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            ith an outstanding history of delivering projects valued         out the design and construction of the new 212 room Pullman Hotel           consumption reductions in relation to a comparable luxury hotel, water      substantial expertise across a range of disciplines including architecture,
            at more than $3 billion, St Hilliers Contracting has an          for Asia Pacific. The project was a collaboration, working in partnership   efficiency and the use of specific material selections. Typical floors in   structural, civil and services engineering as well as building construction.
incomparable reputation as a leader in the provision of contracting          with Accor’s general manager, Lee Marklew as well as Accor’s project        the Hotel were constructed with precast walls and an Ultrafloor system      Use of these design managers guarantees innovative solutions to
services. Through operations in east coast Australia, the company has        manager from Jones Lang LaSalle, Duane Loader. This hotel, on the           for slabs with extensive use of insitu concrete and transfers slabs up to   architectural design, structural or services issues.
accomplished major projects for corporate, institutional and government      corner of iconic Herb Elliot Avenue and Olympic Boulevard at Sydney         level two. Intermediate and corridor lightweight walls were constructed
clients. A private company, St Hilliers Contracting has built its business   Olympic Park, offers 5 star accommodation in a luxurious setting with       from Acousta-wall acoustic stud wall system to meet BCA and Accor           Once a project is in construction phase, St Hilliers can impart a wealth
on gaining client’s trust and confidence by ensuring synergy between         extensive views around Sydney.                                              requirements.                                                               of expertise and knowledge gained from completing major projects
their expectations and the company’s expert delivery.                                                                                                                                                                                ranging from new construction, fit-out and refurbishment to heritage
                                                                             The ground level contains a lobby area, lounge, restaurant and kitchen      The Hotel has an exterior tower of painted precast concrete, with           restoration. Proof that their end-to-end service is suited to their clients
St Hilliers Contracting are dedicated to providing quality service           facilities. Conference rooms, guest facilities, an additional kitchen,      sunshades on the north and west faces and a southern four-storey wing       can be seen in the success of the past 12 months - more than 65% of
through their seven autonomous Business Units: NSW Commercial                gymnasium and staff amenities are located on the next two levels above.     constructed from a glass and paneled façade. St Hilliers ensured the        the contracts won by St Hilliers Contracting have been repeat business
and Industrial, NSW Retail, NSW Residential, NSW Fit-out and                 Soaring above this are fifteen levels of guest rooms and a top floor        visual aspect of the building’s facade underwent a significant review       from key clients.
Refurbishment, Victoria, Australian Capital Territory and Queensland.        executive lounge completes the Hotel. Uniquely, the two level basement      process to guarantee the product was well suited to the existing and
These Units are the bedrock of contact with clients and other                carpark has an underground common connection to the neighboring             vibrant surrounds of the Hotel.
stakeholders and comprise teams of specialist personnel focused on           Novotel Hotel and extends under Herb Elliott Ave. During construction,                                                                                     ST HILLIERS
their respective areas of expertise. This business framework ensures St      Herb Elliott Ave was excavated and reinstated for the under-road            St Hilliers Contracting has a clear sense of how their company’s               88 Cumberland Street
Hilliers Contracting staff are accountable for delivery, always accessible   component of the basement.                                                  composition and structure can best service their clients. They provide         The Rocks NSW 2000
for clients and able to respond immediately to stakeholder needs.                                                                                        a complete pre-construction process to complement and enhance                  t. 02 9259 5200
                                                                             As a company that delivers environmentally sustainable work, the St         their construction capabilities, from estimation and cost-planning to          f. 02 9318 1288
St Hilliers and their Project Manager Mark Dixon were proud to carry         Hilliers design for Pullman incorporated ESD principles including energy    consultation during the design phase. Their design managers have     

