One of the world’s leading hotel chains returns to Sydney!

W Hotels has announced it will be returning to Sydney in 2020!


The hotel chain said it has been “harbouring a long-held crush” on the iconic harbour city and the new hotel will be part of ‘the Ribbon’, a new development designed by award-winning architect HASSEL.

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“Sydney – with its glamorous energy, cultural diversity and statement architecture – is the perfect match for W Hotels,” said Anthony Ingham, Global Brand Leader, W Hotels Worldwide.

“Wherever my travels take me, I am asked again and again when W is returning to Sydney, and I am thrilled to finally be able to answer the question. With the long-awaited return of the W brand in Sydney, Australia will now have three W hotels, along with W Brisbane and W Melbourne – demonstrating just how important and exciting this continent is for global travel.”

W Sydney will feature 593 stylish guestrooms, suites and serviced apartments along with the brand’s iconic pool deck, WET DECK, where guests can nab insta-worthy shots of Darling Harbour.

A restaurant serving up local flavours as well as two bars, including the brand’s signature see-and-be-seen Living Room, will round out the hotel’s buzzing cocktail and cuisine scene.

W Sydney will also be home to the W brand’s signature AWAY Spa, as well as a state-of-the-art FIT gym, and 925 square meters of event space (including a grand ballroom) which will set the stage for creative meetings and sparkling social occasions.

“The boundary-breaking approach to luxury from W Hotels is a worldwide phenomenon, and there is no better city than Sydney to shake off convention and shake up the way it’s always been done,” said Richard Crawford, Senior Director Hotel Development, Australia, New Zealand and Pacific, Marriott International.

“We are excited to have found the right location and the right partner who shares our vision. The property will be a game-changer for Sydney and an absolute market leader when it comes to luxury hotels in the city.”

The opening of W Sydney will mark the third W in Australia alongside W Brisbane (just opened in June) and W Melbourne (opening 2020). Together with recent openings like W Amman, W Panama and W Shanghai, the Aussie openings will bring W Hotels close to its goal of 75 hotels by the end of 2020.