The first Asia-Pacific hotel in the Radisson Collection is set to open in a restored historical building in Australia’s Blue Mountains come 2023.
Imperial Hotel, A Radisson Collection Hotel will mark the rebirth of one of Australia’s first major “tourist hotels”, which opened in 1878. In its history, it has hosted prime ministers and royalty, including King George V and George VI. It remains an iconic building today and the symbol of a prosperous era in Mount Victoria.
The original Imperial Hotel building will be restored and a collection of chalets will be built in the property’s 7,500m2 grounds.
Upon reopening, the hotel will feature 60 keys, an all-day dining restaurant, a lobby lounge, bar, gastro-pub and a fitness centre. The hotel will welcome visiting celebrity chefs, while a ballroom, outdoor terrace and marquee will serve as venues for events and weddings.
The hotel is located within a one hour and forty-five minutes’ drive from downtown Sydney via the Great Western Highway that connects the city with the Central West Region of New South Wales.
Imperial Hotel, A Radisson Collection Hotel will complement Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney and offer opportunities for two-centre holidays in New South Wales.
“The regional launch of the Radisson Collection, our newest brand, represents an important milestone in our Asia-Pacific expansion strategy… We look forward to creating a vibrant epicenter for visitors and the local community in the Blue Mountains. This will write a new chapter in the tale of this Australian icon,” said Katerina Giannouka, president, Asia Pacific, Radisson Hotel Group.
Radisson Collection is a soft brand bringing together one-of-a-kind properties that typically boasting uncommon locations, distinctive design, and a selection of local insider activities.