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New Sydney Hotels: 2022’s Latest Ways to Stay

Travel is opening back up for Sydney again and the good news is that along with all of our favourite old ways to stay there are some great new Sydney hotels that have either opened in the last year or are about to open their doors in 2022.  

While our look at the best new additions to the Sydney hotel scene concentrates on 2021 and 2022 openings, as international tourists have only just been allowed back into the country for the first time in almost two years, we’re also letting a few late 2020 hotels sneak onto the list.

Ready to see where you could be staying next? Let’s go…

Kimpton Margot Sydney , CBD

After years of anticipation, the boutique hotel pioneers Kimpton have finally arrived in Australia and we were among the first to see the Kimpton Margot Sydney after she opened her doors on Valentines Day 2022.

Every Kimpton hotel has its own unique identity and the Kimpton Margot Sydney is tapping into the artistic women who helped shape the Australian art scene in the 1930s. As well as setting the hotel in one of the city’s historic Art Deco buildings, the Kimpton Margot Sydney will also create an immersive art program with an eclectic lineup of local artists.

The Kimpton Margot Sydney features 172 luxury rooms and suites, a range of culinary experiences by one of Australia’s top chefs, Luke Mangan, a rooftop swimming pool, in-styled event spaces, and other hotel hallmarks.

Guests are treated to complimentary drinks in the bar from 5-6pm every night, can explore Sydney on two wheels on free Lekker bikes, and there’s no extra cost if you’d like to bring a four legged friend, with Kimpton’s ‘if it fits in the lift’ hotel pet policy extended to this new Sydney stay.

Even if you’re not staying in the hotel we can highly recommend treating yourself to a meal at Luke’s Kitchen or a cocktail in the bar. We were lucky enough to be in town for the first Bottomless Brunch and can happily report that every dish in the five course degustation was a hit. And at $85 it’s insanely good value, especially when you consider the free flowing sparkling Veuve D’Argent Blanc de Blanc Brut and Triennes Rosé Provence rosé.

For an extra treat, say yes when the bloody Mary trolley and the caviar trolley rolls around. This is one brunch you’ll be telling your friends about for weeks.

Aiden Darling Harbour

Set in a landmark 1930s Art Deco building the Aiden Darling Harbour officially opened its doors on the 1st of February 2022, and a couple of days later we were among the very first to stay.

There’s a lot to love in this new boutique hotel, including the gorgeous hand painted murals by award-winning artist in residence Jessica Le Clerc.

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On our sneak peek at the different room types we were able to see how every mural is different, with each of the artworks beside the bed featuring local native flowers. Those in internal rooms have something different. Rather than a mural on the wall they look out onto the hidden mural, a 25m high rainforest scene that’s all the more beautiful on a rainy day.

We also loved the sustainable touches including Moda bottles in the fridge that can be refilled with still or sparkling taps on every floor, and the way the air we were breathing in our room hadn’t been shared with other rooms thanks to the hotel’s state-of-the-art air-conditioning units and filters.

The Aiden Hotel also gets bonus points for having a steamer in every room, as well as a cupboard full of ironing boards and irons in the hallway for those who prefer to go old school when they tackle creases.

The Wayfarer’s Bar & Cafe is a great spot to enjoy a locally brewed beer or a cocktail mixed with local spirits. You can also take the custom bottled cocktails to your room but personally we liked the extra touches in the bar when they added a salt rim and chilli to our Firecracker Margarita.

After opening with 42 guest rooms in February the Aiden will add another 46 rooms from April 2022, with the completed hotel having 88 compact rooms, some with access to an open-air private balcony with harbor and city skyline views. Just in time to become a new place to stay for Vivid Sydney.

Ace Hotel Sydney, Surry Hills

Australia is also about to get its very first Ace Hotel, and as those who’ve stayed in their properties in other parts of the world know, that’s a pretty exciting thing. The Golden Age Group will premiere its first property in Surry Hills in early 2022. True to its brand, Ace Hotel Sydney will reflect the culture, creativity, and energy of Surry Hills with distinct modern craftsmanship and design in collaboration with Flack Studio.

