First glimpse: W Sydney will open its doors from October 2023

The countdown is officially on for Sydney’s newest luxury hotel listing and we think it’ll be worth the wait

A new wave of opulence: Luxury hotel lovers won’t have to wait too much longer to experience a new world of unparalleled W spoils in Sydney.

W Hotels has announced W Sydney will open in October 2023, beginning the countdown for what is arguably the country’s most anticipated new stay.

First glimpse: W Sydney will open its doors from October 2023

The $1 billion accommodation and ‘The Ribbon’ entertainment complex will make itself at home on the eastern edge of Sydney’s Darling Harbour.

Positioned neatly – albeit somewhat intrusively – between two expressways, the new hotel will serve as somewhat of a welcome monument to the city. Its unique wave-like façade – a not-so-subtle nod to Sydney’s coastline – is unlike any other in the city skyline.

Those who judge a book by its cover will undoubtedly have high expectations.

What can we expect?

In short – big things.

W Sydney is set to become one of Sydney’s largest hotels, sporting 585 rooms across 25 floors. Guests who stay regularly can expect each experience to look and feel different, with London design agency Bowler James Brindley’s vision encompassing a unique footprint for each room.

Inside, ultra modern is the motif; think futuristic chic. Intended to mirror the hotel’s concave exterior, the sophisticated rooms and suites will feature curved walls, eclectic prints and circular bath tubs – design elements indented to reflect the city’s urban energy.

Craig Seaward, General Manager of W Sydney says the hotel’s attention to design elements are a highlight. “To cross the threshold of W Sydney will be to enter an exciting new world of creativity, design, culture and connection. We simply can’t wait to welcome our guests.”

Beyond the rooms

In terms of ways to spend your time here, W Sydney houses a two-storey rooftop bar from which to enjoy sweeping harbour views.

A high-end restaurant, inviting lobby bar and multiple event spaces will be there to entertain guests, while an infinity pool and W Hotel’s signature Away Spa are set to offer otherworldly relaxation.

Virtually a world of its own, there’s will be no real reason to leave the complex. The Ribbon will also encompass an IMAX theatre, apartments and retail outlets for guests to peruse, should they tire of W Sydney spoils.

How much will it cost to stay here?

Good news for Marriot Bonvoy members, W is part of Marriott’s stable of brands, meaning that Marriott Bonvoy members will be able to enjoy all their perks, including member’s rates, at W Sydney.

Pricing details are yet to be released, but if W Hotel’s other properties are anything to go by, it won’t be cheap!

Currently, the lowest regular rate we can find for W Melbourne is $529 AUD per night ($518 member rate for Marriot Bonvoy members). Suites here start at $879 AUD per night, and the Extreme WOW Penthouse Suite fetches a pretty $8,000 a night.

Similarly, the cheapest room at the W Brisbane is currently going for $429 AUD a night ($420 for Marriot Bonvoy members). We’re expecting to see rates perhaps slightly higher than these at W Sydney.

W hotel Brisbane pricing
W hotel Melbourne pricing
W Melbourne and W Brisbane prices suggest that booking a standard room at W Sydney won’t be cheap.

W Sydney will join W Hotels’ current family of 55 hotels, which are scattered across more than 25 countries.  

The property’s initial 2020 launch has been continually pushed back following years of pandemic-induced construction delays.  

Now with an October 2023 opening firmly locked in – proof that good things come to those who wait – luxury hotel lovers can truly begin to imagine themselves inside of W Sydney. 

Do you think W Sydney is worth the wait? 

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