First look: Sydney's new Ritz-Carlton hotel at The Star, Pyrmont

First look: Sydney's new Ritz-Carlton hotel at The Star, Pyrmont

Sydney's new Ritz-Carlton Sydney hotel will soar above The Star at Pyrmont when it opens in the early 2020s, with 220 six-star hotel rooms and a further 200 elite residences in the 61 story tower.

The Ritz-Carlton Sydney hotel (Concept image only, subject to all approvals)

The development has been designed by architectural firm FJMT, with company director Richard Francis-Jones saying "our vision is for a beautifully sculpted architecture that will seem to grow from the great sandstone of Pyrmont."

The Ritz-Carlton Sydney hotel (Concept image only, subject to all approvals)

Newly-released concept images hint at what we can expect when the Ritz-Carlton brand returns to Sydney after more than a decade.

The Ritz-Carlton Sydney hotel (Concept image only, subject to all approvals)

The $500 million project will see the elite residences situated below the hotel rooms, with a shared Sky Lobby boasting a signature restaurant with stunning harbour views.

The Ritz-Carlton Sydney hotel (Concept image only, subject to all approvals)
The Ritz-Carlton Sydney hotel (Concept image only, subject to all approvals)

An adjoining 'ribbon development' will boast three pools – two with harbour views – plus two gymnasiums, a spa and wellness centre.

The Ritz-Carlton Sydney hotel (Concept image only, subject to all approvals)

A spokesperson for The Star Entertainment Group declined to nominate a timeline for the hotel's opening, but told Australian Business Traveller that "build time would be two and half to three years after final approvals" from the NSW Department of Planning.

David Flynn
David Flynn is the editor of Australian Business Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.
 

13 comments

  • alyopsis

    alyopsis

    15 Aug, 2018 10:03 am

    Like their new Melbourne site, it’s a B grade location for a premium brand.
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  • jubbing

    jubbing

    15 Aug, 2018 11:24 am

    How exactly is Melbourne a B grade site, it's located in the CBD. It's not a big CBD, so anything within this district is automatically A grade.
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  • reeves35

    reeves35

    15 Aug, 2018 01:27 pm

    If you say the top end of Collins St is the best position in Melbourne, then the Ritz Carlton at the other end of Lonsdale St is definitely B Grade.
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  • jubbing

    jubbing

    15 Aug, 2018 02:20 pm

    Ok you're right i guess Ritz should have magically made some space on Collins for themselves
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  • Flying High

    Flying High

    15 Aug, 2018 10:40 am

    Great design. If only the Sofitel Darling Harbour designers had had this level of imagination...
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  • Adam T

    AT

    15 Aug, 2018 07:58 pm

    Took the words right out of my mouth, how in this day and age of architecturedid the Sofitel end up looking like a carton of cigarettes?
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  • Matt J

    MattJelonek

    15 Aug, 2018 01:08 pm

    Perth’s Ritz will be completed before this one no?
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  • Theviewfrom1a

    Theviewfrom1a

    15 Aug, 2018 02:34 pm

    What will make this a 6 star hotel? Does that mean anything or is it just marketing?
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  • Bevan garth Foot

    Garthie 5

    15 Aug, 2018 04:41 pm

    Just marketing,no such thing as 6 and 7 star .Ridic!
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  • Bevan garth Foot

    Garthie 5

    15 Aug, 2018 04:46 pm

    The Burj in Dubai been 7 star since it opened but even they admit its their own rating scale not the international standard. Very very nice though!
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  • Andrew

    andyf

    15 Aug, 2018 07:52 pm

    I guess Crown dubbed itself 6 star, so Star had to have one as well. Gotta say, this building looks nicer than Crown's, judging by the renders as least.

    Considering the last Ritz Carlton was in Double Bay (now the InterContinental); this is definitely a better location ... though dress circle would be around Circular Quay (who will operate 1 Alfred St?)
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  • vbarberini

    vbarberini

    16 Aug, 2018 06:23 am

    I’m sure they (like just about every other luxe brand) say it’s ‘six star’, but there is not such thing. Hotel ratings only go to five stars. Be great if the media ignored this sort of PR spin :)
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  • M Lee

    Tgguy77

    8 Sep, 2018 06:15 am

    Does ritzcarlton in sydney operate by star casino or separate operation by Marriot group? Anyone knows?
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