Brookfield Multiplex to Redevelop Australia’s Largest Hotel
- Dec 05, 2014
Sydney, Australia–M&L Hospitality has selected Brookfield Multiplex to expand and renovate the Four Points by Sheraton Sydney, Darling Harbour (Four Points) at 161 Sussex Street Sydney, which is already Australia’s largest lodging facility.
Plans call for an expansion of the property with a third tower; as well as larger convention, exhibition and meeting space; a new dining facility and improved public areas connecting pedestrians from the CBD to Darling Harbour.
Upon completion in 2016, the new 25-story building will increase the hotel’s capacity by an additional 222 keys, bringing the development’s total number of guest rooms to 900.
The project will also address Sydney’s shortage of event space by bringing nearly 5,200 square feet of convention, exhibition and meeting space in the heart of the city.
The new space will include two ballrooms with seating for up to 1,100 people, 11 meeting rooms, dedicated pre-function space with amazing views of Darling Harbour through the tower’s floor to ceiling glass windows and state of the art audio visual technology.
“We are thrilled to continue working with M&L Hospitality on this landmark project. The 161 Sussex Street Redevelopment project will spearhead the revitalization of Darling Harbour as a dynamic tourism hub and builds on our exemplary track record of delivering world-class buildings and infrastructure projects,” says David Ghannoum, regional managing director of New South Wales at Brookfield Multiplex.
“The redevelopment will create a major tourism and economic boost for Sydney and help deal with Sydney’s current shortfall in hotel accommodation and event facilities,” adds M&L Hospitality CEO Neil Maxwell. “Working with Brookfield Multiplex in the early stage of development has been successful and we are excited about continuing on to the next phase.”
The new hotel is expected to create more than 2,250 construction jobs and a further 90 permanent hotel jobs on completion.
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