The stylish hotel, with decor inspired by its maritime history, is a class act.
Centrally located opposite the International Convention Centre, the stylish hotel is also the first new-build, international luxury hotel to open in Sydney’s CBD this millennium.
Paying homage to the indigenous clans of the Eora nation who lived around Tumbalong–the name given to Darling Harbour, the 35-story building is clad in a glass exterior featuring triangular accents representing sails, as well as a striking red ochre and blue exterior color palette.
The property was designed by renowned Sydney architect Richard Francis-Jones from Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp architects, in collaboration with Dreamtime Australia Design and the A+ Design Group.
Public spaces and guest rooms are also inspired by the hotel’s maritime location, resulting in extensive use of timber representing Sydney’s strong wharf heritage, through to the rope and sandstone motifs in the carpets.
The hotel’s 590 guest rooms, including 35 coveted suites, boast some of the best views in the city. Guests can look forward to a good night’s rest on Sofitel MyBed™ and enjoy the skyline through floor-to-ceiling windows. The luxurious suites also come with double shower heads and luxurious soaking tubs.
For the ultimate pampering experience, guests can book The Bellerive Suite, which features a separate living room, dining room, and butler’s pantry.
Guests staying in Club Sofitel rooms and suites on levels 28-34 can enjoy the Club Millesime Lounge, a refined space located on Level 35. Apart from breathtaking views of Darling Harbor, the lounge also offers an array of personalized services including private check-in, use of the meeting room for more intimate gatherings, and access to other special privileges.
Dining options are aplenty, from sophisticated bars to the signature restaurant, Atelier by Sofitel.
Highlights at Atelier include a contemporary deconstructed bouillabaisse designed by Executive Chef, Matt Coates and his team, alongside dishes created from local seasonal produce.
At the Champagne Bar, guests can wind down with 20 different types of champagne, from smaller champagne houses like Canard-Duchene and Pol Roger to the houses of Louis Roederer and Pommery.
Most notably, Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbor is also the only hotel in Australia to acquire a special edition 3L Jeroboam of Cristal Brut valued at US$22,000. The bottle is encased in 24 carat gold-dipped latticework handcrafted by two master goldsmiths over four days.
The Grand Opening Package is priced from US$529 and bookings can be made here.