Source = e-Travel Blackboard: C.F Lunch in the presidential suite hard hat used to tour construction site mmm…tool box with chocolate tools A select group of media representatives were invited to a sneak-preview of the 18 million dollar refurbishment, which is currently under works at the Sydney Harbour Marriott. The premier waterfront hotel is undergoing its first refurbishment since 2003, with the first stage to be completed by April. The first stage of the refurbishment will include all 550 accommodation suites. Sydney Harbour Marriott owner representative, John Van der Wallen at Colonial First State, partnered with leading design and architecture firm CHADA to create the new look under architect Michael Watson. Sydney Harbour Marriott General Manager, Jennifer Brown said, “We are thrilled to offer our guests an exciting and fresh experience through our newly designed rooms that incorporate state of the art technology to suit both our business and leisure travellers alike. “We believe this new experience captures the essence of Sydney – a vibrant, contemporary Harbour-side city.” The second stage of the refurbishment will incorporate Icons Brasserie and the Macquarie Lounge, with a full facelift to all public areas scheduled for 2012. The Sydney Harbour Marriott team thanked the media supporters who went on the hardhat tour of the construction levels with a modern-Australian Thanksgiving lunch in the Presidential Suite of the 5-Star Circular Quay property.