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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Pier One Sydney Harbour Showcases Innovative Concepts in Hotel Design

Pier One Sydney Harbour, Sydney's chic urban waterfront hotel, epitomises luxurious lifestyle travel, exclusively set against one of the most scenically beautiful waterways in the world. Combining a balance of calm from the water with the natural interiors with the excitement of exploring Sydney's vibrant modern streets alongside our historic rocks convict past, and the majesty of the Sydney Harbour Bridge ensures Pier One is 'exactly like nothing else'.

Built over 100 years ago as a working cargo wharf and passenger transit point the hotel is rich in character where the historic details of the past have been intricately transformed into a modern contemporary property. Now in the finals stages of its beautification under the Autograph Collection, Pier One is embracing contemporary hotel design as it enters a new and exciting stage, one of true innovation, embracing sustainability, clever use of space and paddock to plate produce.

“Pier One, with its rich history, is a hotel like no other on Sydney Harbour with an instant connection to the water as soon as you walk through the lobby,” General Manager Kim Mahaffy says.

“We are taking the property in a direction that will introduce a distinctly different hotel experience, exquisitely presented with a focus on global trends and designs whilst staying focused on our local message. Our beautification upgrades will ensure Pier One is considered the only place to stay in Sydney for those that expect the unexpected” says Kim.

The new brand transition and current beautification will encompass a distinctive and tranquil reception, lobby, restaurant and outdoor pier experience, creating a place where time seems suspended. The restaurant, helmed by highly anticipated celebrity chef, will showcase innovative cuisine, artful unique ambience and exceptional experiences ahead of global trends.

“With every decision we respect Pier One's historical core and loyal customer base, so our priority moving forward is to increase visibility of the hotels brand. Through innovative food and beverage concepts in line with international market demand, matched effortlessly with impeccable service for which we are known globally, and crafted artesian cultural opportunities in Sydney, we can offer our guests an individual Sydney experience.”

Upcoming events at Pier One Sydney Harbour include:

- Good Food Month - BBQ Madness on the Pier

- Good Food Month - Supper Club

- Melbourne Cup

- Sunrise to Sunset Package - Morning Tai Chi and Afternoon Sundowners

- Summer Starts & Walsh Bar Arts Festival

- New Years Eve

About Pier One Sydney Harbour

Pier One Sydney Harbour, Autograph Collection offers an exclusive waterfront experience in the heart of one of the world's most glamorous destinations. The hotel is located within easy access to the historic Rocks precinct, Circular Quay, the Sydney Opera House and stylish shopping of Castlereagh St. The hotel's Front Restaurant & Bar offers alfresco dining on the Pier with the added element that guests can arrive in style by water taxi or by private yacht using the hotel's private pontoon. Travel by water also provides direct access to additional cultural attractions including the Botanic Gardens, King St Wharf, Darling Harbour, Lady Macquarie Steps, Manly and Watson's Bay. Pier One Sydney Harbour is steeped in history, being transformed from a working wharf to a cargo and passenger transit point to its stunning transformation into a hotel, where the historic details of its past have been intricately included into the modern and contemporary design that is Pier One Sydney Harbour today.

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About Autograph Collection

The Autograph Collection is an evolving ensemble of strikingly independent hotels. Exactly like nothing else, each destination has been selected for its quality, bold originality, rich character and uncommon details. From near to far, iconic to historic, the result is an array of properties that is nothing less than unique, nothing short of collectively exceptional.

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