In today’s development news, Sydney is about to score a brand spankin’ new hotel by hospitality king, Justin Hemmes. Yep, get ready to say goodbye to Ivy; it’s about to be replaced with a Merivale hotel and you already know it’ll be ridiculously fabulous.
For the last few years, Ivy has sat in that weird limbo between classic Sydney wank and new-school Merivale brilliance. But finally, Justin Hemmes has heard our confusion loud and clear—and word on the street is, he's knocking the whole thing down to make way for a 55-storey hotel. We know, we love it too. Officially, Merivale is staying pretty quiet about the whole thing, releasing a statement that plans at this stage are preliminary, nothing is set in stone and any fabulous hotel (or brand new lifestyle precinct) is a long while off. Either way, we are so here for it.
In the meantime, head to the pool bar and have a cocktail for us, won't you? For old time's sake.
In the meantime, check out this new hotel.
Image credit: Merivale