Shangri-La Sydney, Horizon Lounge
LUXURY HOTEL LOUNGE
The luxurious Horizon Club lounge is one of Sydney’s most spacious at 335sqm, situated on the 30th floor of the Shangri-La and boasting soaring 13m high ceilings. Inspired by a lighthouse sitting at the foreshore, the space takes full advantage of the space as an icon in the Sydney skyline.
The ‘Courtyard in the Sky’ is the concept for this project, focusing not only on providing luxury and comfort for the hotel guests but also on the contemporary local Australian and Sydney style. Combined with its prime position and unbeatable views - the design elevates the Horizon Club Lounge as the place to be for guests in Sydney.
The planning and spatial design of the lounge maximises the space for optimum functional efficiency for both the operational staff and the guests. With optimum spatial design, the lounge offers one of Sydney’s only communal tables sitting at 4 metres long and complemented by drinks and a self-service station, allowing guests to enjoy evening drinks and canapés as the sun sets over the spectacular harbour, catering to the guest’s every need. This leads seamlessly into the dining area with a fully equipped buffet providing first-class food and refreshments for guests.
This concept perfectly conveys the refreshing introduction of natural materials such as timber and stone to create the courtyard-like ambience where you least expect it – the perfect way to surprise and delight the guests.
Shangri-La Hotel Sydney Horizon Lounge refurbishment project kicked off in early 2014 and opened to the public in December of the same year. The total area of the lounge is 335 square metres, including a new extension from a converted suite room.
Website: Shangri-La Sydney
Photographers: Mauro Rish, Nikki To & Dave Kategue
2015 Asia Pacific awards
Best Commercial Renovation/
Redevelopment Australia - 5-Star Award
2015 Sydney Design awards
Interior Design: Hospitality - Gold Award
2015 HM awards
Business Hotel of the Year - Winner
2015 Tourism Accommodation Australia (NSW) awards
Redeveloped Hotel of the Year - Winner