Scott Carver wins design competition for InterContinental Parramatta
International interior design firm Scott Carver won the Design Excellence competition for InterContinental Parramatta, releasing a fresh take on the exterior of the property today before construction begins in the coming months.
The Holdmark real estate group’s 4,300 square meter site, announced earlier this year, will be a mixed-use development that will include offices, ground-floor shops, restaurants and links to the Parramatta light rail in addition of the 200-room InterContinental Parramatta – the brand’s first time in western Sydney. The hotel will occupy 32 floors of the 57 levels approved in the development.
Scott Carver’s design highlights a segmented lobby offering guests a choice of evening entertainment, including the option of going one way to the hotel restaurant and bar or heading instead towards the hall lounge. Additional facilities will include a two-level rooftop bar, fitness center, swimming pool, wellness center and club lounge.
The design incorporates much of Parramatta’s native culture and history, with designs shaped from an in-depth conversation with native design consultant Matthew Fellingham. As a result, the building will feature the Ngara Nura Way artery designed to connect the architecture to the terrain and enhance the customer experience.
“Our key design principles are equally physical and philosophical, guided by geomorphology, contextual history, community and urban setting,” said Scott Carver director Nicholas Bandounas.
“It is important to note that these key tenets are also underpinned by a cultural overlay and connection to the country and form the basis of the hotel and commercial towers as they rise to form a unique imprint on the Parramatta skyline. CBD. “
Jael Fischer, Director of Development for IHG Hotels and Resorts, Australasia and Pacific, congratulated Scott Carver on his success in the design competition.
“We are delighted to see InterContinental Parramatta come to life with this brilliantly cosmopolitan design that draws on the brand’s iconic heritage, with a strong connection to the community,” said Fischer.
“We look forward to welcoming it to the world when it opens in 2025.”