Hotels

Luxe boutique hotel brand to make Australasian debut in Sydney this year

Aiden Darling Harbour is set to open in mid-2021, marking the luxury boutique hotel brand’s debut in Australasia.

Constructed across eight storeys in a beautifully remodelled 1930s art deco building, the Pyrmont hotel will feature 88 compact rooms, a 25-metre-high hidden mural and contactless technology.

Aiden Darling Harbour’s guest rooms will offer snooze-inducing features like a pillow menu, a meditation and white noise channels, double-glazed windows, blackout blinds, and customisable lighting with pre-set bio-adaptive scenes.

These are complemented by a ready-to-fill mini-fridge, a Nespresso coffee pod machine, a Dyson hairdryer, refillable Rituals bathroom amenities, a combined clothing steamer and iron, a wall-mounted TV with Chromecast, and space-saving storage.

Some rooms also feature a private balcony complete with outdoor furniture, looking out to Darling Harbour and the city skyline.

A unique highlight of each room is the wall murals above the bed head depicting flora from the local area, hand-painted by award-winning Australian artist Jessica Le Clerc.

She is also the creator of the hotel’s secret internal wall mural, which is visible only from a handful of rooms, providing a private art exhibition experience to select guests.

Other locally-inspired works by Jess can be seen in the boutique hotel’s combined lobby, café and bar on the street-level facing Pyrmont Bridge, where guests (and locals) can enjoy all-day dining and access 24-hour reception, self-check-in and check-out via kiosk, complimentary WiFi and digital room keys.

The Aiden-branded hotel is the latest offering from BWH Hotel Group, a global hotel company that encompasses WorldHotels, Best Western and SureStay, and their suite of 16 brands.


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