While Sydney is certainly experiencing an uptick in re-opened refurbished hotels in recent years — Swissotel Sydney, The Strand and Novotel Sydney City Centre, to name a few — it’s also had a surge of new properties launch. In September 2023, Sydney Morning Herald shared that 20,000 new hotel rooms had opened in Sydney in the last three years alone.
Ahead, we’re sharing what’s in store for this year. While there aren’t too many new hotels in Sydney announced to open in 2024 yet, we’ve rounded up those that we know so far, as well as a couple set to open in regional NSW.
Surry Hills will welcome a 102-room boutique hotel in September 2024 in the form of The Eve. Operated by TFE Hotels, the property will also be home to event spaces, retail shops, and a restaurant and bar space called the Cloister. The hotel itself will include curved brickwork, stone pathways, and a rooftop pool with views of the city.
Accor’s 25hours brand has properties all over Europe, as well as one in Dubai and another in Jakarta. And at the end of 2024, the brand will be represented in Sydney too, with the opening of a 25hours on Sydney’s Oxford Street in Paddington. Taking over a heritage-listed former West Olympia Theatre, the hotel will house 109 rooms, dining venues, a wellness centre, and a rooftop bar. Renowned Sydney architect Tonkin Zulaikha Greer has been tasked with designing the space.
New Hotels in Regional NSW
Sea Sea, Crescent Head
Once a sleepy surfer town, Crescent Head on the Mid-North Coast of NSW has experienced a surge in travellers, not to mention new residents who moved north during COVID. A new hotel inspired by the surf culture in the area in the ’70s will help to accommodate new visitors. Set to open this autumn, Sea Sea will have 25 design-forward rooms and a pool.
The founders of Bali hotel The Slow, the husband and wife duo of George Gorrow and Cisco Tschurtschenthaler are behind the project. Like its Canggu hotel counterpart, this spot will be more than just a place to rest your head. It’ll focus on food, music, entertainment, art, stylish design, and surfing, hosting regular art exhibitions and selling its own clothing.
Punthill Maitland, Maitland
Maitland is getting its first new hotel in more than a decade in the form of Punthill Maitland, set to open in April. The property will be the first from the Veriu Group, and will be fitted with 76 apartment-style rooms — think kitchenettes and in-room laundries — alongside conference facilities, gym and café