Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour hotel opens

International luxury hotel Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour has opened its doors in Sydney's CBD.

The Champagne bar
The Champagne bar

It has been built opposite the International Convention Centre, and the $500M (£2.81m) new build will become a cornerstone in the ongoing revitalisation of the vibrant Darling Harbour precinct.

AccorHotels Pacific CEO Simon McGrath said: "Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour will be the first new-build five-star hotel the city has seen in more than 15 years and it is going to be a flagship property not only for AccorHotels but for the Australian hotel industry."

More than 40 hotels are scheduled to open in Sydney over the next five years to support the city’s tourism growth.

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