Adelphi's original Denton Corker Marshall design was considered groundbreaking in many aspects but the most startling feature of all appeared gravity defying - a glass-bottomed, cantilevered swimming pool that extended a full two metres beyond the building's periphery, to hover above Flinders Lane. Dawdling pedestrians looking up and daring swimmers looking down might just catch each other's gaze, separated only by nine storeys of open air.
It's hard to believe that Adelphi, acclaimed for its innovation and contemporary aesthetic, has charmed its guests for two decades. The change of ownership in 2013 prompted significant plans to also renovate and rejuvenate its iconic pool deck.
In preparation for the pool deck renovations, the pool heating has been disconnected. For those daring enough to take an invigorating plunge, please feel free.
The deck will still be opened from 7am to 10pm daily until we start the physical works.
We are currently in the final planning stages with council, with renovations due to begin early 2017 (date TBA).
The pool deck's upgrade will complement the recent $3 million hotel refurbishment.
Throughout the entire process guests will receive adequate notice of the pool's upcoming closure and renovation.