From convict hut to skyscraper – the accommodation changing Parramatta

The rapidly-growing capital of Western Sydney is to be serviced by hundreds of new accommodation rooms from 2020 – and two Rockpools.

Major hotel developments for Parramatta given the green light by the city council this winter include a 300-room Four Points by Sheraton and a 250-room QT Hotel and Resorts development.

Marriott International’s Four Point by Sheraton will comprise a 27-storey tower at 89 George Street neighbouring Perth House, an historic Colonial Victorian Georgian property dating back to 1841.

Originally the site of a 1790s convict hut, Perth House was built for pastoralist George Oakes, son of a former missionary, who became the first member of the Legislative Assembly for Parramatta.

“The architecture of the podium is a clear and sensitive response to the heritage item, Perth House,” architecture firm Group GSA said in its submission.

Half a kilometre across town, the five-star QT accommodation will take up 17-storeys of a 55-storey skyscraper at 8 Phillip Street developed by Coronation Property.

The Woods Bagot-designed $239 million tower includes the tasty prospect of two premium restaurants by the Neil Perry inspired Rockpool dining group.

The two new developments join several more slated for Parramatta.

Meriton Suites serviced apartments is expanding its Parramatta offering to include 180 George Street alongside the existing 254 hotel suites on Church Street.

And Quest Hotels lodged an application earlier this year for an eight-storey hotel in the Western Sydney capital.


Kate Jackson

Kate Jackson is the editor of Accomnews. You can reach her at any time with questions or submissions: [email protected]

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