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(Sydney, Australia) Tuesday October 30, 2018 – V by Crown Group rooftop bar Nick and Nora’s is set to bring unprecedented experience to Sydneysiders and opens its door early this month.

Nick & Nora’s, the Speakeasy Group’s (Mjølner and Eau-de-Vie) rooftop cocktail bar, is located on the 26th floor of Crown Group’s award-winning mix-used development V by Crown Group. This is the sixth venue by The Speakeasy Group and features champagne towers, a raw bar and five liquid-nitrogen stations and 270-degree uninterrupted views of Sydney CBD and the Blue Mountains.

Crown Group Chief Operating Officer Pierre Abrahamse said this high rooftop bar was a welcoming addition for the existing retail mix including renowned Neil Perry’s Burger Project that opened last year.

“We’re pleased to have Nick and Nora’s in our striking V by Crown Group tower in Parramatta,” Mr Abrahamse said.

“Rooftop bars are becoming the new trend, presenting an elegant lifestyle, and offering unprecedented experience: extensive skyline views, tasty champagne and cocktails, and a private, fun and up-beat atmosphere, for every Sydneysiders,” he added.

Nick & Nora’s Owner Sven Almenning also expressed his excitement.

“Picture a private party at an awesome New York penthouse,” Mr Almenning said.

“We’re aiming for a fun and upbeat environment; I really don’t think there is a place quite like it anywhere in Australia, let alone Parramatta or Sydney,” he said.

Positioned in the heart of Parramatta and referred to by local media as Parramatta’s “Vertical Village”, V by Crown Group recently awarded the 2018 UDIA NSW Mixed-Use award at the Annual Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) NSW Awards for Excellence. This innovative development is also the winner of 2016 International Property Awards Best Residential High Rise Architecture Australia.

Designed by international architects Allen Jack + Cottier (AJ+C) in collaboration with the Japanese born architect, Koichi Takada, V by Crown Group features two large V-shaped columns, each standing a striking three storeys tall; highlighting its main entrance on the corner of Macquarie and Marsden streets Parramatta.

The development involved the preservation of a number of key elements of Parramatta’s historical and cultural past, including the remains of a convict hut found during excavation and uniquely displayed for public view in a purpose-built display centre located on-site. Named the “The Philip Ruddock Heritage Centre”, the public showcase was officially opened to the public by NSW Premier Gladys Berejikilian along with Mayor of Hornsby and former member for Parramatta, Philip Ruddock and Crown Group CEO Iwan Sunito in December 2017.

V by Crown Group is also home to the first Skye Hotel Suites; Parramatta’s first five-star hotel offering 72 luxury suites catering for domestic and international visitors to Parramatta.

At ground-level, V by Crown Group’s modern retail precinct is home Butter, Umaya Japanese Restaurant, Guzman y Gomez, Kumiho, The Shed Café among other eateries and retail outlets.

V by Crown Group’s second tower was completed in 2017.

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Media Interviews:

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Editor’s Note

Images and video are available upon request including artist impressions, launch videos and computer- animated ‘fly-through’ footage of selected Crown Group developments.

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About Crown Group

Crown Group Holdings (Crown Group) is a leading Australian property group specialising in property development, property investment and serviced apartments. The company was co-founded by architect Mr. Iwan Sunito and engineer Mr. Paul Sathio with its first project in 1996.

Iwan Sunito graduated with Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) and Master of Construction Management from University of NSW. In 1993 Iwan became a Registered Architect in NSW and was awarded the UNSW Eric Daniels award for excellence in residential design. Iwan was awarded an EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2013 and was also named Urban Taskforce Australia’s Property Person of the Year 2015.

Paul Sathio graduated with a Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering from University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and a Masters of Engineering Science from University of NSW. Paul has more than two decades’ experience in the construction and development industry.

Past and recent projects

Since the company was founded in 1996, Crown Group has successfully completed major developments in Sydney’s best locations including Bondi, Bondi Junction, Parramatta, Ashfield, Epping, Homebush, Newington, Pennant Hills and Rhodes and most recently the 28-storey V by Crown Group in Parramatta. Today, Crown Group boasts a large portfolio of projects under development and in the pipeline and is currently developing four major projects; Infinity by Crown Group in Green Square, a 25-storey residential tower Arc by Crown Group in the heart of Sydney, Waterfall by Crown Group in Waterloo and Eastlakes Live in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs.


Crown Group has been awarded more than 20 high-profile industry awards including the 2018 UDIA NSW Best Mixed-Use Development for V by Crown Group Parramatta, 2015 Master Builders Australia (MBA) NSW Excellence in Construction Awards for Viking by Crown Group Waterloo and 2014 Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) NSW President’s award – considered one of the highest property development accolades in Australia – for the seven-tower, resort-style development Top Ryde City Living.

Skye Hotel Suites

Crown Group launched its first Skye Hotel Suites in Parramatta in August 2017 with a second hotel opened in Sydney’s CBD on 18 October 2018.

Future launches

Crown Group will launch its next project in West End Brisbane in 2019.

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