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SKYE Suites Sydney: “A striking addition to Sydney’s skyline”

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Australian property development group, Crown Group Holdings, has announced the opening of SKYE Suites Sydney—the city’s first boutique serviced apartment.

Scheduled to open its doors in the CBD in October 2018, SKYE Suites Sydney is a 25-storey, multi-residential tower which will provide 73 serviced apartments including studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites. The second phase of the project will see the remaining residential suites, rooftop and retail precinct completed in November 2018.

The property is committed to giving “luxury experiences” to its guests and residents by providing Delonghi appliances, Vittoria coffee machines, Kevin Murphy toiletries and hair care products, complimentary Wi-Fi, laundry facilities, pre-stocked minibars and a bedding firmness menu. In addition, there will be modern facilities such as an ice cave-themed lobby and pool, as well as a state-of-the-art gymnasium.

“A taste of luxury lifestyle in the heart of Sydney’s CBD”

Crown Group’s director of hotels and suites, Wayne Taranto, commented: “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.”

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Designed by Koichi Takada, the building aims to be a centrepiece of the business district. From arched metal fins that curve over the Horizon Lounge and rooftop to the masonry façade podium, Kochi’s design is inspired by the unique character of significant heritage buildings.

To add some flair to the CBD, Crown Group 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. The artwork will shift its palette of colour and movement in lights according to the sound and movement of people beneath it.

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SKYE Suites Sydney will also offer guests fine dining and al fresco experiences through a new food hub along Skittle Lane. It will host some of Sydney’s most popular new restaurants to open in October 2018.

“A striking addition to Sydney’s skyline”

Crown Group’s chairman and CEO, Iwan Sunito, added: “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’.”

The introduction of SKYE Suites Sydney comes after Crown Group’s move into the luxury hotel sector with SKYE Hotels Suites Parramatta, which opened in August 2017.