Featuring picturesque views, a vibrant night life and waterfront dining – Darling Harbour has a lot to offer the thriving business events industry. Read on to discover some of the best spots in the precinct where you can meet, eat and rest your head.
PARK Royal Darling Harbour
Park Royal Darling Harbour is an urban sanctuary located in Sydney’s central business district. It offers 340 rooms, seven flexible meeting rooms and a pillar-less ballroom. Kick back at the hotel’s onsite restaurant Abode Bistro and Bar to enjoy a distinctive menu featuring locally sourced produce as well as boutique wines, craft beers and signature cocktails. Both Abode Bistro and the property’s lobby breakfast restaurant, Barkers, are available as event spaces.
Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour
Ovolo 1888 is the only boutique hotel within the vicinity of the newly opened International Conventional Centre Sydney. This funky 90 key hotel offers a choice of room types including King, King Deluxe, Loft (split level), Junior Suite (with bath), Shaken (with bath) and Stirred (suite). Intimate meetings and receptions can also be accommodated in the Stirred Suite and the B.i.G (Business is Good) room.
Hyatt Regency Sydney
The recently rebadged Hyatt Regency Sydney (formerly a Four Points by Sheraton) is an upscale haven for both business and leisure travellers alike. Located adjacent to Darling Harbour, the waterside retreat boasts 892 guest rooms as well as 3,700m² of events space including two ballrooms and 21 meeting rooms. After a day of productive meetings, take some time to enjoy the view from the hotel’s open air rooftop bar Zephyr.
Novotel Rockford Darling Harbour
Situated within easy walking distance of Sydney’s main attractions such as Chinatown, the Powerhouse Museum, Sea life Sydney Aquarium and the IMAX Theatre is the Novotel Sydney Rockford Darling Harbour. The 230 room property features all the comforts of home alongside round the clock room service and complimentary wi-fi. For special events or conferences a choice of five venues – fully kitted out with the latest AV equipment – are available. Unwind afterwards for a quiet drink at the Pumphouse Sydney, the hotel’s heritage-listed microbrewery which offers 60 craft and premium brews.
Coming soon: Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour
Come November this year, Darling Harbour will be home to an all-new Sofitel hotel.
The $350 million waterfront property, which boasts 590 guest rooms and 35 enviable suites, offers nine flexible meeting spaces perfect to host anything from haute couture fashion shows to gala dinners and large scale meetings or conferences.
Corporate clients can be wined and dined at Atelier by Sofitel, the property’s signature restaurant which will serve up the finest epicurean delights.