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Adina Chippendale Brings a Breath of Fresh Air To Sydney

NSW: The interior design team for Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Chippendale’s multi-million refurbishment has described the inner-city hotel’s dramatic transformation as a breath of fresh air in a gritty, urban context.

Sydney-based BKH who spearheaded the design, in this their first hotel project in more than a decade, say that the hotel’s distinctive architecture and cute centralised courtyard and pool provided the inspiration for the retro-feel interior design.

Think calming sage greens, musky pinks, dove greys and an abundance of white paint which, when combined with the bold curtains, terrazzo in the bathrooms and kitchens, and retro-inspired furniture and fixtures, gives the hotel a bold, fresh feel.

“There were a lot of things that resonated about the freshness of space,” says BKH’s Director Iain Halliday.  “The building was light and fresh in the urban context of Chippendale and, with its secluded courtyard and pool, had the potential to provide guests with something that felt more relaxed, with lots of natural materials and lots of white and bleached out colours, than an inner-city hotel.”

“I had the style direction in mind the minute I saw the building.  It was built in the late 80s but reminded me of 70s architecture and communal courtyard, that became my point of reference.”

The 42-key apartment style hotel, operated by TFE Hotels, is located on Ivy Street on the southern edge of Sydney’s CBD, amongst converted warehouses, cool cafes, hawker-style eateries, and galleries clustered between terraced houses and retail outlets.

According to TFE Hotels Senior Director of Sales, Shahnaz Bakhshay, the new and improved Adina is a hotel that corporate travellers have already embraced and that leisure travellers are going to have on their radar very soon.

“This urban lifestyle hotel has all the things you know and love about an Adina property including a kitchen and laundry that allow you stay your way and feel genuinely comfy in the space,” she said. “Plus, it is superbly located near the Seymour Centre, Carriageworks, the Australian Technology Park, and close to the RPA and Redfern’s nightlife and we can’t wait to take it to market.”

The hotel welcomed its first guests back in mid January. 


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Jodi Clark
TFE Hotels (Director of Communications)

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The Adina brand comprises 40 Adina Apartment Hotels and Adina Serviced Apartments in Australia, New Zealand, and Europe. The former offers stylish apartment living with the services and amenities you’d expect from a hotel property including 24-hour reception, pools, free WiFi, intimate meeting spaces or gym facilities. By contrast, Adina Serviced Apartments offer fully equipped serviced apartments and offer on-call service, homely comforts, and comfortable living. Serviced Apartments are the ideal choice for those wanting a home away from home that’s a perfect fit for one or more.

TFE Hotels (Toga Far East Hotels) is an international hotel group headquartered in Sydney and operating in Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Denmark, Hungary and into Switzerland in 2023. It has a portfolio of five established hotel brands - Adina Hotels, Vibe Hotels, Travelodge Hotels, Rendezvous Hotels and TFE Hotels Collection and introduced A by Adina and introduce Quincy Hotels to Australia in 2021.

Burley Katon Halliday has offices in Sydney and New York, with a professional team comprising Director Iain Halliday, and sixteen Architects / Interior Designers. Iain is directly involved in all projects undertaken.