117 Macquarie St., Sydney, NW 2000 Australia (AUS)
5.0 Star Downtown Hotel
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  • Has an indoor pool!
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
  • Hotel has 509 rooms
  • 32 floors in hotel
  • 28 suites in hotel
  • Check out time: 11:00 AM
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy
  • Group booking rating of 6.0/10

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Local Attractions

Royal Botanic Gardens Located in Sydney's dress-circle, InterContinental Sydney is just footsteps from Sydney's iconic harbour and Royal Botanic Gardens. With spectacular stretches of breathtaking horticulture and glimpses of the iconic Sydney skyline, the stunning nearby gardens are a tranquil location for a picnic with a view. Circular Quay A short stroll from both Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, the hotel is conveniently close to Circular Quay and The Rocks precinct for high-end luxury shopping trips, sightseeing and ferry trips to nearby islands, bays and beaches. Jump on a ferry across to world-renowned beaches in Manly and Bondi, visit native wildlife at Taronga Zoo or nip across to Watson's Bay becoming part of a local Sydney tradition whilst indulging in Doyle's' infamous fish and chips.

Customer Reviews of Intercontinental Sydney

4.5 out of 5. Based on 4281 guest reviews, Very Good

Property Description

For three decades, InterContinental Sydney has been the luxury hotel of choice to meet, do business and unlock authentic local experiences that make Australia's harbour city one of the best places in the world to live, work, visit and play. From intimate meetings to grand receptions, InterContinental Sydney's mission is to motivate delegates and maximise meeting outcomes, all whilst feeling connected to Sydney. Exclusive to the InterContinental Meetings programme is the Insider Collection; a portfolio of inspiring venues and authentic experiences to make any event truly memorable. Within the beautifully restored heritage Treasury Building of 1851, 15 meeting rooms offer an enriching environment with uninterrupted natural daylight, a dedicated audio visual team on-site and two video conference and broadcast studios. The 509 guestrooms and suites blend luxury with comfort with spectacular views. Few can offer InterContinental Sydney's proximity to the city's world-class harbour or sweeping views from the Sydney Harbour Bridge to the coast. Positioned on the edge of Sydney Harbour, the hotel is framed by the famous Opera House, vibrant Circular Quay and Royal Botanic Gardens, while only 20 minutes from Sydney's domestic and international airports. InterContinental Sydney is close to everything you will need to ensure your delegates can make the most of their time in Sydney. The hotel's 509 contemporary guest rooms and suites blend luxury with comfort. Specifically designed for the needs of the global traveler, each room enjoys a picture frame view with a luxury window seat, high speed internet access and spacious work zone. For the ultimate Sydney experience, stay in a Club InterContinental room.

Green Sustainability

Green Hotelier Awards, Green Hotelier Asia Pacific 2016 The implementation of our programme in Sydney was primarily steered towards energy, water and waste. To implement benchmarks, it is important to be able to measure your usage. The installation of 65 sub-meters for energy and water was one of the best investments made for this process. Similarly, waste audits have also helped. The support from our General Manager, Joerg Bocekeler, and our Owning Company, Mulpha, has also had a tremendous assistance to the shared goal. It is very important that you work as a partnership with your owners, to build up a relationship by supplying them with any success and not being shy of reporting any results that did not meet target. The hotel has achieved nearly 50% savings on electricity, approximately 30% on gas and 30% on water. This has been achieved by implementing various projects, consisting of a Building Management System incorporating good operational strategies, upgrading two high efficiency chillers installation of variable speed drives, power factor correction, voltage stabilisation, total LED retrofits, fluorescent conversions, preventive maintenance programmes, boiler fuel optimisation, high efficiency shower heads and regulators to water faucets, improvement in flushing and most importantly staff engagement to control the human element. Other projects include waste management, processing of food waste, chemicals used and air emissions. One of the other highlights of our programme was initiating “Trees on the Roof” programme, while this was very successful, due to other business pressures and losing the roof space, it had to be terminated. The programme included growing seedlings on our roof space and then taking voluntary staff to a reserve that was allocated to the hotel, to plant these seedlings. We started off with 5,000 seedlings, although only about 750 survived and this programme lasted about five years with various plantings.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 03:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Year of Last Renovation: 2004
Floors: 32
Rooms: 509
Corridors: All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 509
Handicap Rooms: 3
Rooms with 1 Bed: 403
Rooms with 2 Beds: 106
Suites: 28
Room Windows: Windows Don't Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 1 View Spaces
Meeting Space: 19377 sq. feet
Banquet Space: Holds 1350 people
Dist. to Food/Bars: On-site
Dist. to Nearest Gym: On-site
Pool Info:
Dive into a refreshing and inviting sanctuary sure to inspire. With glass window panelling showcasing a sparkling harbour below, you will enjoy the luxury of our level 31 indoor heated swimming pool to relax, unwind and recoup. Cool down with laps in the 15m edgeless swimming pool or lounge in elegance pool-side with our host of reclining deck chairs. Fully-equipped male and female changing room are also available for comfort, complete with luxe essentials and saunas. Open 7 days a week: 6am - 9pm
Policies / Expenses
Individual - 18:00pm on the day prior arrival Group - Group terms and conditions apply
Nightly Parking: $65
Typical Group Deposit: 25%
Total Taxes: 10.00%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
Meeting Wireless Internet Fee: 25.00 Per Day (per connection per day)
Meeting Wired Internet Fee: 50.00 Per Day (per connection per day)

