Inspired by the fantastic location of Sydney’s Rushcutters Bay, TomMarkHenry’s design for the newly refurbished Vibe Hotel Rushcutters Bay evokes the atmosphere, botanical backdrop and harbour-side hues of the neighbouring park.

TomMarkHenry were engaged to create a hotel where guests and the locals felt welcome to share a meal on the terrace, enjoy a drink at the bar, or pack a Mediterranean-style platter for a picnic in Rushcutters Bay. Seeking to create an environment that makes a positive contribution to its physical location and enlivens the senses of those who experience it, the design team looked to the hotel’s surrounds for inspiration and used botanical elements and Sydney sailing life as the foundation of its design concept and approach throughout the hotel.

All areas of the hotel, including its grand entrance, 258 suites, outdoor terrace, rooftop pool and signature restaurant evoke the textures, colours and foliage of Rushcutters Bay. An earthy and neutral palette of sandstone and timber is complemented with muted greens, deep blues, rich coloured accents and botanical prints. Lush green plants and trailing vines bring the vibrancy of the park indoors.

The custom bar, beyond the reception and lounge-like seating area, is the heart of the ground floor of the hotel. Light timber and glass doors open from the bar to the hotel’s signature restaurant – Storehouse on the Park.

A rooftop terrace with pool overlooks the park, and botanical-print area rugs, fabric and wallpaper enhance the design story throughout the hotel, forging its strong connection to its setting.

 

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[Images courtesy of TomMarkHenry. Photography by Damian Bennett.]

 

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