Mercure Hotel


Winten Property Group


Wolli Creek,
Sydney Airport


Rothwell Design


4 Weeks


July 2015

Hotel Lobby and Bar Refurbishment

Located just 10 minutes from Sydney International Airport, the Mercure hotel at Wolli Creek is a busy establishment for leisure travellers and business people alike. Following prior refurbishment to the bar refresh project, the hoteliers identified an opportunity to provide a new food and beverage service experience.

Working with a concept design by Rothwell Design, Building Guild constructed and implemented value-engineered finishes through an iterative sampling and prototyping process. Our approach allowed the design team to engage with the finishes and details, as well as giving our project team a chance to collaborate.

Featuring a range of custom finishes such as bespoke banquette seating, herringbone flooring and brass and hardwood shelving, every element required meticulous coordination. The works were delivered in an operating hotel environment, which required consideration of the hotel’s operational needs. As such, we scheduled disruptive works to hours which were less busy.

The planning of disruptive works required Building Guild’s team to identify the maximum amount of noisy works possible to be executed within these small windows, in a way that the remaining fit-out could be managed in other hours, whilst on schedule. The final handover saw a high quality lounge and bar space within a traditionally transient area of the hotel. Both Mercure and Building Guild are pleased with this result as we continue to develop our hospitality acumen.