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Jewel In The Crown Of Sydney’s Cbd Will Soon Open Its Doors Be One Of The First To Stay At Skye Suites Sydney

SKYE Suites Sydney will open its doors for Sydney’s first boutique serviced apartment in the CBD in October 2018.

Located at 300 Kent Street, the highly-anticipated opening of the luxury 25-storey, multi-residential tower will set new benchmarks for combining architectural excellence and luxurious amenities and will enhance the modern inner-city lifestyle.

SKYE Suites Sydney sits within the Arc by Crown Group, offering serviced apartments for short-term and long-term-stay guests. In total, SKYE Suites at Arc by Crown Group will host 73 serviced apartments, including studio suites, one-bedroom suites and two-bedroom suites. The second phase of the project will see the remaining residential suites, rooftop and retail precinct completed in November 2018.

Committed to luxury experiences for guests, each superior-sized apartment suite features timeless interior finishes, complete with Delonghi appliances, Vittoria coffee machines, Kevin Murphy toiletries and haircare products, complimentary Wi-Fi, laundry facilities, pre-stocked mini bars and a bespoke bedding firmness menu. Modern facilities will delight even the most seasoned business traveller with an ice cave-themed lobby and pool and state-of-the-art gymnasium.

The building itself is an impressive centrepiece for Sydney’s CBD, achieved by globally renowned architect, Koichi Takada. In collaboration with Crown Group, Koichi’s vision will come to life creating a soaring icon of style with arched metal fins that cantilever and curve over the exclusive Horizon Lounge and rooftop, shaping the skyline with a gentle and organic form. The arches filter throughout the project, from the ice cave-themed lobby through to the arch balconies of the suites. Offering hotel guests private balconies and fresh air, the development features a masonry façade podium and glazed frontage inspired by the unique character of significant heritage buildings.

Designed to enrich and regenerate public amenity in the CBD, Crown Group has worked collaboratively to restore Skittle Lane, which will host Reflect, a public art installation created by Ramus Illumination. Reflect will be an illuminated sculpture stretching 12 metres across the atrium, comprised of a steel frame, stainless wires and thousands of LED lights. Reflective of a path of flight through the air itself, the artwork will shift its palette of colour and movement in lights according to the sound and movement of people beneath it.

Skittle Lane was originally built in the 1800s as a laneway to service the surrounding warehouses and was used as a bowling alley for sailors and soldiers. Using trachyte blocks, Skittle Lane has been repurposed to act as a pedestrian and boutique retail thoroughfare comprising an eight-storey atrium, linking King Street with Kent Street and Clarence Street.

Adding to Crown Group’s already extensive portfolio of retail and hospitality venues, SKYE Suites Sydney will offer guests and “Sydneysiders” fine dining and al fresco experiences with an exciting new food hub along Skittle Lane, featuring new offerings from some of Sydney’s most popular new restaurants to open in October 2018.

Crown Group Director of Hotels and Suites Wayne Taranto says, “Appealing to domestic and international visitors and business travellers, SKYE Suites Sydney will offer short-term-stay guests a taste of luxury lifestyle in the heart of Sydney’s CBD. The location of SKYE Suites Sydney is within easy walking distance to the International Convention Centre, Darling Square, Barangaroo precinct and transport that connects to the rest of the city.”

“This is an exciting project for Sydney as Arc by Crown Group will be the first collection of serviced apartments to redefine the west corridor of the city – tapping into the business and financial district of the CBD. We are thrilled to be offering a luxury boutique and service-orientated apartments for guests and ‘Sydneysiders,’” concludes Taranto.

The introduction of SKYE Suites Sydney comes after Crown Group’s move into the luxury hotel arena with SKYE Hotels Suites Parramatta, which opened in August 2017. Crown Group Chairman and Group CEO Iwan Sunito says, “We are incredibly excited to open our doors to SKYE Suites Sydney after such success in Parramatta. This architectural masterpiece in the city’s CBD will not only form a striking addition to Sydney’s skyline, but will also enhance the existing streetscape for domestic and international guests and ‘Sydneysiders.’”

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