Pier One Sydney Harbour shows off $15m redesign

One of Sydney’s most historic hotels has completed a five-year, $15 million design refurbishment of all rooms and suites.

Designed by contemporary architect firm Tonkin Zulaikha Greer, Pier One Sydney Harbour’s rooms pay homage to the heritage structure of the wharf and its marine history, lifting these details frontward for guests to appreciate.

Tonkin Zulaika Greer worked closely with the Pier One Sydney Harbour team to champion the inclusion of stand-out signature Australian furniture pieces within the property, which have been carefully curated and positioned in each room to honour the imperfections found in the hotel’s original frame.

Tim Greer, principal at Tonkin Zulaika Greer, said: “We wanted to celebrate the view, with every item in a room taking cue from the waterside location; deep blue hues in armchairs, exposed strongbacks and beams, soft linens wood finishings, and mirrors carefully positioned to give guests always-on harbour views.”

Every room is special and unique, exuding history from the original flooring to heritage beams of the pier, resulting in a never-repeated stay for guests.

Room objects are elevated from the floor, lit by ambient soft hues, to create a floating effect and sense of space and maintain the maritime inspiration throughout each room.

Other room highlights include a newly curated mini-bar, including a selection from Australian craft-spirit distillery Archie Rose. A Nespresso coffee machine also features in the mini-bar.

An open-design wardrobe sets the scene in the rooms with bold brass fittings, compartments for all accoutrements and rounded-edge finishes.

Bathroom amenities include a curated range of Melbourne-based natural skincare products from Hunter Lab, featuring signature scents specially formulated for Pier One. Each bathroom will also be equipped with a Dyson Supersonic hairdryer.

Kim Mahaffy, general manager of Pier One Sydney Harbour, said: “We are thrilled to invite guests to experience this design transformation of all of our rooms.

“We are Sydney’s most historic and pre-eminent lifestyle hotel, with a luxurious, yet accessible offering for guests looking for a distinctively Sydney experience right on Sydney Harbour.”

Rooms are now be available for booking via Pier One Sydney Harbour’s website, with rates starting at $350.