design: Woods Bagot
architecture: Fitzpatrick + Partners
artwork: Di Emme Creative Solutions
landscape architect: Sturt Noble
Creating a relaxed oasis for guests to retreat from the urban streetscape, the three-storey high open-air garden atrium draws the outside in while providing glimpses to the street life through the leafy internal void.
Taking cues from the jewel-cut, glazed façade by architects Fitzpatrick + Partners, the interiors scheme references the colours and textures of the Australian landscape in a contemporary interpretation. Strong design elements have been crafted throughout the interiors, curating a palette that reflects the character of Sydney Harbour complemented with rich, textured hues.
The restaurant offers guests casual dining along the street frontage. The ceiling has exposed services and minimalist black ceiling fins, contrasting with the bold finishes and furnishings such as plush velvet seating and solid marble floor. In the adjacent lobby bar, a monolithic emerald green terrazzo bench is set against a backdrop of foliage, marrying the dining area with the hotel’s lobby.
The guest rooms are a retreat from the city with a sophisticated light-industrial aesthetic. The detailing of materials and form are highly considered with soft, dark tones in the bespoke carpet, walnut and brass accents and a custom headboard. The bathroom is refined yet edgy with a palette of natural stones, smoked glass and designer fixtures.
Suites are finished with honey toned parquetry flooring and custom woven inlay carpets. Walnut timbers and brass details complement the plush materiality of furnishings, offering a sense of tactility. Framed steel-coloured glazed walls separate the bedroom from the lounge area.
Curio Collection by Hilton is the operator of the new Woods Bagot designed West Hotel in Sydney. One of Hilton’s 14 market-leading brands, Curio Collection by Hilton is a global, upscale collection of distinctive hotels and resorts that offer guests one-of-a-kind experiences, each unique to the destination they call home.