Exclusive: Adina Chippendale reveals retro design after major makeover


SM can exclusively reveal that the Adina Apartment Hotel in Sydney’s Chippendale has welcomed its first guests after a multi-million dollar refurbishment.

The downtown hotel has undergone a dramatic makeover with retro interior design and a layout that incorporates soothing sage greens, musky pinks and dove grays, while white walls contrast with bold curtains and terrazzo in the bathrooms and kitchens.

TFE Hotels senior sales manager Shahnaz Bakhshay said business travelers have already embraced the Ivy Street hotel and leisure travelers should also take advantage of the space.

“This urban lifestyle hotel has everything you know and love about an Adina property, including a kitchen and laundry room that keeps you on your way and really feel at home in the space” , she said.

“Plus it’s superbly located near the Seymour Centre, Carriageworks, Australian Tech Park and close to RPA and Redfern nightlife and we can’t wait to market it.”

The design team describes the makeover of the Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Chippendale as “a breath of fresh air against a gritty urban backdrop”.

Sydney-based architectural firm BKH led the design of what has been their hotel project for more than a decade.

BKH director Iain Halliday said the building, which was built in the late 1980s, reminded him of 1970s architecture and immediately inspired the direction of the retro style.

“There were a lot of things that resonated about the coolness of space,” he said.

“The building felt light and fresh in the urban context of Chippendale and, with its secluded courtyard and swimming pool, had the potential to offer guests something more relaxed, with lots of natural materials and lots of white and faded colours, than a downtown hotel.

The 42-key apartment-style hotel, operated by TFE Hotels, is set among Chippendale’s trendy cafes and restaurants, converted warehouses and galleries, and close to local outlets.


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