental Sydney, Vaziri  was with The Star Sydney for six years.

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General manager Jennifer Brown and new director of bars Behzad Vaziri in the lobby bar development.

InterContinental Sydney general manager Jennifer Brown said Aster Bar and The Treasury are “not your typical hotel bars”.

“They are destinations and experiences in their own right; designed and developed to not only celebrate the building they’re located within, but to also sit proudly and independently within Sydney’s sophisticated bar scene,” she said.

“With Behz at the helm, we’re confident we’ll deliver something unique and exciting for all, including our Sydney locals so they too can enjoy the best experiences the city has to offer.”