It might look the same from the outside, but Rydges Sydney Central has just completed major renovations which take the hotel to the next level.

When Rydges took over the hotel at the bottom of Albion Street in Surry Hills four years ago, it was always the plan to refurbish the property. Now, after more then two years of progressive work the renovations are finished and Rydges Sydney Central has been expanded and upgraded, and the spa, sauna and gym have also been refurbed. 

Originally at 271 rooms, the inner city hotel now comprises 309 brand new rooms all redecorated with a contemporary urban feel reflective of its Surry Hills location. The new rooms feature exposed brick walls, vibrant pops of colour and textured wallpaper in a definite nod to the Surry Hills past. 

Two brand new floors have been added to the commanding corner position of the hotel with the opportunity to create a variety of executive rooms and corner suites. Smart energy efficient room controls have been installed in ever room, allowing sensors to track when guests enter and depart their rooms, with electricity powered to time on and off accordingly. 

Each room now offers USB points installed throughout key locations in the accommodation, and all guests can enjoy new 49 inch LED/LCD TV’s in their rooms and an upgraded movie streaming service. 

The upgrade enhances Rydges Sydney Central’s competitive positioning as a high quality accommodation offering for travellers, families and business people wanting to base themselves in Surry Hills during a Sydney sojourn. 

With its superb location and access to Surry Hills and nearby centres of animation at Chippendale, China Town and the CBD in addition to Central Station, the hotel presents as a compelling option. 

Rydges Sydney Central is also the new home of Sydney Brewery Surry Hills, the latest micro brewery to hit the inner city craft brewery trail which poured its first beers in August.