The much-anticipated Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour opened its doors today
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.
STYLISH GUESTROOMS AND SUITES
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
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.
Offering a refined environment, Club Millesime Lounge will present an array
of personalised services. These include private check-in, use of the
meeting room for more intimate gatherings and access to other special
THREE ELEGANT BARS AND A SIGNATURE RESTAURANT
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.
With its' French inspired rotisserie and grill, Atelier by Sofitel on the
third floor, is the hotel's restaurant, serving the very best local
seasonal produce combined with the culinary techniques that highlight the
origin of Sofitel's French heritage. A contemporary deconstructed
bouillabaisse designed by Executive Chef, Matt Coates and his team will
become a signature guest experience.
The Champagne Bar, perfect for a pre-or post-dinner drink, is the largest
Champagne bar in Sydney, offering 20 different types of champagne, from the
smaller champagne houses like Canard-Duchene and Pol Roger to the houses of
Louis Roederer and Pommery. There also will be a special Louis Roederer
Champagne from the 2009 vintage in collaboration with artist Philippe
Starck, representing the mix of innovation and French heritage. Sofitel
Sydney Darling Harbour will also be the only hotel in Australia to acquire
a special edition 3L Jeroboam of Cristal Brut valued at $22,000. The bottle
is encased in 24 carat gold-dipped latticework handcrafted by two master
goldsmiths over four days.
Esprit Noir lobby bar, located on the ground floor, offers an elegant
space to relax and enjoy a cocktail.
Channelling the relaxed sophistication of a Mediterranean beach meets the
urban energy of Sydney, Le Rivage Pool Bar on the fourth floor will become
one of the city's highly sought-after outdoor spaces. It will be emblematic
of the hotel's vibrancy and Darling Harbour's transformation - an idyllic
place to laze the day away while sipping cocktails, swimming in the
inviting 20m infinity pool or working out in the SoFit gym, while
overlooking the magnificent city skyline.
With nine flexible meeting spaces, including a grand 450-person Magnifique
Ballroom, Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour is also well-positioned to host
any style of event, from haute couture fashion shows to gala dinners and
large-scale meetings or conferences with state-of-the-art audio visual
FRENCH HERITAGE: MARSEILLE, A CULTURAL LINK
Every Sofitel around the world is culturally linked with a city or region
in France that shares similar attributes in terms of culture, landscape and
design. Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour is culturally linked with Marseille,
the epitome of vibrant waterside sophistication. From industrial ports to
sophisticated harbours, the energy of transformation which runs through
Marseille and Sydney's Darling Harbour make them an appropriate pairing.
Each Sofitel hotel internationally has a number of identifying elements
which they adopt to help bring the hotel to life and as the flagship
property in Australia, Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour will become the new
benchmark. From a signature fragrance, to evening candle lighting
ceremonies, a welcome drink, to the implementation of Sofitel Wine Days - a
month of celebrating French wine and art-de-vivre - Sofitel Sydney Darling
Harbour will become a destination in its own right..
For more information contact us on 1300 764 906
or complete an Enquiry Form