Citigate Central Sydney re-branded to Novotel Sydney Central as the hotel undertakes a major refurbishment, and just as the suburb of Haymarket is being renewed.
With 255 guestrooms, the cosmopolitan hotel will renovate all of the guest bathrooms and upgrade room furnishings, while the lobby and part of the historic Field House Restaurant will receive a makeover. The hotel was awarded “One Glass Rating” for its wine list in the Australian Wine List of the Year Awards in 2012.
The property will also have 14-purpose built function rooms which can host up to 400 people and an outdoor heated pool and spa which overlooks Sydney’s skyline.
Similarly, a dedicated children’s play area will be set up to the right of the lobby, and three Apple Mac computer stations will be installed.
Haymarket is being renewed, with Frank Gehry’s landmark University of Technology, Sydney business building taking shape across from the hotel’s Thomas Street address, and Sydney’s answer to New York’s Highline starting development shortly. Coined the Goods Line and operated by the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, a 1,640-foot stretch of disused railway track will link Ultimo and Haymarket to Darling Harbour and the public space will have greenery, bicycle tracks and seating areas. Novotel Sydney Central is in the heart of these changes.
Danesh Bamji is the GM of the property.