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The Crest Reopens as the Mercure Sydney Potts Point

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Wednesday, 2 March 2011

The Crest, located in the heart of Kings Cross and considered to have some of Sydneys best views, has reopened as the Mercure Sydney Potts Point adding a much-needed 227 rooms to Sydneys tight room supply.

The owners, Australand, appointed Accor to manage the property after it had been closed for almost two years.

The hotels relaunch comes at a time when Potts Point and the surrounding Kings Cross and Darlinghurst areas are undergoing a real gentrification that has brought a touch of class to their urban edginess. A high level of development in the commercial, retail and residential sectors has seen Potts Point become one of Sydneys most vibrant communities, with more than 250 restaurants, cafes and bars within walking distance of the hotel.

The former Crest was recently upgraded with a $30 million refurbishment, with new furniture and fittings and a funky, modern design by Marques Interiors.

Set high on Victoria Street above Kings Cross Station, the Mercure Sydney Potts Point offers views of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House and boasts an outdoor terrace and four meeting rooms for up to 300 delegates.

Within walking distance of the Mercure are a host of attractions including boutique shopping on Macleay St, several theatres, Tusculum, Elizabeth Bay House and more. Embarkation Park, Fitzroy Gardens and the Royal Botanic Gardens are all easily accessible on foot.

In addition to being at the heart of one of Sydneys premier dining and entertainment districts, the Mercure is also just a short stroll from cosmopolitan Woolloomooloo and just one train stop from Martin Place in the city centre. Bondi Beach is about 10 minutes drive away.

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