Amenities / Features

Pet Friendly? Sorry, pets are not allowed.

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Breakfast in room
  • Car rental
  • Central location
  • Child facilities
  • Clothes drying
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Concierge service
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Credit card accepted: JCB
  • Currency exchange
  • Dinner available
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Garage
  • Hairdryer available
  • Hair dresser
  • Handicap accessible
  • Central heating
  • Internet - wireless
  • Internet - ethernet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Kitchenette in room
  • Laundry facilities
  • Licensed bar
  • Mini bar
  • Movies in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Office in room available
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Private car parking
  • Quiet location
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hours room service
  • Safe in rooms
  • Sauna
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shop
  • Shower
  • Shows or evening entertainment
  • Swimming pool - indoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Travellers cheques accepted
  • TV room
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

InterContinental Sydney is very close to the nearest international airport, located only 12kms from the hotel (15-20 minutes by car or taxi). Our Concierge team are pleased to arrange your limousine transfer from Sydney airport to the hotel, or hotel to Sydney Airport

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

Breakfast Information

Indulge in Sydney’s definitive seafood buffet, diving into an enticing culinary adventure from land to sea. Experience the treasures of Australia, with freshly delivered seafood from the fishmonger at the world-renowned Sydney Fish Market to incredible meat sourced daily from the Southern Highlands. Cafe Opera blends platters of prawns, mussels and oysters, live cooking stations and theatrical dessert displays to create Sydney’s ultimate buffet. With his philosophy inspired by local flavour, Executive Sous Chef Stephen Lech revels in visiting local food markets taking inspiration from the vibrant mix of seasonal fruit and vegetables. Stephen channels this inspiration into creating a unique and interactive buffet showcasing market fresh and locally sourced dining at its finest. BREAKFAST BUFFET Daily 6.30am – 10.30am $42 adult, $25 child

Parking Info

Car entrance access to InterContinental Sydney is on Philip Street. The height restrictions for the car park is 2 metres in the carpark and 3.8 metres in the loading dock. Valet parking is available - In-house Guests (overnight) at $65 AUD per day and Day Guests (conference and restaurants etc) at $55 AUD per day *Please note: Rates are subject to change. InterContinental Sydney is proud to offer destination charging for all Tesla Motor vehicles offering 2 Tesla connectors up to 22kW

Internet / WiFI

WiFi is available in all areas and costs AUD 25 per 24 hours.

About Intercontinental Hotels and Resorts

  • 24-hour room service
  • Great Intercontinental apps for all mobile devices including iPhone and iPad which gives you insider access to their flavorful chef 's recipes, conceirge information, and GPS hotel directions
  • Luxury meeting and event space with catering services
  • Part of Green Engage programme offering sustainable and environmentally friendly options from guest rooms to meeting rooms
  • Resort hotels offer a Kid's Club called Planet Trekkers, which has a number of great activities for children 4-12 years of age
  • Numersous spa packages and individual treatments available at various resort locations

The Intercontinental Hotels and Resorts highlights above are subject to change without notice.

Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at Intercontinental Sydney

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at Intercontinental Sydney.

Feel free to use the Intercontinental Sydney meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in Sydney event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow Square Table Layout
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention Booth Layout
Theater Layout
Reception Desk for Meeting
Registration Desk for Meeting
James Cook Balroom 76 x 70 x 14 5349 --/250 200 150 66 57 -- --/-- 350 450 --
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James Cook Balroom

From grand receptions to gala dinners and seated ceremonies, the James Cook Ballroom is heralded as the hotel’s largest ballroom space, located on the second floor with seating up to 250 guests. Our dedicated onsite Audio Visual specialists offer projection on two large screens plus plasma screens, as well as audio sound for seamless dancing and speeches.
Room Type:
Total Size:
5349 Sq. Mi
76 x 70 x 14 Ft.
Floor Level:
Natural Light?:
Built In Screens?
Built In Stage?
Built In A/V?
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
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