InterContinental Sydney Double Bay


Mirror Demister Project
Partnered with: Woods Bagot Architects

The covid “pause” has given several Australian top hotels the breathing space to undertake major refurbishments and upgrades ready for the hoped-for onslaught of international travellers once borders re-open.

Luxury hotels in most capital cities have put in place extensive capital works programs, knowing they can minimise the disruption and noise for the few guests they have.

One of the biggest projects, the $100 million revamp of the InterContinental Sydney, took place over 18 months rather than the originally planned two years, and is now likely to finish towards the end of 2021, ready for a grand unveiling in early 2022.

“It’s an iconic hotel with a special place in Sydney, in a dress-circle location on the harbour, and covid has presented us with the perfect opportunity to undertake this work to our flagship property,” Greg Shaw, CEO of owners Mulpha Australia, said.

Architects Woods Bagot were careful to blend the additions and changes with the existing heritage elements in the dramatic renovation of the hotel’s renowned cortile – or indoor central courtyard – with a new bar. In addition, there’ll be a lounge and rooftop bar with stunning views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, a new restaurant and the refurbishment of the 500+ rooms.

Radiant were approached by the Builder Built, to supply each of the 509 bathrooms with a Mirror Demister.  The demister effectively stops the mirror from steaming up by warming the surface just enough, which prevents condensation on the mirror surface. therefore offering their customers the luxury of fog free mirrors.