InterContinental Sydney ahead of reboot Aster unveils Treasure bars

InterContinental Sydney is one of the city’s five-star landmarks – a must-see and must-see destination for over 30 years. Its reputation is only expected to rise as the finishing touches are added before its relaunch in September and the newly opened dining options are doubled.

Highlights of the two-year, $110 million renovation include 509 rooms and suites clad in jewel greens and blues to reflect the landscape, a grand lobby bar for all-day drinking and dining, and a rooftop bar specifically designed for a first-time public Pleasure.

The Aster Bar is the hotel’s new public rooftop spot.

First opened in 1985, InterContinental Sydney is housed in the 1851 Treasury Building, itself a tapestry of architectural styles from Victorian Neo-Classical to Italian Palazzo.

Local design firm Woods Bagot – also behind the new InterContinental Sorrento Mornington Peninsula and London’s The Londoner – has been carefully selected to enter a new era.

InterContinental Sydney Managing Director Jennifer Brown describes the reboot as the start of an exciting new chapter and is excited to unleash the fruits of the past two years.

Admire the ferries and yachts on the water from your Harbor Bridge View Room.

Admire the ferries and yachts on the water from your Harbor Bridge View Room.

Rooms include the Classic and Superior City Rooms, which overlook the city skyline, and the Harbor Bridge and Opera House Rooms, which offer stunning views of their namesake.

A sun lounger in each room allows guests to enjoy the view along with other essentials such as Smart TV, free Wi-Fi and gourmet minibar. Trademark marble bathrooms are also equipped with Byredo toiletries.

Introduced this week, Treasure is a stunning bar and restaurant located in the heart of the hotel, with its curvy lounges and intimate booth seating, and a stunning oval-shaped bar stocked with local wines and spirits.

A mix of classic and experimental cocktails will also be available.

The Treasury is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The Treasury is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Set within the original courtyard of the building, the green space will be enhanced by light during the day, shadows will run along the brick arches that surround it.

To that end, it will be an important place to visit again and again.

On the 32nd floor is the brand new Aster Bar, a converted rooftop space that offers 270-degree views of the city, including the Sydney Opera House and the Royal Botanic Gardens.

The Aster offers views previously enjoyed only by Club level guests.

The Aster offers views previously enjoyed only by Club level guests.

The area was previously only accessible to guests in Club-level rooms and suites, but its doors will now open to a wider audience. Don’t worry, Club InterContinental is not going anywhere, yet it will continue to offer personalized service and exclusive benefits.

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