Pier One Sydney Harbour announces $10 million refurb

Pier One Sydney Harbour Hotel.

Marriott Autograph Collection property Pier One Sydney Harbour is investing $10 million in a refurbishment project.

The renovations will wrap up a five-year transformation project, by refurbishing all of the rooms and suites.

Sydney-based architect firm Tonkin Zulaika Greer was chosen for the project and are aiming to have the project completed by September with minimal disruption to guests and hotel inventory with a carefully staged renovation process.

The architects said they took inspiration from the surrounding harbour and the area’s rich maritime history.

“We want to connect the harbour visually and aesthetically to the interiors of the hotel through our use of materials, tones and colours with a nod to Sydney’s rich maritime architecture throughout,” said Tim Greer, principal, Tonkin Zulaika Greer.

“Rooms will be seamlessly connected with the stunning architecture already seen throughout the hotel.”

Marriott International took over Pier One Sydney Harbour in February 2014 and has since undertaken a series of major renovations. Central facilities like the entry lobby, the bar, restaurant and conference facilities were refurbished in 2014 by Bates Smart Architects.

“The design transformation of our rooms marks the final piece of the puzzle for an exciting journey for the hotel,” said Kim Mahaffy, general manager, Pier One Sydney Harbour.

“By working with a design firm that is renowned for their heritage renovations, we hope to bring this to life for our guests, with a focus on sourcing Australian and locally-made materials and furniture.”