Innovative new entretainment spaces have been launched by two of Australia’s hospitality leaders.
Accor has announced the Australian debut of its US luxury lifestyle brand, Hyde, on the Gold Coast.
Hyde Paradiso, billed as “a fashionable playground for an endless summer”, is inspired by LA’s famous Sunset Strip and its launch follows Accor’s acquisition of a 50 percent stake in lifestyle hospitality company sbe last October.
The venue will be open throughout the day and evolve into an evening lounge and dining experience.Simon McGrath, Chief Operating Officer of Accor Pacific said: “Hyde Paradiso will be a game changer for the Gold Coast, which is befitting of a sophisticated and energetic venue which will become the place to see and be seen by the sea.”
Sam Nazarian, Founder and CEO of sbe added: “Australia is such a welcoming, youthful, and dynamic market full of growth opportunities for our brands, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to launch Hyde on the Gold Coast.”
Other properties in the sbe portfolio include Delano South Beach in Miami, SLS Baha Mar in the Bahamas, Mondrian Doha in Qatar, Hyde Bellagio in Las Vegas, Mondrian Park Avenue in New York City and SLS LUX Brickell and Hyde Midtown both in Miami.
The Star Sydney has meanwhile launched a new signature restaurant, Chuuka, with two rising culinary talents teaming up to take over location of the iconic Flying Fish in Jones Bay Wharf, Pyrmont.
Chefs Chase Kojima (The Star’s Sokyo and Kiyomi) and Victor Liong (Melbourne’s Lee Ho Fook) will look to converge the distinct flavours and techniques of Japan and China into “one visionary dining experience” featuring fresh local produce.
Chuuka represent the first off-property restaurant venture for The Star.
Dino Mezzatesta, CEO of The Star Sydney, says The Star’s first off-property venue is part of the entertainment group’s ongoing transformation.
“We couldn’t pass up the opportunity to open our first standalone dining venue on the iconic Jones Bay Wharf,” said Mr Mezzatesta.
“As a beloved harbourside venue with unrivalled views, we knew that we could bring an exciting second life to the city’s favourite venue.
“We brought Chase and Victor on board as we believed in their vision and they have blown us away with what they’ve delivered.
“We are committed to delivering first-class experiences for our guests and I am excited to see the impact Chuuka will have on the vibrant and diverse Sydney food scene.”