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        entral to the design for the Pullman Hotel at Sydney Olympic           Although only in business since 2004, key members of Joseph Pang                        nder Directors Dragan Cancar & Frank Mazza, Edge Interior            an acoustic wall system, Edge were also able to add to the building’s
        Park is the hotel’s location: the iconic site of Sydney’s triumphant   Design Consultants have accumulated over 3 decades of hotel design                      Projects Pty Ltd comprises partitioning and ceiling experts who      sound rating, choosing a effective rubber insulation system which stops
2000 Olympics. Joseph Pang Design Consultants have incorporated                experience both in Australia & the Asia pacific region. They specialise         are all employees rather than contractors. The company’s two directors       sound vibrations.
the sporting ethos and environmental credentials of the Olympics to            in hotel interiors including business hotels, resorts and leisure facilities.   are extremely active in their business; they work on every project and
produce the contemporary interiors of this uniquely designed, boutique         Always working to 5-star standards, they provide specialist planning,           pride themselves on face-to-face direct client contact. The company          Past highlights for Edge are over two hundred units at 10 Marquet
style 220 room business hotel.                                                 concept design and documentation expertise (CAD). The company                   focuses its energy on one client at a time; all staff concentrate on every   St, Rhodes Waterfront which took 18 months work on the internal
                                                                               recently refurbished the new Sofitel Club Lounge and boardroom at               job and resources are never stretched between multiple projects.             finishes, stairs and trims, a complete gut and refurbishment of nine
Now a thriving business, entertainment and sporting hub, the Homebush          the Sofitel Wentworth Sydney. They are currently refurbishing the Four                                                                                       units at 32-34 Coogee St Randwick, installation of the external building
area is imbued with the sporting notions of progress, advancement and          Seasons Hotel Sydney, Hotel Intercontinental Melbourne (the Rialto),            By running their own detail joinery facilities, Edge have significant        architectural metal cladding to the Audi Australia Showroom at Five
integrity. Joseph Pang Design Consultants incorporated these abstract          and the Executive Club Lounge and hotel lobby at the Marriott Surfers           efficiency in cost and client project management. They offer clients         Dock and the composite aluminium architectural cladding to Nick Scali
concepts into their modern furnishings and fabrics using colour, pattern       Paradise. Internationally JPDC has just finished the Sheraton Fiji Resort       the expertise, resources and capacity to deliver a quality project on        at Chatswood. Edge have the financial and personnel resources to carry
and form; muted colours complemented by warm furnishings permeate              refurbishment, A block of luxury serviced apartments & club house in            time, to manage budgets and complex briefs and work within complex           out construction management to an unlimited dollar value and head
the space. The mood is modern without being trendy and the interiors           Hangzhou, China.                                                                contractual arrangements. The company’s specialty is difficult projects      contract value to the value of $5 million.
are luxurious without attempting jarring opulence.                                                                                                             – with over 25 years experience, Edge Interior Projects and their Team
                                                                                                                                                               are ready for any challenge
The prevailing factor in deciding the overall design approach of the                                                                                                                                                                            EDGE INTERIOR PTY LTD
hotel lighting was energy efficiency, creating a natural ambience to the           JOSEPH PANG DESIGN CONSULTANTS                                              When the Pullman hotel needed interiors work done, Edge were up                  Suite 7, 41-45 Rickard Road
whole hotel. Responsible for all the hotel front-of-house public areas,            3/3 Grosvenor Street                                                        to the challenge. What they achieved reads like an encyclopaedia of              Bankstown NSW 2200
guestrooms and suites, JPDC used their experience, skill, perseverance             Neutral Bay NSW 2089                                                        commercial fit-outs: plasterboarding, walls, window sills, architraves,          t. 02 9709 6255
and lateral thinking to provide a refined end product that was achieved            t. 02 9904 4911                                                             skirting and structural supports in the bathrooms. Add to this the               f. 02 9709 2355
within budget and surpassed client expectation.                                    f. 02 9904 4918                                                             ceiling detailing and recessing for lights and mirrors and you have the
                                                                                                                                                               complete upscale fit-out for this unique 5-star hotel. By electing to use
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                                                           SW Tiling Services Pty Ltd is a leading tiling contractor in            The company’s experience from Director to Project Managers and good
                                                           Sydney. The company commenced trading in 1993 by owner and              quality Resources always ensures the work is completed on time to a very
                                                    Company Director Joe Calamia. The company vision from outset was to            high standard.
                                                    focus on major building projects in Sydney. It was also mindful that it did
                                                    not have to be the biggest tiling contractor in NSW, but the best.             “St Hilliers is a Major client of the company and like all good clients the
                                                                                                                                   goal of NSW Tiling Services is to recognise and understand the specific
                                                    Since its inception, NSW Tiling Services Pty Ltd has been involved in          needs of clients and then to develop an effective and compatible working
                                                    many large tiling projects in NSW.                                             partnership with them,” said Joe Calamia (Director)

