Sydney’s hottest hotel opening of 2017 announces Golden Ticket competition



Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour is celebrating the launch of its online bookings by offering one lucky person the Golden Ticket of a lifetime.

The Golden Ticket comprises 9 double-pass tickets to events and quintessential Sydney experiences for two people. Some of the key events include tickets to Arsenal FC vs Sydney FC and the State of Origin, tickets to see comedian Chris Rock, tickets to the Russian National Ballet: Romeo and Juliet at the State Theatre, passes to Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb, a private helicopter flight over Sydney, and New Year’s Eve accommodation in the Prestige Suite at Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour.



To go into the draw to win the Golden Ticket, a gold pass to the best events and attractions Sydney has to offer, guests need simply make a reservation at Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour from now until 4 June 2017 for stays from 1 November 2017.


GM for Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour, Greg Brady, said, “We are thrilled to be progressing closer to opening this landmark hotel which will showcase the very best of our city and be a hotel that all of Sydney can be very proud of. With bookings now live we are excited to be offering one lucky person a Gold Pass to some of the city’s best events and experiences. The Golden Ticket winner will be front and centre at some of the best cultural events at the Sydney Opera House and the State Theatre, they will have A‐grade seats to major sporting events at Qudos Bank Arena, and they will have the coveted Prestige Suite at Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour for three nights over New Year’s Eve.”

When Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour opens in less than 7 months, it will not only be the newest landmark in vibrant Darling Harbour, it will become the hotel of choice for guests to stay and dine. Guests will be wowed by the hotel’s imposing glass exterior featuring a triangular accent and striking porte‐cochere, designed by multi‐award winning Sydney architect Richard Francis‐Jones from Francis‐Jones Morehen Thorp architects. Francis‐Jones’ design draws inspiration from the area’s waterside heritage, reimagining maritime motifs in a vibrant modern style in all 590 guestrooms, including the hotels 35 coveted suites, boasting some of the best views in Sydney.




While the architecture pays tribute to the maritime industries that formerly occupied the site, the hotel’s cutting‐edge design places it squarely at the centre of Darling Harbour’s future. Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour will meet sustainability targets as part of a transformed tourism precinct with a 6‐star green rating, as well as feature spectacular external lighting to enhance Darling Harbour at night.




Esprit Noir lobby bar, located on the ground floor, offers an elegant space to indulge and relax, with a favourite cognac or cocktail before proceeding to the hotel’s restaurant for dinner. With the Parisian elegance of a French inspired rotisserie and grill, Atelier by Sofitel will be the hotel’s signature dining restaurant, serving epicurean delights and nouvelle French fare. Complete with a Champagne Bar, the hotel will be the place in Sydney to savour fine French Champagne or a signature cocktail whilst watching the sunset over the city skyline.
Channelling the relaxed sophistication of a Mediterranean beach meets the urban energy of Sydney, Le Rivage Bar on the fourth floor will become one of the city’s highly sort after outdoor spaces. Le Rivage Bar will be emblematic of the hotel’s vibrancy and Darling Harbour’s transformation, a place to laze the day away while sipping cocktails, swimming in the infinity pool or working out in the SoFit gym, while overlooking the city skyline.


Exclusive to guests staying in Club Sofitel accommodation, Club Millesime Lounge, located at the very top of the hotel on level 35 will offer breathtaking views over Darling Harbour and the city. Offering a refined environment, Club Millesime Lounge will present an array of personalised services exclusive to guests, such as private check-in, access to a private meeting room for more intimate gatherings and access to other special privileges.
With nine flexible meeting spaces, including a grand 450-person Magnifique Ballroom, Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour is also well‐appointed to host any style of event, from haute couture fashion shows to gala dinners and large scale meetings or conferences with state‐of‐the‐art audio visual technology. Each and every Sofitel around the world is culturally linked with a city or region in France that shares similar attributes in terms of culture, landscape and design.


Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour is culturally linked with Marseilles, the epitome of vibrant waterside sophistication. From industrial ports to sophisticated harbours, the energy of transformation which runs through Marseilles and Sydney’s Darling Harbour make them a fine cultural link pairing. Each Sofitel hotel internationally has a number of identifying elements which they adopt to help bring the hotel to life and Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour will become the new benchmark. From a signature fragrance, to evening candle lighting ceremonies, a welcome drink, to the implementation of Sofitel Wine Days ‐ a month of celebrating French wine and art‐de‐vivre, Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour will become a destination in its own right.

Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour is now open for bookings from November 2017.





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