W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott International, revealed its re-entry plans and is set to return to the harbour city with the signing of W Sydney. Built and developed by Grocon and funded by Greaton Group, W Sydney is slated for a 2020 debut.
The new-build hotel will be part of ‘The Ribbon’, a development designed by the architect Hassel.
W Sydney will feature 593 guestrooms, suites and serviced apartments and will also have the brand’s pool deck WetDeck with views of Darling Harbour. A restaurant as well as two bars, including the brand’s signature Living Room concept, will round out the hotel’s food and beverage scene. W Sydney will also be home to the W brand’s Away Spa , as well as a gym, and 925 square meters of event space including a grand ballroom.
The opening of W Sydney will mark the third W in Australia alongside W Brisbane that opened in June 2018 and W Melbourne, opening 2020. Together with recent openings like W Amman, W Panama and W Shanghai, the Australia openings will bring W Hotels close to its goal of 75 hotels by the end of 2020. The signing of W Sydney marks close to 20 properties under development in Australia including The Ritz-Carlton Melbourne, The Ritz-Carlton Perth, and The Tasman, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Hobart.
“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,” Ingham added.