InterContinental Sydney Double Bay
Start your day with a walk to Steyne Park on the corner of Ocean Avenue and William Street and enjoy the breathtaking scenery that is Double Bay Harbour. Enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast at the hotel followed by a stroll through Double Bay Village where you’ll discover a variety of specialty shops including fashion boutiques, featuring Australian and international designers, art galleries, restaurants and cafes. Take a ferry from Double Bay Wharf to Circular Quay and enjoy the day in Sydney central business district (CBD) where there are plenty of activities including the Powerhouse Museum, Taronga Zoo, Royal Botanical gardens, and The Sydney Opera House. For the adventurous climb the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge or take a thrilling ride at over 800km/h in the popular L-39 Albatros Jet, seen in various James Bond ‘007’ and other air action movies.
Spend the afternoon meandering through some of the worlds finest art galleries including Frances Keevil, New South Wales Art Gallery and White Rabbit at Chippendale. To get the most out of your stay, Concierge is on hand to help plan the perfect afternoon. Enjoy the spectacular sunset overlooking the serene waters of Double Bay harbour at the rooftop pool and lounge with a glass of champagne.
Start your evening at Stillery on level one where our bartender will create a bespoke cocktail. Enjoy dinner at Stockroom, our destination restaurant, featuring a seasonally led menu showcasing the best of local and international produce prepared featuring a Robata grill.
Double Bay is named for the sandy shoreline interrupted by a miniature point. It refers to the two geographical formations between Point Piper and Darling Point, which are interrupted by a miniature point in between. The eastern part is also known as Blackburn Cove. The locality was originally called Keltie Cove after the master of HMS Sirius. The present name came into use around 1821 when Governor. Lachlan Macquarie earmarked the bay as a site for a future Botanical Gardens. The gardens were planned and marked out before Macquarie left Sydney, but his successor, Major-General Sir Thomas Makdougall Brisbane, never finished the project. In the early years of the colony, Double Bay was used as shelter for fishermen who would regularly fish around the harbour.
Executive Chef – Julien Pouteau
Julien Pouteau embarked on his culinary career back home in France where he worked for a number of hotels and Michelin star restaurants. Julien then decided to continue his career overseas where he had the opportunity to work for many prestigious hotels and establishments including Leading Hotels of the World and Relaiset Chateaux. During his travels overseas Julien found his way to Australia where he joined IHG and InterContinental Sydney in the position of Executive Sous Chef in August 2010. During his time at InterContinental Sydney, Julien has been a key driver for innovation of food production and presentation to achieve better market recognition for the hotel and particularly Cafe Opera. In the role of Executive Sous Chef, Julien has also played an integral part in building an energetic culinary team representing a high performance culture in an ever changing environment. Julien recently featured on SBS Food Safari with Luke Nguyen. You can watch the clip here: http://www.sbs.com.au/food/luke-nguyens-france/recipes/hervey-bay-scallops-artichoke-chips-perigord-truffle-and-chicken-jus
Rooftop Bar & Lounge The Rooftop Bar & Lounge provides an outdoor setting and is available as an event space within the hotel. Hotel guests and local patrons arrive on level six and follow a leafy lined walk way to sculptural rock face walls before arriving at the pool overlooking Double Bay and beyond. The sun rises over the cabanas on the east side and sets over the bar in the west. The private cabanas, outdoor seating and pool side lounges enable the space to operate with different types of service. Guest Rooms The interior design for the classicl rooms references the design of the public areas to ensure continuity of design and detail. Lighter more contemporary furniture is set against framed elements making reference to the symmetry of the architecture. The design evokes a casual elegance and sophistication that is reflected across all interior spaces within the hotel. Architects: Bates Smart, Surry Hills.
Home to Double Bay Street Festival
Sunday, 1 November 2015 will be the biggest Double Bay festival yet. A huge celebration of the fabulously cosmopolitan community of Double Bay, combining every culture that makes up this great Aussie land we all call home. Sample the very best in gourmet cuisine including coffee, wine, organic produce and boutique gelato all while soaking up the village ambience.