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Sydney's infamous Ritz Carlton Double Bay to reopen

Sydney's infamous Ritz Carlton Double Bay to reopen

The Sydney hotel most well known as the place Michael Hutchence died in 1997 is being re-opened and re-branded.

The former Ritz Carlton Double Bay was built in 1991 and became a hot spot for visiting celebrities, including Hutchence and Madonna - even royalty with Princess Diana.

In 2001, it became the Stamford but that didn't last long, with the hotel closing in 2009 for redevelopment.

Singaporean-based Royal Hotels have now taken on the project, announcing a multimillion-dollar refurbishment.

Facilities will include a ballroom, restaurant, bar, rooftop pool and an arcade underneath the hotel.

The hotel will reopen in January 2014 as InterContinental Sydney Double Bay.

© AAP 2013
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