Canberra based Doma Group has confirmed they will be building their third Little National Hotel above the Clarence Street entry to Wynyard Station at 26-38 Clarence Street in the Sydney CBD.
Sold as a 99-year lease by TfNSW, the developable air space over the existing station improvements provides for direct access to Wynyard Walk enabling hotel guests to walk underground from George Street to Barangaroo. The location provides hotel guests with a direct connection to the airport, while also serving the Barangaroo, George Street, Martin Place and Circular Quay precincts.
Doma Group’s General Manager of Development, Gavin Edgar said “we have been looking for a Little National Hotel site for a number of years in Sydney, but identified this prime location as being perfect to suit the needs of our guests”.
Mr Edgar added, “comprising of 230 rooms, the hotel will offer affordable luxury in a compact room that requires no compromises. The hotel is conceived for the business, conference and leisure guest who demands smart luxury and high amenity in a super-prime location but at a rate that allows for greater enjoyment of the other facilities offered by the thriving heart of the city.”
Colliers Head of Hotels, Gus Moors said “there is an international movement towards this new hotel concept known as affordable luxury. It has been spearheaded in Europe and is extending to North America and now Australia. This innovative approach to hotel design is being watched with intense interest by international hotel operators and owners”.
Managing Director of Doma Group, Jure Domazet added “Doma has recognised there is a community of travellers seeking a highly tailored and beautiful product that provides the essentials of accommodation with no compromises, but at a new price.”
Little National Hotel Sydney will be the third Little National Hotel to be developed by the Doma Group, with Canberra opened in September 2015 and Newcastle to be opened in 2019. The Little National Hotel in Canberra was awarded the Property Council of Australia National Award for Innovation in 2017.
“We have engaged Bates Smart Architects to design both the Sydney and Newcastle hotels and we are exploring some innovative construction techniques to permit us to open for trade as early as possible”. said Mr Domazet.
“We have bold plans to grow the Little National brand into other cities and have been looking for suitable sites in Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth and Hobart” said Mr Domazet.