Sydney’s latest five-star hotel has officially opened in the heart of Darling Harbour. Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour, the first newly built international luxury hotel since the Olympics, features 590 stylish guest rooms boasting some of the best views across Darling Harbour and the city, a swanky rooftop bar and infinity pool, three sophisticated bars and a signature French restaurant.
Designed by renowned multi award-winning Sydney architect Richard Francis-Jones, the opening of the hotel heralds an ongoing revitalisation of the Darling Harbour precinct, while following a wave of new hotel development in Sydney, with over 40 hotels expected to open up in the next five years.
One of the hotel’s most notable feature is the luxe Le Rivage Pool Bar, that combines the relaxed sophistication of a Mediterranean beach with the urban buzz of Sydney. Hotel guests can sip cocktails and swim the summer arvos away in the 20 metre infinity pool, while soaking up the idyllic surrounds of a magnificent city skyline.
Guests staying in the Club Sofitel rooms and suites on levels 28 – 34 will be given the royal treatment with personalised services offering private check-in, use of the meeting room for more intimate gatherings and access to other special privileges.
The French inspired rotisserie and grill, Atelier by Sofitel will be serving the very best local seasonal produce prepared by the finest French culinary techniques, while The Champagne Bar, Sydney’s largest champagne bar are offering 20 different types of Champagne. There will be bubbles from the smaller houses such as Canard-Duchene and Pol Roger to the houses of Louis Roederer and Pommery, and also a special Louis Roederer Champagne from the 2009 vintage in collaboration with artist Philippe Starck.
You’ll be packing your bags ASAP when you hear about the Grand Opening Package Sofitel are offering. From $529, you will be treated to an overnight accommodation in a Superior Darling Harbour View room, buffet breakfast for two at Atelier by Sofitel restaurant, a Champagne degustation served at the Champagne Bar for two people, as well as a selection of Ladurée sweets and late checkout of 3pm.