The Sebel Sydney Manly Beach, managed by Accor Vacation Club has completed a full upgrade incorporating a new “Coastal Series” design theme.

Project Name: The Sebel Sydney Manly Beach Hotel
Studio Name: In Design International
Project Budget: $2600000
Completion Date: 2019
Building Levels: 6
Location: Sydney, Australia
Photography: Damien Kook

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The stunning new design reflects the hotel’s enviable location on the southern end of popular Manly Beach – named Australia’s best beach in TripAdvisor 2019 Travellers’ Choice Awards.

Subtly infused textures, patterns and materials identify the essence of coastal chic and the relaxed quiet luxury synonymous with Penny del Castillo’s award-winning IDI style. The final result is a timeless, highly sophisticated, yet welcoming coastal ambience that has exceeded expectations.

In Design International and Cretive Director Penny del Castillo were engaged to transform the hotel. Having worked with the hotel owners Accor Vacation Club (AVC) on numerous occasions there is clarity and understanding on what is required.

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“In this instance, we have drawn inspiration from The Sebel’s immediate environment, using design elements, colours and textures that reflect Manly’s urban beach appeal. The result is a highly sophisticated, yet welcoming coastal finish that we trust will exceeds members and guests expectations. Of course, the stunning view across Manly Beach and the ocean from many of our guest room remains the same!”

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The Sebel Sydney Manly Beach’s extensive fit-out incorporates new-look accommodation plus completely updated public spaces – including the hotel’s pool area – taking into careful consideration the specific needs of longer-stay leisure travellers.

A fresh kitchenette design in apartments allows for copious amounts of storage, while pristine new Ceasarstone Blanco Drift bench tops enhance the experience for self-catering guests. Modified bathrooms now provide ultra-modern fittings and accessories – such as new vanities – delivering a more luxurious feel for holidaymakers.

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In addition to new paint, improved modern lighting, carpet and tile floor coverings, the refurbishment included new Samsung 55” televisions, as well as new bedding, furniture and soft furnishings, in guest rooms and apartments. The hotel has also introduced USB incorporated wall plugs and wireless Qi chargers for added convenience.

One of the major changes visitors will notice on arrival is the spectacular new lobby and reception area. We believe this significantly enhances the overall ambience and sense of arrival for guests checking into the hotel. We really are offering a new look, but the same sunset for those that are fans of our enviable beachfront location.”

The Sebel’s new design draws from the vibrancy of the local area in the texture and colour scheme of the apartments, and specially designed and custom made carpet.
The mix of light wall colours and natural timber-look tiles adds to the light and spacious feel of the rooms. This is further complemented by modern furniture choices and neutral fabrics and materials (think woven basket storage, plus stylish bench seats and ottomans) which all add to the hotel’s fresh on trend appeal.

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The Sebel Sydney Manly Beach is highly popular with Accor Vacation Club Members and other travellers alike due to its well-appointed rooms, balconies and prime location within easy walking distance of Manly’s bustling bar and restaurant scene, picturesque coastal walks plus key attractions such as North Head Sanctuary and Manly Surf School.


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