W Hotel Sydney opens: See inside city’s most eye-catching new luxury hotel as bold harborside design finally opens after pandemic delays
The wait for one of the world’s leading designer hotel chains to open a property in Sydney is finally over.
The highly anticipated opening of W Sydney on the harbor foreshore overlooking Darling Harbor sees the luxury hotel officially open its doors on Thursday 12 October.
Located at 31 Wheat Road in Sydney, the uniquely designed building – comparable to a wave or a glass “spaceship” – will offer 588 rooms neatly nestled in the middle of the Western Distributor Viaduct, one of the busiest hubs in the CBD .
The luxury W Sydney hotel (photo) will open its doors on Thursday October 12 with a spectacular structure equipped with 588 rooms
This eye-catching structure, which cost a billion dollars to build, is also equipped with a rooftop bar, a 24-hour restaurant and leisure facilities including a spa and gym.
Guests are treated to spectacular harbor views from iconic waterfront landmarks such as the popular King Street Warf and Barangaroo.
Some suites will also offer views of the city skyline.
The building’s glass exterior and oddly shaped curve make the comparison to a spaceship even more obvious.
The lavishly decorated rooms and suites will cost guests several hundred dollars for an overnight stay.
Visitors can expect to pay between $401 and $509 per night to stay at the W.
Suites that include one- and two-bedroom options will cost between $665 and $2,909 per night.
Rooms (pictured) at the new W Hotel are priced high for an overnight stay.
Some of the suites including one- and two-bedroom options will cost between $665 and $2,909 per night.
Stephen Crawley, co-founder of London-based interior design firm Bowler James Brindley, was tasked with planning the hotel’s interior aesthetic.
Mr Crawley said The Australian the interior of the hotel was to reflect the stunning exterior of the building.
“The inside has to be as efficient as the outside,” he said.
“The last thing you want is to be disappointed.”
Mr Crawley hailed the hotel as a structure that could only be built in very few places – with appropriate decor to match its imposing presence.
“It’s a superyacht in the sky,” he said.
The hotel’s sumptuously decorated interiors (pictured) offer spectacular views of the Sydney skyline and Darling Harbor waterfront.
This eye-catching structure, which cost $1 billion to build, is also equipped with a rooftop bar, a 24-hour restaurant and leisure facilities including a spa and gym.
Luxury developer Greaton began planning construction of the facility in 2016.
The famous hotel and resort consortium Marriot, which owns W Hotels, boldly declared in 2018 that the building would be open in Sydney by 2020.
Following the collapse of builders and the economic devastation created for more than two years by the Covid pandemic, the hotel will open its doors in less than a week.
W Hotels also operate in Melbourne and Brisbane.