Five of the newest hotels in Sydney to book now
Whether you crave traditional luxury, a minimalist eco experience or the edgy glam of an urban boutique hotel, the harbour city has a plethora of new places to stay.
Here are five freshly opened (or soon to be!) hotels, ready just in time for your next Sydney stopover.
Bookings from: April 2022
Open from: April 2022
This is: Hipster Heaven
About: Ace Atelier reimagines urban spaces for the kind of people that make cities fascinating — think artists, musicians, curious travellers and digital nomads. Ace Sydney is the brand’s first outpost below the equator, with hotels already established in Palm Springs, Kyoto, New York and beyond.
Inside: Housed in a heritage former brick factory, the modernist interiors pay homage to the fabric of Surry Hills, with creative spaces and a warm colour palette. The 264 rooms are all a little different with unique features such as sound-proof textural walls, guitars, eco-friendly amenities and some with floor-to-ceiling windows. Ace lobbies are known around the world for hosting DJs and exhibitions, so Sydney’s Ace entrance is sure to be the place to be.
Location: Surry Hills is Sydney’s answer to New York’s Midtown or Paris’s Le Marais. It’s minutes to the CBD and packed with statement eateries, cool boutiques and historic pubs. It’s easy to get to Ace from Sydney airport — jump on the Airport Link Service to Central Station and walk three mins.
In the Know: Stock up on trendy homewares, robes and artworks at Ace Shop and take a little bit of the Ace style home.
Bookings from: November 2021
Open from: November 2021
This is: Minimalist + Eco-friendly
About: This fuss-free hotel is the brainchild of Singapore-based accommodation brand, MetroResidences. They curate contemporary apartments mainly for business travellers in Singapore, Tokyo, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Hotel Kith is their first hotel designed for travellers in Australia.
Inside: The modern rooms are petite but purposeful spaces with everything you need for a few nights stay in the city. Guests can opt to customise their stay with a welcome bouquet, extra pillows or special requests. It’s easy to check in with contactless mobile check-in, ideal for the busy modern traveller.
Location: Hotel Kith is in the heart of the action in Pyrmont, close to Darling Harbour and the CBD. There are plenty of eateries and boutiques near the hotel and the closest train station is Town Hall, a 15-min walk. The Kith team are happy to put together a bespoke list of things to do just for you.
In the know: Hotel Kith boasts eco-friendly initiatives: guests can decline daily housekeeping for cashback in return and there are sensors in the hotel to conserve energy.
Bookings open: July 2022
Opens from: November 2022
This is: Quirky Luxe
About: The W brand is known globally for turning traditional luxury on its head with futuristic interiors, game-changing Whatever/Whenever service (an innovative program, which guarantees guests get what they want) and buzzing communal spaces. The opening of W Sydney marks the third W opening in Australia following Brisbane and Melbourne.
Inside: The newly built hotel is part of the ground-breaking development The Ribbon, set to elevate the skyline on Darling Harbour with its wavy, shimmering design. Inside guests will find a Living Room bar, two-storey rooftop bar and a Level 29 WET Deck with heated infinity pool overlooking Darling Harbour. There are 585 rooms decked out in signature bold W style.
Location: Built on the site of Sydney’s former IMAX theatre at Darling Harbour, W Sydney will rise up between two freeways. It’s not far from the ICC Sydney, Chinatown and the SEA LIFE Aquarium.
In the know: Book a head-to-toe massage or rejuvenating facial at the on-site AWAY® Spa.
Bookings open: Late January 2022
Open from: Late January 2022
This is: Affordable Style
About: Behind this delightful boutique hotel for the modern traveller is accommodation juggernaut BWH Hotel Group. The brand is all about offering a style-driven but affordable city stay.
Inside: This thoughtfully designed hotel is compact and stylish. The 88 rooms all have one-of-a-kind murals, offer a bespoke pillow menu catered to you and the lobby is actually a combined entrance space, cafe and bar.
Location: Aiden is located in one of Sydney’s most vibrant inner-city precincts, on the edge of the CBD overlooking the Pyrmont Bridge and Darling Harbour. It’s close to the Pyrmont Pedestrian Bridge and Australian Maritime Museum.
In the know: The rooms have intricate botanical murals painted by local artist Jessica Le Clerc and boast Dyson Supersonic hairdryers, Nespresso pod coffee machines and Sleepmaker bedding.
Bookings open: 2022
Open from: 2022
This is: Harbour Heritage
About: Set to open in 2022 just blocks from Sydney Harbour, the Capella Sydney will transform the heritage-listed collection of sandstone Lands and Education Buildings into a grand luxury hotel.
Inside: The new hotel will reimagine the iconic buildings with 274 rooms and unique spaces such as the Plans Room and the carriageway. There will be a stunning indoor pool looking over Bridge Street on Level 6 of the Education Building, along with The Sandstone Spa, Signature Brasserie & Bar and Rooftop Harbour Lounge.
Location: Capella Sydney will be located on Bridge Street in the Sydney CBD, which is close to the transport hub of Circular Quay.
In the know: The beautiful interior references famous Australian explorers with art, artefacts and selected heritage pieces from the Lands Building’s collection.