The iconic Park Hyatt Sydney is set to undertake its largest renovation in the hotel’s 20-year history. The extensive transformation is set to commence in April 2011 with the hotel closing its doors for seven months over the hotel’s winter period to allow for the work to be completed. Park Hyatt Sydney’s general manager, Andrew Mensforth, stated the primary aim of the renovation is to “provide an enhanced guest experience,” with the multi-million dollar project involving the addition of three luxury rooftop suites as well as a complete redesign of the hotel’s guest rooms. The renovated rooms will feature architectural fixtures and finishes, new furniture, unique artwork by Australian artists and harbour-front private balconies to create an indoor-outdoor experience. In addition, the hotel’s restaurants, bars, private dining rooms, day spa, and recreational facilities will be improved to both reflect and reinforce the hotel’s premier position. The refurbishment plans have been spearheaded by leading interior designers BARstudio and is expected to set a new benchmark in contemporary luxury. The renewed Park Hyatt is expected to reopen in October 2011 however the renovation plan remains subject to government approval.