A new 71-room serviced apartments hotel in the Woolooware Bay Town Centre development, is expected to have particular appeal for visiting sporting teams and fans.
Hotel operator Quest has signed on to manage the new facility, which will include conference facilities, a gymnasium and an external garden terrace with views overlooking PointsBet Stadium.
"Just footsteps from Shark Park, we're envisaging a large number of guests from the sporting industry, as well as fans," said James Shields, Quest's general manager of growth and capital strategy.
"With such significant surrounding infrastructure and community, not to mention the amenity within the town centre itself, the requirement for high quality accommodation is clear, and this is what Quest Apartment Hotels does best."
Designed by architects, Turner, the building will "feature a subtly curved contemporary facade.
"Its interiors will be offset by textures, tones and materials all selected to enhance the archetypal 'home away from home' Quest experience," Mr Shields said.
"Large floor plans, spacious separate living and efficient modular design allows us to deliver in-room cooking, dining, laundry and entertainment for guests and create a true sense of home, whether it's for a short or long stay."
It is expected the Sharks will host about 12 games per year at PointsBet Stadium, with club CEO Dino Mezzatesta confident the town centre and now Quest Hotel will become an attraction for travelling NRL fans.
"Having Quest Hotels and Apartments, an extremely reputable brand in the accommodation industry, as a part of the Woolooware Bay Town Centre will be a tremendous asset for not only the Sutherland Shire in general, but also for the Sharks," he said.
Sutherland Shire mayor Carmelo Pesce said the inclusion of an apartment hotel as part of the development would provide a major boost to the accommodation options available locally.
"Council has long been keen to support high quality development that delivers a boost to the accommodation options available for visitors to the shire," he said.
The proposed opening date for the hotel was not included in the announcement.
As previously reported, due to the coronavirus pandemic, work on the the final stage of the town centre development, has been delayed, with new shopping centre and revitalised leagues club not expected to be completed until early 2023.
NRL games are expected to return to PointsBet Stadium in 2022 despite the development timeline being put back.
"We will be working with the developer towards making the ground compliant and accessible to our members and fans for 2022 despite the fact construction will be on going," Mr Mezzatesta said.
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