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This new Sydney hotel features 264 luxury rooms, a communal lobby, a ground-floor cafe and restaurant, a gym for the health buffs, and a rooftop bar and restaurant looking out over the city.

W Sydney, Darling Harbour

The countdown has begun to the day the W Sydney rolls out the welcome mat in November 2022.  Part of Sydney’s stunning ‘The Ribbon’ building, the W Sydney will become the anchor to one of Sydney’s newest architectural landmarks.  

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The W Sydney will have 585 rooms, 159 studio and specialty suites, five supreme Wow Suites, and the ultra-luxe Extreme Wow Suite on Level 27. The hotel will come with a two-story rooftop bar and W’s signature Living Room Bar, heated indoor and outdoor pools and a state-of-the-art FIT gym.

And with 1300 square meters of event space across eight rooms, as well as floor-to-ceiling windows looking out over the harbour from the Great Room, the W Sydney is bound to become a new hot spot for Sydney events.

W Sydney new hotel for 2022

Crown Towers Sydney, Barangaroo

One of the more controversial new additions to the Sydney skyline, this shiny building literally towers 275m over Barangaroo and Sydney Harbour. Sydney’s first six-star hotel features a bespoke blown glass chandelier with 396 crystal clad ‘blades’ of glass, rich textiles, art installations, and high-end finishes throughout.

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Crown Towers Sydney has 349 rooms, 20 villas, and two premium villas, including the two-level top villa. All rooms, suites, and villas come with floor-to-ceiling windows for uninterrupted views.

Crown Towers has 14 restaurants to choose from, a 26th-floor terrace bar, heated infinity pool, spa and massage treatments, a tennis court, and a gym with scenic views.

Crown Towers Sydney exterior
Crown Towers Sydney Opera King Room

A by Adina Sydney, CBD

A modern addition to the Sydney CBD hotel scene, the A by Adina Sydney has the city on its doorstep and is just moments away from Australia Square and an easy stroll to the theatre district at Walsh Bay. 

The A by Adina offers modern executive suites and private apartments with upscale amenities, round-the-clock staff, and a lovely sky lobby for lounging. Wrap up your day with a swim in the indoor pool or a drink and bite to eat at the in-house bar and restaurants before retiring for the night.

Little National Sydney, CBD

A distinctive mix of Japanese-style accommodation and modern design, the Little National Sydney is found right above Wynyard train station in the center of the city.

The hotel offers a range of snug yet sleek rooms with high ceilings and lots of natural light. Rooms come with super king beds, free WiFi and movies, Appellees Apothecary products, T2 Tea, and a minibar. Get in a workout at the fitness center is by Technogym or sit back with a cocktail in the rooftop bar.

The Little National is a short walk to the Barangaroo and The Rocks, and when you fancy a spot of shopping the Pitt Street Mall is an easy stroll away too.

Little National Sydney room
Little National Sydney rooftop

Crowne Plaza Sydney, Burwood

Once known as the Marsden Hotel, the Crowne Plaza Sydney Burwood has now joined the InterContinental Hotels Group family, adding 90 guest rooms with premium amenities to Sydney’s IHG lineup. 

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There’s a rooftop Skye Bar for drinks, an in-house restaurant with a focus on wood-fired and charcoal-roasted fare for meals, and an outdoor pool to cool off in. This new Sydney hotel is nice and close to Burwood Chinatown where you can find more than two dozen hawker-style eateries. And when you want to go into the city you can sit back and relax on the train.

Capella Sydney, CBD

Set to beautifully connect the past to the present when it opens in late 2022, Capella Sydney will take the historic Lands and Education Buildings and create a new way to stay in Sydney. As well as meticulously restoring parts of the building the hotel will share hand-picked pieces of furniture, artifacts, and art from the Ministry of Lands Building’s archives.

The luxury hotel will create 274 Deluxe and Grand Rooms and One Bedroom Suites, as well as a Sandstone Spa and Fitness Centre, a rooftop harbor lounge, in-house restaurant, and Gallery room for private events.

Capella Sydney

So there we have the new Sydney hotels you need to know for 2021 and 2022. Which one are you most looking forward to staying in?

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