Just arrived at Sydney international Airport, a new 318 key Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel opened for business on 7th May 2013. Here is a sneak peek .
Closer to the arrivals terminal than the cab rank!
Got an Intenational Sparrows flight from Sydney and want to relax across the road before the flight?
Interior design by WMK Architecture, (John Andreas, Wendy Lynch, Ryu Ogino, May Fong and Doris Swaires with my self on the flight deck). Working with Construction Assignments, architects AJ+C and contractor Lipman to complete the first totally new-build, hotel in Sydney in nearly a decade.
The hotel offers Touchdown Bar and Café on ground level with the Blackwattle Grill on mezzanine offering an a la carte dining experience. The hotel’s features also include a Gymnasium, fully equipped meeting and function rooms on level 1, and a rooftop Conference Centre with external deck and kick arse city views on level 9.
The cafe station coils below the grand stair, which wraps its way up to the two hospitality levels. Such that the aroma of the freshly ground beans rises through the central void tantalising weary travellers.
The fluid organic lines of the lobby lead guests to the hospitality areas on the ground floor and up to mezzanine and level 1, via the sinuous curves of the grand stair.
The journey is highlighted along the way with the curvaceous forms in walls and furniture with punches of Sydney colour.
The typical guest rooms have a semi-open bathroom allowing for fluid movement within, and the deep tones were selected to subdue frazzled travellers into restful state of mind.
Punches of teal are used as a reverence to iconic the Sydney harbour and beaches.
There are at least 24 suites in various configurations for travelling families or executives needing extra space.
See link for an entertaining example of why hoteliers are always banging on about durability;
Simplicity of deep tones in ensuites.
A centrally located and well-appointed fitness centre is essential so that long haul travellers and pump and shake it to get their circulation going again.
Photos; Tyrone Branigan and a few snaps by Justin Condon