                                                    NSW Tiling Services offer a complete package for a tiling installation. It     The company is proud to have been part of Pullman Hotel and would
                                                    specialises in the supply and installation of all types of tiles and stones,   like to also congratulate St Hilliers on yet another great project.
   including waterproof membranes, and acoustic soundproofing.
                On the Pullman Hotel, the company was awarded the contract to
                                                    supply and install tiles and stone, waterproof membranes and acoustic
                                                    soundproofing to areas such as 212 Guest room bathrooms and entries,
                           Public toilets to the hotel, hotel kitchen areas, bar, buffet & restaurant
                              areas, lift lobbys and corridors, hotel lobby and the Grand staircase.
 
                                                    Like all major projects, the challenge was to deliver a high standard of
                         workmanship and complete the project on time with a tight time frame.              NSW TILING SERVICES PTY LTD
                         That Task fell on the hands of Mario Calamia the company’s most                    Unit 19/250 Milperra Road
                            experienced Project Manager who was responsible for the running and                Milperra NSW 2214
                           completion of this project.                                                        t. 02 9792 7430
                                                                                                                                       f. 02 9792 7442
 
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locK Solid
        ffering exceptional solutions and dependable support, Onity is       In addition to locks, Onity is also a leading provider of electronic safes,
        the global provider of electronic door locks to Accor Hotels.        mini-bars and energy management systems with some exciting new
With a sales and service network covering 115 countries worldwide,           products to be launched in 2008 including CodePro. CodePro is a PIN
the company is a potent mix of reliable service, intelligent systems and     code-based electronic locking system that allows managers or owners to
innovation.                                                                  instantly and remotely provide access to specific properties for specific
                                                                             periods of time, without the need for a key or keycard, offering an
For the Pullman Hotel project, Onity provided electronic locks from the      unheard of level of service in property management.
new Advance range. The Advance Lock has a unique two-piece modular
design and includes direct PMS interface, without requiring a PC. This       Future Accor Projects for the busy Onity team includes the installation
means the hotel has the benefit of electronic locking with an aesthetic      of locks at the IBIS King Street Wharf in late 2008.
that suits its boutique design. To ensure a consistent feel was maintained
throughout the hotel, Onity also created door handles that were custom
designed to match the internal bathroom handles and all other doors.
                                                                                 ONITY Pty Ltd
With the completion of the Pullman project, the Homebush precinct of             2/17 Green Street
Accor hotels is now an Onity Electronic Lock Zone, with includes the             Banksmeadow NSW 2019
Pullman, the Formule One Hotel and the upgrade of the Novotel Sydney             t. 02 9316 0900
Olympic Park and IBIS Sydney Olympic Park to Onity locks. These                  f. 02 9666 1386
projects were capably handled by Justin Chambers, the Regional Manager
Oceania Pacific, along with the Onity service team of David Carran
(Service Manager Oceania Pacific) and the Onity trained installation team
headed by Alan Lake.

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