If you’ve organised meetings and events at the ICC Sydney and want to indulge in five-star accommodation nearby, you’ve probably been challenged for choice, finding just a handful of venues available (The Sofitel Darling Harbour, The Star Casino and – about 10 minutes’ walk away – the Hyatt Sydney). But come October, you will have another option when the W Sydney opens its doors.
For the past two years, visitors to Darling Harbour have been watching with excitement at the construction of the stylishly designed property, which sits right in the centre of the precinct, just a stone’s throw from the convention centre. Described as “a beacon of bold, sophisticated design”, the W Sydney is set to dazzle the harbour city and guests with luxe accommodation and a cutting edge restaurant, plus bars and event space.
It’s not just the exterior that will be turning heads, though. The inside of the new building (masterminded by award-winning interior design specialist, Bowler James Brindley) is said to illuminate a sense of curiosity, originality and responsiveness to the environment, evident in the expressive concrete and street art touches of the restaurant. And did we mention the dramatic colours and patterns of the infinity pool and two-storey rooftop bar? It reflects the energy and motifs of the city and its surrounds, and would be a great spot for a soiree.
W Sydney’s 585 rooms, suites and ultra-luxe suites are the place to be. Again, design is flawless, echoing the curves and lines of the exterior. No two rooms will be exactly the same, embracing their asymmetry with sleek, modern décor.
As if the above isn’t enough, rest assured that general manager, Craig Seaward, has promised future guests that W Sydney, which will be a member of the Marriott Bonvoy™ travel rewards program, will be worth the wait when it opens its doors later this year.