Nestled above Sydney’s humming Wynyard station, overlooking the CBD streets, DOMA Group has enlisted renowned architecture and interior design firm, Bates Smart to create a modern approach to accommodation at Little National Sydney. With domestic business travel on the horizon, EAs should stay on the lookout for new venues for their executives to stay when travelling.
“Little National Sydney’s design focuses on providing everything you need, but nothing that you don’t”, says Guy Lake, Director at Bates Smart and the creative force behind the hotel’s architecture. “We wanted to ensure this hotel felt refined and understated, without compromising on quality and space.”
The hotel’s communal guest areas are the real hero of the property; light-filled and generous in size, the spaces have been designed as an experience in their own right. The spectacular open plan rooftop with double height ceilings features an expansive library work-space, exclusive bar and custom-built fireplace with intimate lounge seating. Filled with greenery, yet set among the city skyline, the indoor-outdoor setting provides guests with a private oasis to work, drink and socialise in the heart of the vibrant Sydney city.
The theme of natural light and efficiency of space is evident in every considered detail of the guest rooms. The floor to ceiling window draws guests toward the bespoke super king-sized bed with charging ports, television and lighting all within arm’s reach. Full use of space continues with the joinery design. To minimise bulkiness, the joinery has been crafted to look at one with the furniture and welcome the natural light through the window.
“We are so pleased to have crafted the Little National Sydney for DOMA,” says designer Hayden Crawford, who led the Bates Smart interior design team. “It’s a fresh and exciting offer for Sydney – especially the rooftop, which will be a destination like no other in the city. It still feels like a Little National hotel, but it creates an oasis in Sydney’s dense urban landscape.”