Star confirms Ritz-Carlton
STAR Entertainment Group has today lodged a formal development application for its previously announced new Ritz- Carlton tower ( TD 19 Sep 2016), which will add 220 upscale rooms to Sydney’s hotel stock.
The 61-storey project will also feature about 200 residences, 15 food and beverage outlets and a new Sky Terrace with a publicly accessible restaurant.
Star Entertainment ceo Matt Bekier said the building would sit within the existing footprint of The Star Sydney, supporting the new Sydney International Convention Centre and helping connect Darling Harbour to the Sydney Fishmarket.
“This country is experiencing significant growth in inbound tourism, an upward trend which shows all the hallmarks of continuing well into the future.
“To cater for that demand we need the necessary tourism infrastructure... Sydney lacks sufficient high-end hotels to meet this wave of international tourist demand,” Bekier added.
The $500m project will see the return of the Ritz-Carlton brand to the Sydney market a decade after the closure of the former Ritz-Carlton Double Bay.
The development application details a new rooftop pool terrace above the existing Star casino, but no additional gambling space.
Bekier said the new Ritz-Carlton would be a factor in embedding the Star Sydney’s reputation as a “tourism and entertainment destination of global appeal”.