The Sebel Sydney Manly Beach receives ‘contemporary coastal’ make-over

January 24, 2020 3:33 pm

The Sebel Sydney Manly Beach in Sydney’s prestigious Northern Beaches has completed a full upgrade incorporating a new “Coastal Series” design theme. The stunning new design reflects the hotel’s enviable location on the southern end of popular Manly Beach – named Australia’s best beach in TripAdvisor 2019 Travellers’ Choice Awards.

“Our continued hotel upgrading programme recognises our commitment to maintaining the high level of quality and finish that our Members expect of Accor Vacation Club properties,” says Accor Vacation Club CEO, Craig Wood.

“In this instance, we have drawn inspiration from The Sebel’s immediate environment, using design elements, colours and textures that reflect Manly’s urban beach appeal. The result is a highly sophisticated, yet welcoming coastal finish that we trust will exceed members and guests expectations. Of course, the stunning view across Manly Beach and the ocean from many of our guest rooms remains the same!”

The Sebel Sydney Manly Beach’s extensive fit-out incorporates new-look accommodation plus completely updated public spaces – including the hotel’s pool area – taking into careful consideration the specific needs of longer-stay leisure travellers.

A fresh kitchenette design in apartments allows for copious amounts of storage, while pristine new Ceasarstone Blanco Drift bench tops enhance the experience for self-catering guests. Modified bathrooms now provide ultra-modern fittings and accessories – such as new vanities – delivering a more luxurious feel for holidaymakers.

In addition to new paint, improved modern lighting, carpet and tile floor coverings, the refurbishment included new Samsung 55” televisions, as well as new bedding, furniture and soft furnishings, in guest rooms and apartments. The hotel has also introduced USB incorporated wall plugs and wireless Qi chargers for added convenience.

“One of the major changes visitors will notice on arrival is the spectacular new lobby and reception area,” said Mr Wood.  “We believe this significantly enhances the overall ambience and sense of arrival for guests checking into the hotel. We really are offering a new look, but the same sunset for those that are fans of our enviable beachfront location.”

The Sebel’s new design draws from the vibrancy of the local area in the texture and colour scheme of the apartments, and specially designed and custom made carpet. In support of the hotel’s Planet 21 environmental charter, 100% recyclable and low environmental impact Biowood panelling features on selected walls throughout the apartments, while Mod Wood decking has been used in places underfoot. Both are textural and warm additions that add further depth to The Sebel’s finished walls and floors, adding to the overall aesthetics of the room with a relaxed sense of breezy beach living.

The mix of light wall colours and natural timber-look tiles adds to the light and spacious feel of the rooms. This is further complemented by modern furniture choices and neutral fabrics and materials (think woven basket storage, plus stylish bench seats and ottomans) which all add to the hotel’s fresh on trend appeal.

The Sebel Sydney Manly Beach is highly popular with Accor Vacation Club Members and other travellers alike due to its well-appointed rooms, balconies and prime location within easy walking distance of Manly’s bustling bar and restaurant scene, picturesque coastal walks plus key attractions such as North Head Sanctuary and Manly Surf School.

What Kyong Ho Pang the Hotel Manager of The Sebel Sydney Manly Beach, would like you to know about Manly, the property and the fabulous refurbishment.

The Sebel Sydney Manly Beach, where you live and holiday like a local. While the Hotel has undergone a major transformation, the location retains its many attractions. Take in the sunrise while enjoying a morning coffee at Manly Wine Restaurant. Stroll along beautiful Manly Beach and enjoy the sea breeze. Explore the Corso Mall, catch the ferry to Circular Quay…or take a bus to North Head and watch the sunset over the breathtaking Sydney harbour view; it’s just priceless.

The planning and effort that went into The Sebel refurbishment was extensive and involved a whole team of dedicated professionals’, says Darren Diffey, Technical Services & Refurbishment Manager.

At the planning stage, I thought this one would be the jewel in the Accor Vacation Club crown. Well, we did not disappoint. The finished product is truly spectacular and in my opinion exceeds the look and feel that we planned to produce. Kyong and The Sebel Sydney Manly Beach team, now dressed in complementing new uniforms, are taking this property to the next level of service and hospitality. Time will tell where this property will rate but the target can be nothing short of No1! I highly recommend you go and check out this fabulous property.

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