The Hyatt Regency officially steps into the shoes of Australia’s largest upscale hotel

Earlier this month, The five star Hyatt Regency officially opened its doors in Sydney, taking over Australia’s largest upscale hotel, the 892-room Four Points by Sheraton right next to Darling Harbour.

The opening came after a massive $250 million redevelopment that, in addition to an upgrade of the rooms and the extensive expansion of their event space facilities, saw the construction of a new 24-storey tower that will have 15 floors of hotel rooms (222 suites and club rooms to be exact) and 9 floors that will be used as office space. In the week ahead, they are also set to open a new rooftop bar that will be accessible to the public, giving incredible views of Darling Harbour.

The Darling Harbour location is Hyatt Regency’s third in Australia, and the first in Sydney since they sold their Kings Cross location. To celebrate the launch of the hotel at the start of the month, the newly renovated building was lit up with a projection on its 2800sqm harbour front facade, giving viewers a virtual tour of the new hotel – from its new rooftop bar, to its massive event spaces and new premium rooms.

Photo by Scott Ehler
Photo by Scott Ehler

Hyatt Regency Sydney General Manager, Malcolm Zancanaro, says the “inside-out” projection tour was a way for the hotel to officially introduce themselves to the city: “(Guests can now) enjoy much of what they see in the projection, including state-of-the-art meeting and event facilities. The inside-out tour signifies the opening of our doors to Sydney, and to connect guests to who and what matters most.”

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