The InterContinental Sydney was formerly the Treasury Building, thus featuring Georgian and neo-classical influences in structural design and décor. An article from Architecture and Design Australia explains that after the British arrived in 1788, the site became the first colonial vineyard. Its time as a hotel began in 1985 after a renovation to become a luxury hotel.
“We’ve taken great care in preserving the architectural lineage of the collective buildings that form the hotel,” Tracey Wiles, an architect with Woods Bagot said. “The new overlay is fully integrated and exciting – centered around a lush, relaxed and naturally lit cortile bar that fuses the heritage of the hotel with a contemporary, easy-going Australian hospitality setting.”
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