The feature of the Riverside Stables precinct will be a new luxury Hotel, named The William Inglis in a nod to the company’s figure head and founder.
Celebrating racing history and the thoroughbred, The William Inglis is a boutique equine themed, M Gallery by Sofitel, 5 star hotel. The William Inglis Hotel is Sydney’s iconic destination with rural soul, celebrating a passion for equine culture and a heartfelt hospitality for generations in the making.
The new hotel will be run by Accor Hotels, the largest hotel operator in the Asia Pacific. Construction of the new $110m precinct, adjacent to the Warwick Farm racecourse, is set to be completed in December 2017.
• 144 rooms featuring 24 suites including the penthouse ‘Black Caviar’ suite
• All-day Dining Precincts including Newmarket Room Restaurant, Heroic Café & 1867 Lounge, Chiltern Pool Deck Bar
• Room Service
• Fitness Centre
• Spa & Wellness Centre
• Outdoor Pool
• Retail Shop
• 800 Parking Spots
Each of the 144 hotel rooms – including 22 large suites – will have their own name and theme, based on one of the many champion racehorses sold through an Inglis sale ring.
There will be a range of hospitality facilities to service our new and existing customers at the hotel including a paddock to plate style restaurant and gardens named Newmarket Room, a ring-side bar and the Heroic Café in the lobby.
There will be a spectacular rooftop bar and pool deck, known as the Chiltern Pool Deck & Bar, overlooking the racecourse and stable precinct, with sweeping views of the Georges River and Chipping Norton Lake. Also on the rooftop will be a wellness center and day spa to pamper our clients during sales and hotel customers throughout the year, plus a fully equipped gym overlooking the grounds.
There will also be an extensive range of conferencing facilities available which include The Grand Armee Meeting Room and the Gallery as well as the Inglis Sales Arena which adjoins the hotel.
Overlooking the sales arena, on The Gallery, will be nine corporate suites for VIPs to dine and bid in private with access to a mezzanine bar, the 1867 Lounge.
The pre-parade ring adjoining the sales arena will honour the company’s heritage, with two large metallic fig tree sculptures to provide shelter and character to the facility. Either side of the hotel will be two Moreton Bay fig trees, which have been grown from saplings of the famous Newmarket Fig Tree over many years in readiness for the relocation.