The Sebel Pier One Sydney, located in Walsh Bay adjacent to the historic Rocks precinct, has unveiled seven of the city’s most spectacular over-water suites with peerless views of Australia’s most iconic landmarks including Luna Park, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House.
Perched on-and-over Sydney Harbour, the hotel’s seven new suites have been designed by internationally renowned firm Bates Smart Architects and include four Harbour View Balcony Suites which have direct access to private, expansive balconies with sweeping Sydney Harbour views. The largest balcony measures an impressive 40sq meters which juts out over the Pier and makes for an ideal setting for private alfresco dining, sunset drinks or simply taking in the beauty of Sydney Harbour and watching the mega yachts sail past. All the balcony suites have designer day beds and arm chairs which are positioned to maximise the panoramic views.
Designed for open-plan living, there is a seamless transition from the bedroom to the bathroom in all of the new suites, and all have an abundance of natural light due to the floor-to-ceiling wrap around windows and glass sliding doors. Each of the bathrooms have decadent, deep standalone bath tubs, twin rain showers with side jets, double brass bowl vanities and deluxe amenity kits from Appelles Apothecary.
Following in the steps of the internationally revered Harbour Rocks Hotel – its sister property – ornamental art and designer furnishings have been sourced from around the globe and adorn the spectacular new suites.
All of the new suites feature king size beds, a marble topped wet bar with Nespresso coffee machine, marble topped working desk, two LED flat screen TVs – one of which rises from the bed base, Foxtel, iPod/iPad docking stations and WiFi internet access.
As well as the seven new suites, The Sebel Pier One Sydney has also finished renovating 22 new Waterside King and Heritage King rooms which now takes the hotel’s total room count to 189.
General Manager for The Sebel Pier One Sydney, Michael Sheridan, said “We’re very excited to be offering such a premium, waterfront product to the local and international market and being so close to the bridge and Opera House, we expect these new suites to sell out well in advance come festival time and New Year’s Eve.
Pier One has been a feature of Sydney Harbour since its construction in 1912. The Pier was used by P&O Cruises as a passenger terminal and cargo until 1977, when works began on redeveloping the site for commercial use. From the late-70s to early-90s, The Pier continued to be a popular attraction and featured restaurants, amusement rides and retail outlets until it was restored and redeveloped into an innovative hotel.
The Sebel Pier One Sydney opened in spring 1999, just in time to welcome in the new millennium. In 2012, Pier One celebrated its 100th year anniversary.
Located alongside the harbour, the hotel’s Front Restaurant & Bar offers alfresco dining on the Pier which is complemented by a modern Australian menu and extensive wine list. The hotel also has a newly renovated gymnasium with harbour views and is equipped with a full range of the latest exercise equipment and is available 24-hours a day.Boasting a fantastic position and a convenient location in the cultural heart of Walsh Bay and historic Rocks precinct, The Sebel Pier One Sydney is not only an iconic Sydney Harbour landmark, but a well placed, pioneering hotel offering guests a truly unique Sydney – and Australian – experience.