Synonymous with glamour and elegance, InterContinental Sydney Double Bay's iconic address has enjoyed a fascinating past.
The building was originally constructed and opened in 1991 as the renowned Ritz Carlton Double Bay – a popular hotel for local and visiting celebrities, dignitaries and VIPs.
Guests to the address in that time included US President George Bush, his wife Barbara and entourage of 300 (hiring out the entire hotel for his stay in Sydney); former Prime Minister Bob Hawke (1995), where he wed Blanche d'Alpuget at the hotel with 150 guests, and Princess Diana stayed in 1996. In 2001, the hotel became a Stamford Plaza hotel.
In 2013, Royal Hotels Australia bought the property and signed a management agreement with InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) to transform the hotel into a contemporary 5 star bayside retreat.
InterContinental Sydney Double Bay opened as a beautiful new luxury Sydney hotel, celebrating the glamour and legacy of the iconic building by retaining and resorting original features such as the Italian white marble lobby flooring and fireplaces, the Parisian-style balconies, the beautiful polished brass lift doors, and grand staircase with brass bannisters.
The hotel has seen the return of seamless five-star service, luxury experiences and elegance which locals and visitors have come to expect from the exclusive Sydney address.
In 2017, the hotel was bought by Shanghai United Pty Ltd and continues to operate as an InterContinental under IHG Hotels Group.