Curio Collection by Hilton is set to add its first hotel in Sydney through a management agreement with M&L Hospitality.

Hilton will manage the 182-room, new-build West Hotel Sydney, Curio Collection by Hilton, which is set to open in December 2017 at 65 Sussex Street.

One of Hilton’s 14 brands, Curio Collection by Hilton is a global, upper upscale collection of distinctive hotels and resorts that offer guests one-of-a-kind experiences, each unique to the destination they call home.

“M&L Hospitality is delighted to be expanding its relationship with Hilton with the signing of West Hotel, as part of Curio Collection by Hilton,” said M&L Hospitality CEO, Neil Maxwell.

“The agreement builds on our strong existing partnerships with Hilton at properties in Melbourne, Auckland, Christchurch and Prague. We are eager to introduce this unique Hilton brand into Australia with the launch of West Hotel.”

Designed by Australian Architecture firm, Fitzpatrick and Partners, with interiors by Woods Bagot, West Hotel will have its own distinct character appealing to the curious traveller seeking an authentic Sydney experience.

“As the first Curio Collection hotel in Australia, the signing of West Hotel Sydney is an exciting achievement for us,” said Curio Collection by Hilton Global Head, Mark Nogal.

“Sydney has an eclectic and diverse mix of people, cultures and experiences – all of which are reflected in this property.”

The newly built West Hotel Sydney features 182 stylish guest rooms, including four spacious suites, a restaurant and bar, a fully equipped gym and a private meeting/dining room.

The property will attribute modern classic design elements. Deep tones and marble accents with a strong botanical theme run throughout – from the open-air central garden atrium and the white waratah flower motif in the lobby to the floral-inspired carpet design in the guest rooms.

The hotel will also work with a local Sydney florist to create striking, seasonal arrangements and installations.

“The new West Hotel Sydney is a one-of-a-kind addition to our Australia portfolio. We are extremely pleased to once again work with M&L Hospitality on this remarkable new hotel project,” said, Hilton’s Senior Vice President, Development – Asia and Australasia, Guy Phillips.

“We look forward to welcoming guests to experience all of the hallmarks of a Curio Collection by Hilton property.”

The West Hotel Sydney joins 16 hotels open and under development in Australia, including one, which is already managed on behalf of M&L Hospitality.

James Wilkinson

Editor-In-Chief, Hotel Management