First Look Inside InterContinental Sydney’s $120 Million Premium Suite Transformation
Just when you thought Sydney’s infamously most boujee hotel couldn’t get any better, the InterContinental Sydney once again has out-classed itself with a $120 million renovation unveiling three new premium suites — the Presidential Opera Suite, Royal Opera Suite and Governor Opera Suite.
The go-to for a special hotel stay among Sydney locals, and the top luxury accommodation option for those visiting Sydney, these sweet renovations only make it an even more enticing option. Orchestrated by none other than Woods Bagot – the same architecture studio behind InterContinental Sydney’s redesign in October 2022 – the brand has thoughtfully remodelled the hotel’s top-tier suites in a way that seamlessly merge the spaces with the hotel’s refreshed design narrative.
Inspired by the hotel’s unrivalled location nestled between Sydney Harbour and the Sydney Royal Botanic Garden, the suites feature blue and green hues and exude a bold approach that considers a complex blend of the heritage of the hotel as well as the contemporary, echoing the hotel’s recent re-design.
The Presidential Opera Suite is the ultimate, so naturally, we would love to know more about the redesign of the suite in heady anticipation of many future stays. Located way up on level 29 and boasting panoramic views from literally every room, the Presidential Opera Suite is the definition of luxury and opulence.
The spacious suite offers a separate lounge room, large dining and entertaining area seating 14 guests, a kitchen with a butler’s entry, a workspace and a master bedroom. In terms of the bathroom, you can expect a large, circular bathtub that sits right by the window, so you can overlook the Eastern Harbour and Sydney Royal Botanic Garden while you bathe! You will also have an outdoor terrace with private views of the Sydney Opera House and beyond. Just in case you need a few more creature comforts, there is also a cloakroom and separate powder room, state-of-the-art Japanese toilets, a double shower and even a baby grand piano!
But the fun doesn’t stop there, with two other reimagined boujee suites for you to choose from. The Royal Opera Suite also offers stunning views along with a dining space and lounge, as well as a walk-in wardrobe, separate bath and shower, kitchenette and Japanese toilets.
If this doesn’t tickle your fancy, the Governor Opera Suite will. This corner suite boasts some of the most unique vantage points of the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and the city within the hotel. On top of class-act views, it feels just like home with open plan living, study and dining spaces set alongside a private bedroom, dedicated workspace and Japanese toilets.
General Manager, Jennifer Brown said “The redesigned Premium Suites capture the essence of what InterContinental Sydney’s new chapter embodies. Here, our elite travellers can experience the hotel’s rich history in contemporary comfort, enjoy unparalleled views across Sydney’s expansive and natural green and blue spaces, and immerse themselves in immense luxury.”
The $120 million transformation includes the redesign of the iconic hotel’s 509 generously sized guestrooms and suites, public spaces, wellness areas, club lounge, restaurants and bars. What we love most about the redesign is that while invigorating the beloved hotel and welcoming it into its next decade, the refurbished hotel still retains the same ethos and elite, trusted service it’s known for.