Heritage Sydney venue makes way for contemporary hotel

One of Sydney's iconic buildings will be transformed into a modern hotel with 'extensive' event spaces.

Accor’s emerging 25hours hotel brand will arrive in Sydney next year, when 25hours Hotel Sydney opens its doors in Paddington.

The 25hours brand is described as “characterised by personality and charming, relaxed service” and is designed to meet the demands of “urban, cosmopolitan travellers”.

As reported by Spice News in 2019, the hotel will be located at 1-11 Oxford Street, Paddington, bringing to life one of Sydney’s most iconic, heritage buildings.

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Artist’s impression of the revitalised building

The building was originally the site of Marshall’s Paddington Brewery between 1860 and 1906, before being replaced by West’s Olympia Theatre in 1911.

25hours Hotel Sydney is slated to include 105 guestrooms, extensive conference facilities and a rooftop bar overlooking Oxford Street and Sydney Harbour.

Accor Pacific CEO Simon McGrath said the group is delighted to debut 25hours in Sydney.

“The building itself is in an incredible location and has enormous potential, and the open areas such as the rooftop bar and the central courtyard will allow us to truly bring our new hospitality concept to life,” he said.

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Views from the rooftop bar

The project is the result of a joint venture between Sydney developer Central Element and property investor Boston Global (CEBH), who McGrath believes will bring “skill and thoughtful detail to the project”.

Two interior design companies have been chosen for the build, with A Work of Substance from Hong Kong designing the rooms, public areas and events spaces and Sydney’s Acme & Co working on the hotel’s rooftop bar, restaurant and café offerings.

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Artist’s impression of 25hours Hotel Sydney

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