Hilton Caffe Cino and Zeta Bar Sydney

From day to night: Creating multi-functional hospitality

488 George Street Sydney, NSW
Completed 2010

Hilton’s Caffe Cino and Zeta bar in Sydney needed a strong strategic design focus, being able to easily take it from day to night in a multi-functional way.

The brief was for a dual-purpose food and beverage hotel lobby offering. During the day, it needed to be a casual café setting that would attract local traffic, while at night Cino needed to transform into a sophisticated lobby bar for hotel guests.

As a mark of the project’s success, the client has reported, “Caffe Cino’s revenue has doubled as a direct result of Carr’s improvements.”


Sign up for our quarterly dispatch for insightful thinking on architecture and design.