TFE Hotels has opened the doors to the second property in its brand-new premium hotel brand, with A by Adina Sydney now open in the CBD.
Sitting high up in a 26-storey tower at 2 Hunter Street, A by Adina Sydney offers guests a grand entrance with its glass-encased sky lobby on level 21.
The hotel features 194 apartments, including 82 studio, 104 one-bedroom apartments and eight two-bedroom apartments.
Within the room inventory there are 12 large-format accessible rooms and, interestingly, a range of one-bedroom apartments with ‘blackout bedrooms’ that have no windows, which have been positioned to appeal to jet-lagged guests and flight crew.
In a first for TFE Hotels, each of the rooms feature an integrated control system that seamlessly prepares the room upon guest check in.
“A bit like a high-tech butler, it goes to work and prepares the room by switching on the air conditioner and setting a comfortable room temperature, before closing the blinds and turning off all the lights,” explained A by Adina Hotel general manager Amanda Cottome.
“When guests swipe their key card, the technology sets off a sensory welcome experience, like a big reveal, automatically raising the blinds on floor-to-ceiling windows and turning on the lights.
“It’s a seamless arrival experience that’s designed to delight. Guests don’t have to think about how anything works – not even things like extractor fans in the bathroom, which operate automatically via sensors.”
The property also offers a range of drinking and dining options, including Dean & Nancy on 22, a sophisticated cocktail bar and dining experience run by the Maybe Sammy team.
A by Adina Sydney’s lower-ground entry foyer leads into a new Italian eatery by acclaimed Sydney restaurateur Maurice Terzini, making use of a previously dormant laneway between George and Pitt Streets.
TOGA managing director and chairman of TFE Hotels Allan Vidor said he is excited the hotel has been able to reactivate the laneway networks that feed into Curtin Place at the back of Australia Square.
“The revitalisation of Curtin Place is going to be something quite special,” he said.
“We’ve also commissioned Australian artist Emily Floyd to produce a beautiful sculpture, which has been installed in the laneway between the hotel and Australia Square.”