TORONTO – Atlific Hotels’ managed property, The Simon Hotel Sydney, has completed extensive renovations to its 144 guestrooms, suites and public spaces, along with a fresh new brand concept reflecting these updates.
With a nod to owner Irwin Simon, who was born and raised in Cape Breton, this re-launch serves as a way of celebrating his native city after a successful 30 plus years (as the former Cambridge Suites Hotel Sydney) while ensuring that the waterfront mainstay contributes to the vitality of the region well into the future. Renovations of the hotel’s lobby, restaurant and bar, guestrooms, corridors, rooftop patio, meeting rooms and fitness centre were led by Royal Design Inc. who took inspiration from the property’s waterfront location as well as the casual and relaxed vibe that Sydney is known for.
In order to convey the hotel’s ‘true blue’ East-Coast experience, Royal Design Inc. led the transformation with design themes touching on water and the area’s natural environment. As such, renovated spaces have been decorated in a variety of aquatic tones paired with the calming greys and taupes of rocks and driftwood. Nautical accents balanced against clean and modern lines tie everything together to create a timeless design.
The hotel’s 144 guestrooms and suites were designed with a focus on clean lines, modern finishes and muted taupe and blue tones to carry the nautical theme home. Streamlined design features such as new vanities and mirrors with lighting tie everything together. Guests can choose from a variety of room configurations suited to their needs, from standard rooms geared to short stays, to spacious one-bedroom and harbour view guest suites offering a separate living and bedroom along with a birds-eye view of the waterfront. Those looking for added amenities and services will enjoy all-new Skyline Executive Floor offering a special welcome amenity, complimentary breakfast delivered to your suite, luxurious bathrobes, upgraded bath towels, upgraded bath amenities, Keurig coffee machine, bottled water and in-room Bluetooth speaker. The crown jewel of the collection is the 1,100 sq.-ft., sun-drenched, Simon Suite offering two-bedrooms, two full bathrooms and views of Sydney Harbour. Perfect for special occasions or any chance to indulge in luxury, the Simon Suite also has its own oversized fireplace and dining area.
The renovations also reconfigured the lobby and TRIO Restaurant, creating an open-concept area that invites socializing and is easily accessible throughout the day. New flooring throughout the lobby leads up to a freshly installed lobby market and welcoming front-desk pods. Glittering chandeliers and inviting seating options have been introduced, encouraging a continued sense of casual comfort. In TRIO and the hotel lobby, communal tables were incorporated, serving as a place where guests can have a drink, work or host an informal meeting in a relaxed setting. Glamorous finishes round out the dining area as a nod to TRIO’s reputation as one of the best restaurants in the city.
“We’re incredibly proud of the hotel’s success over the last three decades and we couldn’t be more excited to unveil the new Simon Hotel Sydney as it takes us into our next 30 years of unforgettable service,” says Michele Bianchini, general manager, The Simon Hotel Sydney.