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Parramatta’s Skye to beef up the restaurant scene

Right: Chef Stephen Seckold. Photo: Mitch Lui

Crown Group has announced that it has partnered with three culinary innovators who will bring to life the Food and Beverage (F&B) concept at its flagship hotel, Skye Hotel Suites at Parramatta. Hospitality designer Nic Graham, hospitality consultant Dave Galvin and chef Stephen Seckold have been tapped to launch the new concept, a lobby-level all-day restaurant that will help define the neighborhood’s culinary scene.

“We designed Skye Hotel Suites to inspire and invigorate the soul,” said Iwan Sunito, co-founder, Chairman and Group CEO of Crown Group, which owns and develops Skye Hotel Suites.

“The culinary program at Skye Hotel Suites at Paramatta reflects our vision to provide travellers with a sophisticated and modern experience that connects them to the destination. Nic, Dave and Stephen bring a unique style that will create an extraordinary dining experience for our guests.

“We are delighted to define the unique culinary offering for our flagship luxury property,” said Wayne Taranto, Skye Hotel Suites’ Director of Hotels and Suites. “Engaging with Nic Graham, Dave Galvin and Stephen Seckold demonstrates our commitment to creating a singular experience that will appeal both to travellers from around the world and locals who have moved to this area.”

After delivering a string of award-winning residential apartment buildings over the past two decades, Sydney-based Crown Group will be bringing its brand to travellers from across the globe with the launch of its first luxury hotel, Skye Hotel Suites, scheduled to open in Parramatta in mid-2017. The luxury Skye Hotel Suites is located within the 29-storey V by Crown Group, a stylish collection of residential at the corner of Macquarie and Marsden streets, overlooking Parramatta Square.

Featuring 72 studio, one bedroom and two-bedroom suites, Skye Hotel Suites at Parramatta will include access to V by Crown Group’s resort-style pool, gym, expansive foyer, conference room, restaurant, sauna, business centre along with vibrant alfresco dining and a retail piazza.

The hotel restaurant and bar will be located at the lobby level off Macquarie Street, an up-and-coming neighbourhood dining piazza.

The restaurant will have 140 seats inside, as well as an al fresco patio alongside a unique archaeological showcase. The restaurant will feature an open kitchen and an intimate bar highlighting an extensive wine display. Adjacent to the bar area, an area of high-top seating will accommodate guests for a tapas style experience.

The culinary direction of the restaurant is being developed by head chef Stephen Seckold, formerly of Sydney waterfront restaurant Flying Fish, where he served as Executive Chef for the award-winning restaurant group based in Sydney. Seckold launched his career 20 years ago and in this time has worked in Michelin star restaurants and five star hotels locally and internationally, most notably the Gordon Ramsay Group and Starwood hotels. Seckold has collaborated with hospitality concept firm SITE to develop the restaurant’s brand. Skye Hotel Suites is set to open in June 2017.

For more information about Skye Hotel Suites, please visit or call +61 2 9925 0088.

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