The much-anticipated Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour opened its doors in early October making it the first new-build, international luxury hotel to open in Sydney’s CBD in more than 15 years. Centrally located opposite the International Convention Centre, the $500M Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour will play a major role in the ongoing revitalisation of the vibrant Darling Harbour precinct. It also heralds the renaissance of new hotel development in Sydney, with over 40 hotels scheduled to open in the next five years to support the city’s tourism growth.
“It is incredibly exciting to be opening Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour – Sydney’s first new-build internationally branded luxury hotel since the 2000 Olympics,” said Simon McGrath, Chief Operating Officer of AccorHotels Pacific.
The hotel will offer 590 stylish guestrooms including 35 coveted suites, boasting some of the best views in Sydney. The hotel was designed by renowned multi award-winning Sydney architect Richard Francis-Jones from Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp architects. Dreamtime Australia Design and the A+ Design Group all collaborated to create this visually inspiring property which was built by Lend Lease.On arrival, guests will be greeted by the hotel’s imposing 35-storey glass exterior featuring triangular accents representing sails and a striking red ochre and blue exterior colour palette which pays tribute to the indigenous clans of the Eora nation who lived around Tumbalong – the name given to Darling Harbour. Three sophisticated bars and the stylish signature restaurant, Atelier by Sofitel will anchor the hotel as the place in Sydney to meet for a drink or a memorable dining experience