An artist's impression of Pullman Sydney Penrith

Accor is teaming up with Western Sydney sporting organisation Panthers Group to open a five-star Pullman hotel in Penrith in the fourth quarter of 2023.

The upper upscale Pullman Sydney Penrith will be part of the new state-of-the-art Penrith Panthers precinct, which will serve as a business and entertainment destination.

The 153-room hotel will feature an onsite restaurant and bar with private dining rooms, as well as a ground-floor café, and will service the adjoining Western Sydney Conference Centre (WSCC), which will open around the same time.

An artist’s impression of inside the Western Sydney Conference Centre

“Sport plays a crucial role in Australian culture and, by tourism and sporting organisations working together, our guests have the ability to enjoy incredible experiences and service,” said Accor Pacific CEO, Sarah Derry.

Panthers Group CEO, Brian Fletcher, said the hotel will be a welcome addition to Western Sydney’s tourism offering.

“[This hotel] builds upon the existing and upcoming new amenities within the Panthers precinct and the wider Penrith locale,” he said.

“It is part of our ongoing commitment to deliver world-class facilities to the local community. This development will enhance Penrith’s reputation as a world-class event and tourism destination.”

Derry pointed to Western Sydney as an important location for hotel growth with major infrastructure works underway in the area, including the nearby Western Sydney International Airport which is set to open in 2026.  

“Western Sydney is widely renowned as the engine room of Sydney and we are incredibly proud of our thriving hotels and incredible teams here,” she said.

“Pullman Sydney Penrith will offer leisure and business travellers memorable guest experiences and superb facilities and, once open, this hotel will quickly become the leading accommodation choice in Penrith.”

The sustainably minded Pullman brand is now across 18 hotels and resorts in metropolitan and leisure destinations around Australia, with more in the pipeline.