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Adina Town Hall donates everything but the kitchen sink!

Sustainable practices: Apartment hotel undergoes a major refurbishment & its preloved furniture is helping Sydney families in need this winter

As construction begins on the multi-million-dollar transformation of Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Town Hall, preloved furniture and fixtures from the hotel’s apartments have been donated to Sydney furniture rescue charity, ReLove, to help Aussies in need this winter.

Furniture, artwork mirrors, kitchen appliances, and even dustpans and brooms have been saved from potential landfill and, with the help of ReLove, will find a new lease of life in the homes of Sydneysiders who need them most.

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According to TFE Hotels’ Group Chief Operating Officer, Chris Sedgwick, the decision to work with owners across the network – from Darwin to Hobart to Sydney and Wellington – and donate preloved furniture to charities was simply the right thing to do from a corporate social responsibility perspective.

Adina Town Hall Apartment: Reloved appliances put to good use

“With the introduction of TFE Hotels’ Global People, Social Conscience ESG charter last year, we encourage our owners and our hotel teams to make a difference in the lives of the communities in which we operate,” he said.

“And, as a group, we are making a commitment to sustainable practices, so we’re thrilled to see these items go to good homes and not into landfill.”

ReLove Co-founder, Ren Fernando, said the ReLove free store primarily supported women and children impacted by domestic violence and people experiencing homelessness, asylum seekers or people coming out of incarceration.

“Donations like these directly contribute to supporting individuals in crisis by furnishing them with safe and welcoming homes,” she said. “It has been a great process working with the TOGA and hotel teams to investigate the scope of what can be rescued from the Adina.

“This initiative by TOGA, on behalf of TFE Hotels, not only embodies sustainability but also underscores our shared dedication to making a positive impact in the community. We thank them for sharing our vision.”

TOGA Group, joint venture partner in TFE Hotels and owner of Adina Town Hall, was recently announced as the winner in the AFR Boss Best Places to Work awards (Property, Construction & Transport category) for their ongoing commitment to ESG in their development and refurbishment projects.

Adina Town Hall Apartment Living

According to Director of TOGA Procure and CSR, Michelle Fischl, the company’s many and varied CSR initiatives not only make a meaningful impact in society, but also serve to foster a strong sense of unity with the team.

“Our dedication to ESG – whether it is maximising under-utilised properties for use as temporary housing solutions or donating furniture to save it from landfill – demonstrate how innovation and collaboration can help with pressing social challenges.”

“ReLove were down to their last glasses and ironing boards, so we are thrilled so many goods – big and small – can be reused to brighten the homes of Sydneysiders in need this winter.”

Town Hall closed its doors for major refurbishment works last month, with designers Bates Smart, tasked to leave no area untouched during the works. Bates Smart’s overall design concept is to create a “home away from home” experience for Adina guests, underpinned by a new level of casual elegance to reinvigorate the hotel.

Adina Town Hall Bathroom Refurbishment

The hotel has a target completion date of December 2024 ahead of Christmas and New Year.

Adina Town Hall refurbishment Studio

About Adina Apartment Hotels

The Adina brand comprises 40 Adina Apartment Hotels and Adina Serviced Apartments in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and in 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.

What’s new? The 148-room, new-build Adina Apartment Hotel Chermside Brisbane is slated to open in the Sunshine State capital in 2025.

About ReLove
ReLove is a registered charity supporting women and children impacted by domestic violence, people experiencing homelessness, those coming out of incarceration, and people seeking asylum. ReLove provide good quality rescued furniture and household items at no-cost, direct to families in crisis. On average, they support 15 families per week and aim to furnish 1000 homes this year.

Who are TFE Hotels?

TFE Hotels (TOGA Far East Hotels) is Australia’s International Hotel Group – headquartered in Sydney and operating in Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Denmark, Hungary, Austria, Singapore, and Switzerland. TFE has a portfolio of seven hotel brands – A by Adina, Adina Hotels, Vibe Hotels, Quincy Hotels, Travelodge Hotels, Rendezvous Hotels and Collection by TFE Hotels, with more in the development pipeline.

TFE Hotels acknowledges the traditional owners of the lands we conduct business upon and pays our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We respect the Country itself, including its trees, animals, spirits, waters, skies, stars, and special sites.

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