The Stillery Gin Bar
The highly anticipated opening of Sydney’s only five star property outside of the CBD will take place this Thursday.
The 140-room property will open its doors to reveal restored features such as the grand staircase, Italian marble bathrooms and fireplaces, and Parisian balconies.
InterContinental Sydney Double Bay General Manager Frederic Brohez said, “We are now in the final stages of completion and are very excited to share this beautifully-transformed property with the local community and visitors to Double Bay and Sydney.
“We have seen this hotel grow from a construction site teeming with builders, painters and tilers, into a stunning contemporary retreat replete with designer furnishings, kitchens packed with produce and equipment, and more than 100 full-time staff ready to make our guests feel special,” said Brohez.
In the coming days, hotel executive chef Julien Pouteau will be conducting final menu tastings for destination restaurant Stockroom, while Head Sommelier Kabir Antoniak will be busy completing the expansive list of local and international wines.
The Stillery team will be filling the seven-metre-long marble bar with last arrivals of rare and vintage gins, and the rooftop pool overlooking the bay will be topped up ready to receive its first swimmer.
InterContinental Sydney Double Bay has worked together with developers and owners, Royal Hotels Australia, and designers Bates Smart Architects to bring the former Ritz-Carlton to life over the past 12 months.
The hotel features a French provincial courtyard, Sydney’s only fully separate kosher kitchen and an as yet unopened ground floor retail precinct that will house a Snap Fitness 24-hour gym, luxury Trumps Spa, Henley Wholefoods, Saké Restaurant & Bar and a restaurant and bar offering by newly-formed hospitality company The Group.
Reservations are now being taken for stays and events.
Intercontinental Double Sydney is located at 33 Cross Street, Double Bay, Sydney.