From a visiting Princess Diana and the wedding of Bob Hawke and Blanche D’Alpuget to the death of rocker Michael Hutchence, Sydney’s Ritz Carlton Double Bay (later known as the Stamford Double Bay) saw it all.

But, like so many big names before her, she eventually lost the limelight, closing in 2009.

Now, in true Madonna style (another celebrity guest), she’s making a comeback, rebranding and reopening as an InterContinental.

The 140-room landmark is set to open early next year.

 

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