Sydney’s first boutique serviced apartments in the CBD, SKYE Suites Sydney will open its doors next month. Located at 300 Kent Street, the highly anticipated opening of the luxury 25 storey multi-residential tower will set new benchmarks for combining architectural excellence, luxurious amenities and will enhance the modern inner-city lifestyle.
SKYE Suites Sydney sits within Arc by Crown Group, offering serviced apartments for short-term and long-term stay guests. The first phase of Arc will provide luxury hotel apartment rooms, comprising of studio suites and two bedrooms suites. In total, it will host 73 serviced apartments; including studio suites one-bedroom suites and two-bedroom suites. The second phase of the project will see the remaining residential suites, rooftop and retail precinct complete in November 2018.
The building is an impressive centrepiece for Sydney’s CBD, achieved by globally renowned architect, Koichi Takada. In collaboration with Crown Group, Koichi’s vision will come to life creating a soaring icon of style with arched metal fins that cantilever and curve over the exclusive Horizon Lounge and rooftop, shaping the skyline with a gentle and organic form. The arches filter throughout the project, from the ice-cave themed lobby through to the arch balconies of the suites. The development also features a masonry façade podium and glazed frontage inspired by the unique character of significant heritage buildings.
Crown Group have worked collaboratively to restore Skittle Lane which will host Reflect, public art created by Ramus Illumination. Reflect will be an illuminated sculpture stretching 12 metres across the atrium, comprised of a steel frame, stainless wires and thousands of LED lights. Reflective of a path of flight through the air itself, the artwork will shift its palette of colour and movement in lights according the sound and movement of people beneath it.
Skittle Lane was originally built in the late 1980s as a laneway to service the surrounding warehouses and was used as a bowling alley for sailors and soldiers. Using trachyte blocks, Skittle Lane has been repurposed to act as a pedestrian and boutique retail thoroughfare comprising an eight-storey atrium, linking King Street with Kent Street and Clarence Street.
An exciting new food hub along Skittle Lane will also open in November 2018.
Crown Group Director of Hotels and Suites, Wayne Taranto said it is an exciting project for Sydney as Arc by Crown Group will be the first collection of serviced apartments to redefine the west corridor of the city – tapping into the business and financial district of the CBD.
“We are thrilled to be offering a luxury boutique and service orientated apartments for guests and Sydneysiders,” concludes Taranto.