Good things come to those who wait. In the case of the hotly-anticipated W Sydney, back under construction in Darling Harbour after a long delay, travellers will find a lot of goodness to enjoy when it opens its doors – at last – from October 2023.
Sophisticated rooms and suites, a glamorous two-storey rooftop bar, and a heated infinity pool angled to offer uninterrupted harbour views are just a few of the hotel’s many standouts. Its curved exterior is equally impressive too.
The flagship of ‘The Ribbon’ development, on the former IMAX site and adjacent to the International Convention Centre, the 585-room W Sydney is set to feature ultra-modern interiors by British design agency Bowler James Brindley – the trio behind rooms and bars at W Barcelona and Riverstone Kensington.
Echoing the exterior’s sweeping curves, no two rooms in the hotel will be the same.
Stark white floor-to-ceiling panelling, vibrant waratah-inspired prints in the walk-in robe and azure bathrooms with curvaceous, circular bathtubs are just a tease of what awaits inside.
Craig Seaward, General Manager of W Sydney, says the hotel will be worth the wait.
“It’s a luxury hotel with a new perspective, one that not only connects deeply with its host city and its urban setting but is also imbued with a sense of freedom and possibility,” Seaward reveals.
“To cross the threshold of W Sydney will be to enter an exciting new world of creativity, design, culture and connection. We simply can’t wait to welcome our guests.”
Beyond the rooms, the 25-floor hotel will keep guests satisfied with a restaurant and lobby bar, in addition to multiple event spaces and a pampering Away Spa – a signature of W Hotels around the globe – offering relaxing and restorative treatments.
When complete, The Ribbon will also house a fresh IMAX theatre, apartments and retail outlets.
W Sydney is part of the Marriott family of hotels, with elite Marriott Bonvoy members set to enjoy perks such as enhanced room upgrades, priority check-in and more.