Posted on 19 Mar 2020 /  0 /  Angela Cowley

As the countdown to opening draws closer, Crowne Plaza Sydney Darling Harbour has unveiled a first look into its spacious guestrooms and suites which showcase the very best in contemporary design and glamorous art deco accents.

With floor to ceiling windows providing picturesque views of Sydney’s streetscape below, the new-build $150m hotel which opens in May 2020 will be a peaceful and intimate sanctuary; a home away from home.

The luxury of space is clearly evident in the 152-guestrooms, with each divided into four distinct zones – a desk space for work, a sofa area to unwind, king size beds for a good night’s sleep and well-lit, spacious bathrooms replete with Antipodes amenities.

From USB outlets and wireless charging stations throughout the hotel, to in-room Bluetooth speakers, unlimited high-speed wifi and Chromecast TVs, the generously sized guestrooms are brimming with technology-led features designed to blend the 9-to-5, 5-to-9 day. Accompanied by IHG’s Sleep Advantage program, which includes plush bedding, pillow menus, aromatherapy spray, sustainably sourced amenities and a bedtime ritual guide, the guestrooms are there to restore, inspire and rejuvenate.

Other hotel facilities that encourage guests to relax and unwind include a rooftop heated infinity pool with city views, a 24-hour fitness centre with state-of-the-art equipment and three food and beverage venues.

Home to a restaurant and bar, and a lobby cafe, Crowne Plaza Sydney Darling Harbour collaborates with local producers and providores to present a range of delicious offerings. Egyptian-born Executive Chef, Mohamed Abdell will helm La Bella Trattoria & Bar, a modern Italian, seasonally inspired restaurant which embraces the simplicity of Italian fare while putting a creative spin on traditional dishes. Centred around antipasto platters, cocktails and an extensive wine list, bar twoeightyeight is destined to become a destination in its own right for after-hours drinks and the after-work crowd. Its long marble bar, gold-dripped statement lights and wrap around glass exterior fronting Sussex Street is sure to make an impact. Rounding out the hotel’s impressive dining options will be Café 58, a grab-and-go style cafe just off the lobby.

With an aim to nurture travellers for years to come, IHG is well-known for its commitment to sustainability and Crowne Plaza Sydney Darling Harbour is no different. The hotel will champion IHG’s Greener Stay program and has retail sized sustainably sourced organic Antipodes skin care products, paperless check-in and event contracting processes, digital compendiums, no single-use plastics in conference rooms, Orca food waste processing machines, bamboo key cards, electric car charging stations and a partnership with Go Get.

Taking just three minutes to walk to Town Hall, five minutes to Pitt Street Mall and under 10 minutes to the International Convention Centre and Barangaroo, Crowne Plaza Sydney Darling Harbour is undoubtedly one of the most connected hotels in the city and the new upscale hotel of choice for locals and international visitors alike.

To celebrate the hotel’s impending opening, Crowne Plaza Sydney Darling Harbour is offering a special pre-opening deal: Stay 2 or more nights and receive 25% off. Bookings must be made between now and 1 May for stays between 1 May and 31 December 2020.

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