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Australia’s first Curio, West Hotel, opens in Sydney

M&L Hospitality has officially opened the first Curio Collection by Hilton hotel in Australia, the 182-room West Hotel Sydney.

“Opening the first Curio Collection hotel in Australia is a very exciting milestone for us,” said Curio Collection by Hilton global head, Mark Nogal.

“Being such a culturally rich city and the capital of New South Wales, Sydney is the perfect location to add to our growing global collection, which now boasts nearly 50 hotels.

“West Hotel will offer curious travellers seeking an authentic, memorable travel experience the ideal base to discover Sydney.”

Designed by Australian Architecture firm Fitzpatrick and Partners, with interiors by Woods Bagot, the hotel has a modern classic design theme, featuring deep tones with marble and brass accents. A strong botanical theme runs throughout the hotel, most evident in the beautiful open-air garden atrium and white waratah motif in the lobby.

The property features 182 stylish guest rooms, including four spacious suites. Each room is equipped with Bluetooth-enabled audio-visual technology and an open work area, with suites offering a separate sleek living area. The hotel also features a fully equipped gym and a private meeting/dining room.

“Corporate and leisure travellers are demanding a distinctly different hotel stay, with many opting for a boutique, personalised and well-located hotel experience,” said M&L Hospitality CEO, Neil Maxwell.

“West Hotel’s prime position close to Barangaroo and strong design elements will provide these travellers with a truly new and unique hotel experience in this dynamic Sydney CBD location.”

Contributing to the lively Sydney dining scene is the on-property restaurant Solander Dining and Bar. Named after the first fleet botanist who arrived in Australia from England and helped discover several plant types, Daniel Solander, the restaurant and bar offer a modern Australian all-day dining experience with a focus on seasonal and botanical produce.

Leading the Solander team is executive chef David Vandenabeele who joins the hotel after working as the head chef at a leading hotel in New York. David’s food philosophy is to select the highest quality ingredients to create dishes that are nourishing and mindful of food origins.

West Hotel Sydney General Manager, Jane Lyons, said: “Our motivated and engaged team members very much look forward to welcoming guests to West Hotel, providing them with exceptional experiences that exude the distinctive spirit of Sydney, and offering them all the hallmarks of Hilton hospitality as part of the Curio Collection.”

West Hotel is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 14 distinct hotel brands.

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