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AFTER YEARS under construction with two different builders, a highly anticipated city hotel has finally confirmed its grand opening date.

Guests will be welcomed into W Sydney from October 12, marking the return of Marriott International’s luxury lifestyle brand to the Harbour City.

Featuring 585 guest rooms and suites set between the north and south thoroughfares of the Western Distributor freeway, W Sydney will proffer a bespoke blue interior befitting a day-to-night social destination.

“W Hotels is a brand that was born in New York but destined for Sydney,” said Craig Seaward, General Manager.

“The pulse of the city is so aligned with the W spirit – the sense of originality and curiosity, the unique take on luxury, the bold attitude. Eclectic and unexpected, this new hotel will be a beacon for the harbour.”

W Sydney will feature a two-storey rooftop bar 29/30, WET Deck and its heated infinity pool overlooking Darling Harbour, AWAY Spa, FIT gym, signature restaurant BTWN, Living Room bar and state-of-the-art event spaces.

Set to become one of Sydney’s most sought-after venues, with dress circle views of the harbour looking out across a 30-metre mosaic-inlaid infinity pool, 29/30 is a place to revel at a higher level, enjoying wine, cocktails and a Basque-inspired tapas menu.

The wardrobe worn by the hotel’s talent has been curated in partnership with celebrity stylist Jess Pecoraro, whose clients include such icons as Louis Vuitton, Bottega Veneta and Fendi.


A NEW hotel is offering a range of exclusive packages and special rates for guests who book directly through the company website.

Peppers Manly Beach has just opened outside Sydney, showcasing a range of 42 studios, apartments and suites.

The property is situated in the heart of Manly, offering guests access to Manly Beach, local attractions, boutique shopping and a vibrant dining scene.

Amenities include two swimming pools, three conference spaces and underground parking.

“Peppers Manly Beach showcases the perfect blend of coastal charm, exquisite design and unparalleled service,” said Sarah Derry, CEO Accor Pacific.

To celebrate its opening, Peppers Manly Beach is offering special rates starting from $333 per night in a superior one-bedroom apartment for those who book online via


DESIGNED TO delight the young and young-at-heart, Moxy Sydney Airport has just opened its doors for the first time.

Located in Mascot in the inner-south of Sydney, the 301-bed property marks the brand’s debut in Australia.

The hotel is easily accessible from the CBD and major tourist sites, while the local Mascot neighbourhood offers a mix of shopping and dining options on the hotel’s doorstep. 

“We have been fiercely focused on introducing new lifestyle brands to Australia that will appeal to the changing needs of modern travellers,” said Sean Hunt, Area Vice President of Australia, New Zealand and Pacific for Marriott International.

“The debut of Moxy’s disruptive hotel experience at Sydney Airport does just that, ringing in an exciting new era for Marriott International in the country.”

The hotel’s façade is distinguished by a public art mural created by local artist Elliott Routledge. Tech-savvy touches within the rooms include motion-activated LED lights, keyless entry, 55-inch flat-screen TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi help, in addition to a retro phone where guests can listen to a themed bedtime story. Rates start at $209 per night.


A $20MILLION refurbishment has paid handsome dividends with the opening of a new style of boutique hotel Down Under.

The unveiling of the 216-room Hotel Indigo Melbourne on Flinders Lane debuts the global brand in the city.

Formerly a Holiday Inn, the property’s reinvention has been inspired by the history and legends of the neighbourhood, primarily internationally acclaimed fashion photographer Helmut Newton whose original studio was nearby.

With Newton’s work as muse, fashion, art and runway combine to invite guests into an enclave of collected and commissioned photographic artwork, starting with a dramatic lobby-gallery space and lounge – there’s even a specially designed selfie booth for guests to capture their own Newton-esque memory.

“We believe Hotel Indigo Melbourne on Flinders will captivate and inspire curious guests looking to enjoy the city in new ways,” said Jan Smits, CEO, Asia Pacific of Pro-invest Group.

Guest rooms feature more local artists’ commissioned works and dynamic city views across a patchwork of heritage and new buildings. A mezzanine level fitness centre will open in October and stylish meeting and event facilities for up to 200 guests will be complete in early 2024.

Guests won’t need to wander far to discover the city’s renowned dining, with the opening of new streetside Spanish taperia, bar and restaurant BESO.

The restaurant will be helmed by Ana Cortes Garcia, a Spaniard with vast international experience and a Melbourne Chef’s Hat accolade. Diners will be challenged by contemporary twists on traditional Spanish tapas.


THE AMBITIOUS roll out of a successful apartment hotel accommodation model is set to continue in Australia next year.

The Veriu Group will open its first South Australian property, Veriu Adelaide, midway through 2024.

The project is also breaking new ground as one of the group’s first office conversions, with the transformation of more than 5,000-square-metres of vacant office space into the state-of-the-art, 111-apartment hotel.

Located in King William Street in the heart of the CBD, the property will ultimately offer a mix of modern studio, interconnecting studios and one-bedroom suites, designed to accommodate solo and group travel, for business or leisure.

The property will offer fully self-catering apartments – each one including a fully-equipped kitchen, desk and fast, high-quality internet – as well as comprehensive conference and meeting facilities, a gym and a guest laundry.

“We see this as a great opportunity to take advantage of a prime site location in a new market for us – Adelaide – where we’ve identified growing demand for quality CBD accommodation,” said Zed Sanjana, Veriu Group CEO.

More announcements about the opening of new Veriu and Punthill apartment hotels at various sites are expected from the Victorian-based Veriu Group in the coming months.