- Published on Wednesday, 14 September 2011 15:52
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The Darling hotel in Sydney, a new five-star hotel set to open next month, has joined Worldhotels.
The hotel features 171 rooms and suites overlooking Sydney Harbour with panoramic views of the city skyline, the iconic Harbour Bridge and distant Blue Mountains.
The top floors feature two-bedroom penthouse suites designed by renowned LA designer, Lawrence Lee, with floor-to-ceiling harbour views, bespoke furniture, fireplaces, media rooms, butler service and private VIP arrival.
The Darling is part of a $860 million refurbishment and extension of one-of-a-kind entertainment destination The Star, with the entire complex re-orientated to face the harbour. In addition to the existing hotel and apartments, The Darling brings total rooms and suites at The Star to over 650 across three towers.
Along with The Darling, the entire complex incorporates over 20 new restaurants and bars, a shopping area and fully refurbished casino which is expected to open from mid-September onwards.
The new restaurants, bars and cafes feature renowned Australian and international chefs including David Chang, Teage Ezard, Stefano Manfredi, Adriano Zumbo, Flying Fish & Chips and Golden Century. The hotel is also home to a Japanese restaurant called Sokyo, from Chase Kojima, formerly with Nobu restaurants.
A day spa with 16 private rooms is set to deliver pampering to highest levels. An extensive array of Asian and European inspired treatments includes an indulgent hamam, the Turkish variant of a steam bath, sauna or Russian Bath. The spa will be run by experienced international spa operator, Jeanette Haua.
The Darling's general manager Drew Schlesinger said, "We are pleased that The Darling is teaming up with sister hotel Star City Hotel & Apartments of Echo Entertainment and Worldhotels. This is going to be an exciting partnership that attracts more local visitors and international travellers to our complex The Star."