Shutters Restaurant, Coogee Beach wins Gold Award for outstanding Interior Design

Salter Brothers Shutters Restaurant, Coogee Beach is proud to have been recognised today by Sydney Design Awards 2020 with a Gold Award for Interior Design – Hospitality – Eat & Drink.


The award which celebrates innovative and creative building interiors where people eat and drink, is due recognition for the outstanding design by AZBcreative, an international full service design agency in Sydney and partner to Salter Brothers, in the recently completed $28million refurbishment of its Crowne Plaza Hotel, Coogee Beach.

Shutters comprises a lobby bar, main dining room with open kitchen, and a shuttered patio opening to Coogee Beach.

In designing the space, the brief from Salter Brothers’ Tina Schober, Director of Development and Matthew Butcher, Head of Restaurants & Bars, was to create a multi-use site complete with breakfast dining room that is closed off for lunch trade and then reopened for dinner, cocktail and bar service. With this brief, AZBcreative undertook to design three distinct enclaves, creating an environment that is luxurious and comfortable, able to be scaled throughout the day while remaining visually beautiful, with the view of the ocean paramount.

Thrilled to receive the award today, Salter Brothers Managing Director Paul Salter said ‘Shutters is an outstanding venue and we’re pleased to see the design work by AZBcreative recognised. I’d also like to recognise our team who worked closely with AZBcreative, Tina Schober, Matthew Butcher and Steven Skarott, Director Hotels for their work in ensuring this venue, together with our Estate venue, also housed at our newly refurbished Crowne Plaza Hotel Coogee Beach, deliver the exceptional experience sought by hotel and restaurant guests in this growing domestic leisure and tourism market of Coogee Beach, Sydney”.

Shutters is one of five hospitality venues opened by Salter Brothers in 2020 across its Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach and Crowne Plaza Melbourne Hotels, demonstrating the Group’s capability to develop, manage and operate restaurants and bars as part of its Hotel & Hospitality Funds Management offering.

Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach and Shutters Restaurant shortlisted for Eat Drink Design Awards 2020

Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach and Shutters Restaurant have also been shortlisted this month as finalists for Best Hotel & Best Restaurant at the Eat Drink Design Awards 2020.

Endorsed by the Australian Institute of Architects and the Design Institute of Australia, the Eat Drink Design Awards to be awarded in November 2020, support innovation and excellence in the design of hospitality premises of all scales and types. The Best Hotel Design award recognises achievement in the design of an accommodation premises where eating and drinking are integral to the experience, and the Best Restaurant Design Award recognises achievement in the design of a restaurant / establishment that provides a dining experience.