By Annette Shailer
Part one of the redevelopment of the City Hotel (as it will be known) on the corner of Sydney’s King and Kent Streets is now complete, with the launch of Kent Street Living Room.
The first floor room is an inspired nod towards The Duke of Kent and his long-reigning and highly-commemorated daughter Queen Victoria.
Previously a Mexican-themed restaurant, the room now boats ‘royal’ fixtures, including three crystal chandeliers hanging from Victorian ceiling roses, and a bar lit by four Tom Dixon pendant lamps.
Deconstructed MD, Clive Morley, who took took care of the renovations said that the aim was to create an individual and distinctive space for Sydney's competative hospitality industry.
"We really wanted to get away from that stereotypical hotel look and create a room which was unique, functional and (if you'll excuse the phrase) had a certain sexiness about it," he said.
Kent Street Living Room features a combination of old versus new throughout, with new chesterfield leather couches surrounding genuine antique coffee tables and lamps.
The room is complete with a DJ booth, a six-foot projector screen and three 50-inch plasma TVs.
The bar and the cocktail list has been written by Bacardi brand ambassador, Jeremy Shipley.
For more information, contact Deconstructed.