Published on : Friday, February 15, 2013
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney is redefining the way guests meet, offering a bespoke home-style approach with the launch of four stunning new residential meeting suites.
Created by award-winning designer Michael McCann, the Hotel has transformed the entire level two space overlooking the atrium lobby from the Hotel’s former Kable’s restaurant and two private dining rooms to four creative and flexible meeting suites – Studio One, Studio Two, Studio Three and The Residential Suite.
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney has set itself apart from traditional hotel meeting rooms with a focus on creating a stylish yet relaxed and homely environment, offering ample lounge space to ensure clients meet in comfort. Menus have been redesigned to offer bespoke home-style cuisine each day of the week, ensuring a variety of options across multi-day events.
The Best of Both Worlds
With a capacity of up to 120 guests, the Residential Suite – resembling a designer lounge-cum-boardroom – offers state-of-the-art technology with projector screen and a LED 60 inch television stored inside a stunning hand-crafted timber sideboard. Adding to the room’s namesake is an adjoining lounge area featuring Italian fabric, custom-made lounges and armchairs, a central handmade timber coffee table, and brass trunks. Warm timber shelving houses a range of quirky homewares including a woven rubber bowl with white marble eggs, copper shoe and plaster roller-skate.
Events and Art Combine
The Studios offer guests flexible space, catering from 18 to 180 guests in a range of configurations. These suites offer all the latest state-of-the art audio visual technology. Sound proof and visual room dividers provide separation from one large space to three more intimate rooms.
In keeping with the residential ambiance, the Studios feature a stunning collection of original ceramic, stone and porcelain artworks designed by top artists from the UK including Richard Godfrey, Craig Underhill and Peter Beard – representing one of the largest collections of its kind in the world. These pieces create a gallery-like appearance, individually showcased on floating glass shelving around the perimeter of the space.
Breakout from the Norm
In addition, the Hotel has transformed the former Café into a relaxing lounge area available exclusively for guests using the Studios and Residential Suite. Two breakout areas featuring hand-crafted tortoiseshell inspired wooden and leather veneer armoires are located at either end of the Studios, allowing guests to enjoy all day self-serve beverages and snacks.
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney General Manager Vincent Hoogewijs said the meeting suites are a welcome addition to the Hotel: “This is the final phase of a large scale three-stage refurbishment and one we are extremely proud to share with our guests.”
“The suites are not only an ideal place for large-scale meetings and conferences, but the residential feel we’ve chosen creates an ideal venue for weddings, while the Residential Suite transforms from meeting by day to private dinner by night – anything is possible,” Hoogewijs affirmed.