Sydney to get first new build luxury hotel in 20 years

A new luxury hotel is set to be built in Sydney under the Andaz Hotels by Hyatt banner.

Set for completion in September 2022, the hotel at 4-6 Bligh Street will be designed by Woods Bagot, with its winning proposal incorporating shops, offices, restaurants, a clubhouse, and a public sky living room at the very top of the building that offers panoramic views of the Sydney Harbor.

The lower floors feature a three-level ‘urban room’ with retail and separate entries for the hotel and offices, accessed via the lower ground level garden porte-cochere. The hotel rooms and suites will occupy the upper levels, with a public sky living room and reception  located on the 50th floor, along with a rooftop restaurant, bar and garden at the very top of the building.

“Sydney is Australia’s number one tourist destination and commercial capital; however, hotels are generally dated and well below expectations by global gateway city standards,” said Suchad Chiaranussati, chairman of Singapore-based investment group SC capital partners group, who owns and handles the site on behalf of its RECAP fund series. “4-6 Bligh street will set the new benchmark in Sydney’s hotel landscape.”