Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour welcomes first guests to Australia
Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour has opened its doors, making it the first new-build, international luxury hotel to open in Sydney’s central business district this millennium.
Centrally located opposite the International Convention Centre, the $500M Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour will play a major role in the on-going 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.
“Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour will be the first new-build five-star hotel the city has seen in more than 15-years and it is going to be a flagship property not only for AccorHotels but for the Australian hotel industry,” said Simon McGrath, chief operating officer, AccorHotels Pacific.
The hotel will offer 590 stylish guestrooms including 35 coveted suites, boasting some of the best views in Sydney.
All the hotel’s guest rooms feature the Sofitel MyBed and floor-to-ceiling windows with views of Darling Harbour and the city.
The suites feature an in-bathroom television, double shower heads and luxurious soaking tubs for the ultimate pampering experience.
The Bellerive suite is the hotel’s pinnacle of accommodation and features a separate living room, dining room and butler’s pantry.
Exclusive to guests staying in the Club Sofitel rooms and suites on levels 28-34, the Club Millesime Lounge, located at the very top of the hotel on level 35 will offer breathtaking views over Darling Harbour and the city.
The hotel was designed by renowned multi award-winning Sydney architect Richard Francis-Jones from Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp architects.
While recognising the links to the location’s history, the hotel’s cutting-edge design places it squarely at the centre of Darling Harbour’s future.