Hilton Sydney leaves hotel quarantine program, unveils $25 million renovation

The Hilton Sydney has left the city's hotel quarantine program for overseas arrivals and unveiled a $25 million renovation.

The hotel, which is located in the heart of the CBD on George Street, started the extensive redesign and refurbishment of all 587 guest rooms in August 2019. 

"Hilton Sydney is an iconic property and we are so pleased to offer a reinvigorated product to our guests in 2021. Providing an upmarket guest experience while offering a gateway to Sydney's CBD has always been a priority for the hotel," said Hayden Hughes the hotel's general manager.

The hotel's last quarantine guests left on January 19 and regular guests returned late last week.

One of the major changes is the addition of two new room types: the Corner Room and the Family Room, which were added after requests from guests, according to Hilton. The Corner Rooms feature extra space and extended views of the Sydney skyline via an additional window, while the Family Rooms consist of two connecting rooms and can be booked together.

Inside the rooms, designed by Sydney's a+ design, new soft furnishings have been installed with new carpets and curtains, plus new bathroom fittings, recliners and 140-cm smart TVs. Desks have been removed and replaced with a table that can be used for working or dining, along with an oversize Italian armchair and ottoman.

Artworks from three female artists, Camie Lyons, Angela Hayson and Bec Tarrant, have been added, the former two Sydney-based and the latter an Indigenous artist from Queensland.

Other features, such as the indoor pool, the country's largest hotel gym, Luke Mangan's Glass Brasserie restaurant and the famous, heritage-listed Marble Bar remain.

The hotel has introduced a new safety program in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with contactless check-in and a seal to show a room has not been accessed since undergoing cleaning and disinfection after each stay.

Rooms start from $209 per night. See sydney.hilton.com

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