As 2024 kicks into gear we’re still lusting over some of the best new additions to Sydney’s hotel scene in 2023.
With everything from fresh harbour views to beachside luxury, 2023 saw several new rooms added to the list of Sydney’s many stays across the city. Book one of these brand-new rooms for your weekend staycation.
Elevating the city’s luxury hotel scene in one of the most beautiful heritage buildings, the Sydney location is the prestige brand’s first foray into the Australian market. The decor follows a neutral palette with natural stones, dark timbers and opulent marble. Rooms are adorned with plush king-sized beds draped in Italian Frette linen and standalone tubs as a highlight for relaxation. Amenities include a 20m heated indoor pool, local artists’ pieces gracing the property and bespoke wellness experiences at Auriga Spa.
Rising over Darling Harbour, W Sydney is the brand’s biggest property in the world. Featuring a staggering 588 suites and rooms, a mosaic tiled rooftop infinity pool, a modern-Australian restaurant, opulent spa and a sky-high cocktail bar this luxury hotel is not for the faint of heart. The hotel boasts playful and bold design elements as well as whimsical experiences such as the 2am Dessert Bar featuring a six course dessert degustation.
Following a two-year, $30 million renovation, Manly Pacific has reformed from the previous Novotel property. With 213 breezy guestrooms, including nine ocean-facing suites, the decor is undeniably inspired by its location. Pale wood flooring, sea-foam walls, beach towels in every room and a minibar stocked with sunscreen honour the Northern Beaches lifestyle. The hotel’s concierge service can even book you in for stand-up paddle boarding, yoga or other shoreside activities.
While it might be next to the airport, Moxy is one of Sydney’s hippest hotels. With a soft pink glow, a bartop check-in, signature welcome cocktails and rental bikes by the door, staying at Moxy is designed to be youthful in every way. The hotel is designed for play with ping-pong tables for communal moments and a live Instagram feed of guest shots from around the world as well as an onsite cafe that sources its coffee from Marrickville’s Double Roasters, making it perfect for the millennial hustlers taking on their digital nomad path.
Pullman Hotel Penrith
Don’t forget about the West when planning your weekend escapades, Penrith’s first five-star hotel has joined the show. The property boasts 153 rooms and suites, a revolutionised wellness and fitness centre and a show-stopping conference centre. Located in the heart of the Panthers Leisure & Entertainment Precinct there is also no shortage of things for visitors to do, but the true drawcard of the property is that it’s halfway between the beach and mountains.