8Hotels plans 90-room Sydney property

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Australia: Boutique hotel operator 8Hotels has announced plans to launch a boutique hotel in the Sydney suburb of Pyrmont,

The hotel, named 1888 after the year the building which will house it was erected, is undergoing a $30 million redevelopment and is set to open in March 2013.

It will include 90 hotel rooms, a 60-seat bar-restaurant called 1888 Eatery and conferencing facilities.

8Hotels founder and CEO Paul Fischmann said: "It will be the most unique hotel in our 20-property collection, but we're expecting it to be one of the most unique, contemporary hotels in Australia. Each hotel room will feature desks and shelves made from reclaimed and repurposed Iron Bark and we will also feature this beautiful Australian hard wood in the lobby and the bar-restaurant."
 
"The interior design has been a truly collaborative effort between 8Hotels, our developers, architects and designers. Our focus has been on retaining the original fabric and old-world charm of the building, while incorporating contemporary, luxury features - those things desired by the modern traveller," he added. 

1888 will be the seventh Sydney property in the 8Hotels Collection, and is expected to employ more than 60 people.

www.8hotels.com

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