Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay

11 August 2017

Finishing touches to a $15m transformation

The Hotel

The Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay is an iconic 5-star hotel offering elegant accommodation in one of Sydney’s premier locations, with flexible venue spaces. The hotel caters for all leisure and business travellers; family trips and relaxation.

The Brief

Ramler was contracted to supply for the conversion project numerous furnishing products to the interior and exterior public areas, all-day dining areas, and 32 new executive guest rooms; combining brand new bespoke designs, and also to produce furniture in-line with current designs in other existing areas of the hotel, a mix of old and new furniture styles.


Ramler worked directly with the hotel’s FF&E consultant Kathy Marques of ‘Marques Interiors’.  Combining both experience and knowledge, Ramler, under Marques Interiors guidance, fulfilled the brief to create beautifully crafted new products in-line with the exciting new looks and spaces for the hotel.
PUBLIC AREA: Guests can now discover the hotels new library and relax in the comfort of the lobby with brand new bespoke furniture including lounges and armchairs.
ALL-DAY DINING: Ramler produced brand new restaurant furniture for both indoor and outdoor areas, as well as reworking and refurbishing existing timber chairs. Included in the new development is a 120-seat contemporary Australian eatery called Silvester’s, as well as a laneway venue called Three Bottle Man and the legendary Custom House Bar – all part of a major play in Marriott’s redeveloped food offering to international guests.
32 EXECUTIVE GUEST ROOMS: Ramler fitted out each room with a feature armchair, ottoman and desk chair that matched the same style as existing furnishings from other suppliers.  This was to continue the hotels idyllic boutique guest room experience.

“Opened in 1989, Sydney Harbour Marriott has been a long-standing Sydney institution for 28 years. Drawing on both local and international expertise, this transformation will position the hotel as a serious contender in Sydney’s food and drink scene.”
     — Jennifer Brown, General Manager of the Sydney Harbour Marriott

One stop supply

Working with a variety of custom designs to produce new products, and the refurbishment of existing furniture, Ramler succeeded in supplying fit for purpose commercial Hotel products that incorporate the form and function requirements of the client, as well as achieving the aesthetic the hotel wanted, whilst staying within budget and to a strict timeframe for supply.


Ramler are always flexible in our approach.  We primarily worked “out-of-hour” shifts during installation so that the hotel could continue trading throughout the refurbishment period.  As a company that understands the importance of day-to-day business, Ramler often installed during early mornings which provided the least disturbance to the hotel’s routine.  It also ensured that disruption was kept to a minimum for the neighbouring businesses. The shift work kept congestion outside the hotel and at the hotel loading bay hub to a minimum (especially traffic which can be quite heavy at the bottom of Pitt Street, Circular Quay in Sydney NSW, where the hotel is situated.)

“With every project we undertake, we analyse exactly what the customer wants and needs in order to work with them in developing the right commercial furniture solution.  Thanks to excellent coordination and interaction with other contractors on-site, we perfectly arranged delivery and installation of furniture to contribute to a successfully fulfilled project outcome.”
     — Rob Gilshenan, Ramler International Australasia

Products Supplied

• Hotel Guestroom: Desk chairs, feature room chairs and ottomans
• Restaurants: Dining chairs and tables, stools, outdoor furniture
• Bar: Lounges and armchairs



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