The refurbishment and renovation of the 165-year-old Hotel. Keeping within the original architectural envelope, the project incorporates major structural modifications and infrastructure upgrades, whilst maintaining operation.
Works to the ground floor will be an ‘evolution’, progressing the fitout and façade to current day standards, while taking into consideration the existing clientele and successful downstairs trade. Cutting through the first floor, a large, double-height void will be created, with the addition of a new feature staircase to link the two levels. The reimagined first floor will be a ‘revolution’, offering a new, premium dining and lounge experience with an open-air balcony space overlooking North Terrace.
The materiality across the whole site celebrates the existing steel and brick structure, accenting with a restrained and honest palette of blonde and blackened timbers, perforated metal, rich fabrics and greenery.
Works commenced in April 2019, with the entire site set to be up and running in March 2020.