Pressure To Allow Planning For Delayed Sydney CBD Hotel

Detailed planning can now begin on a 55-storey luxury hotel development in the Sydney CBD

Key points:

  • NSW Government has streamlined the approval process following weeks of intense pressure

  • Proposal for a 440-key Andaz by Hyatt had been delayed indefinitely

  • Follows negative press surrounding the rejection of Star's Ritz Carlton

The NSW Government has streamlined the approval process for the proposed Andaz on Blight Street in Sydney's CBD. This appears to be a response to the negative press the government has received recently following the rejection of the Star's Ritz Carlton project.

The project is reportedly proposed to fly Hyatt Hotels’ Andaz flag. The proposal is for a 440-room hotel set among a mixed-use development which will also include office space, retail outlets, restaurants and cafes. Nine levels of lifestyle facilities including an indoor swimming pool, wellness centre, childcare facilities and co-working spaces will feature within the development. At the rooftop will be a restaurant, bar and garden.

Tourism Accommodation Australia National CEO, Michael Johnson, said he was pleased to see the project progress to the next level after months of delay.

“As Australia’s only truly global city we are judged on our levels of accommodation – luxury hotels like this one planned by SC Capital are needed if Sydney is to retain its crown as the nation’s only gateway city."

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