The Premier of New South Wales, The Honorable Dominic Perrottet, highlighted the importance of infrastructure developments to the vibrancy of Sydney’s CBD during the recent opening of Australia’s first-ever Kimpton, Kimpton Margot Sidney.
Premier Perrottet, Minister Stuart Ayres and Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore joined 170 others to celebrate the opening, where a plaque was unveiled to commemorate the occasion.
The result of a partnership between Pro-invest Group and IHG Hotels and Resorts, the hotel opened its doors for the first time in February.
The Mayor spoke about the role the hotel can play in Sydney’s strong arts and heritage culture. Last week the hotel was announced as the official hotel partner of the Moulin Rouge season in Sydney! Musical comedy.
“This is a special occasion for the Pro-invest Group,” said Pro-invest Group Chairman Ronald Barrott.
“We established this company in 2010 to bring a new operating model to the Australian hotel and hospitality industry – not only to build one of the largest hotel portfolios in the country, but to apply the expertise of skilled hospitality leadership creating unique properties that offer new levels of personalized service, operational efficiency and sustainability.
Built in 1938-39 in an art deco style, Barrott described the hotel as “an exquisite piece of Sydney history”.
“This heritage-listed building now provides sustainable and ethical accommodation for modern travelers around the world,” he said.
“It’s part of a new generation of hotels that are an integral part of the local visitor experience, with Sydney’s architecture, food and views from the moment you walk in.”
Barrott said 2022 will be a very big year for Pro-invest Group with eight hotel openings.
“Challenges remain, but the clear feeling is that Sydneysiders and visitors to Sydney want to enjoy the beauty of what this city has to offer again,” he said.
“Premier Perrottet’s government has played an important role in facilitating the opening of the hospitality industry in a quick and measured way. And visitors and local businesses are supporting each other in a way that will see a quick and successful recovery.