After seven years of planning and construction Sydney has finally welcomed the city’s 75-floor Crown Sydney hotel.
The 349-room property is located in the redeveloped Barangaroo district of central Sydney, at the southern end of Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Hotel rooms have opened alongside several of the tower’s restaurants and bars, including a Nobu outpost, Italian eatery A’Mare, Cantonese restaurant Silks, Japanese eatery Yoshii’s Omakase, and Woodcut – “a unique dining experience that celebrates Australian produce and cooking with wood, charcoal and steam”.
Other features of the hotel include an outdoor swimming pool and tennis court, fitness centre and spa facilities.
A casino had been due to open in conjunction with the hotel, but earlier this month Australia’s Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority delayed the granting of a gaming licence, pending the results of an enquiry into the suitability of Crown and major shareholder James Packer to operate a casino at the venue.
Crown operates two existing resorts and casinos in the Australian cities of Melbourne and Perth.
Commenting on the opening of the hotel, Crown Sydney’s CEO Peter Crinis, said:
“Sydney is one of the world’s great cities, and it deserves a great hotel. Crown Towers will deliver that and so much more. We have amazing bars and restaurants that will make this an incredible destination for Sydney. We are excited to open the doors and let Sydney experience it.”
“A lot of time has been spent getting the offer right. Our chef line up reflects some of the most exciting names in the culinary food scene – we hope this becomes a destination people want to visit time and time again.”