Sydney will get a new luxury boutique hotel when Aiden Darling Harbour opens in Pyrmont village mid-year.
The property will have 88 compact rooms, a hidden 25-metre-high mural, contactless technology and all the must-haves for what is being billed as "an easy, luxurious yet affordable stay in central Sydney".
There are eight storeys in a remodelled 1930s Art Deco building on the city's fringe but away from much of the hustle and bustle.
Guest rooms will include pillow menus, meditation and white noise channels, double-glazed windows, blackout blinds and customisable lighting with pre-set bio-adaptive scenes to create the right ambience.
There will also be a Nespresso coffee pod machine, Dyson hairdryer, Rituals bathroom amenities, combined clothing steamer and iron, wall mounted TV, Chromecasting allowing guests to stream their Netflix, Stan or other compatible media provider, and space-saving storage.
Some rooms also feature a private balcony complete with outdoor furniture, looking out to Darling Harbour and the city skyline.
A highlight of each room will be wall murals above the bedhead depicting flora from the local area, hand-painted by award-winning Australian artist Jessica Le Clerc. She is also the creator of the hotel’s secret internal wall mural rocketing up 25 metres high but hidden away, visible only from a handful of rooms, providing a private art exhibition experience to select guests.
Other locally-inspired works by Jess can be seen in the boutique hotel’s combined lobby, café and bar on the street level facing Pyrmont Bridge, where guests (and locals) can enjoy all-day dining and access 24-hour reception, self check-in and check-out via kiosks, speedy complimentary wi-fi and digital room keys.
Pyrmont is a harbourside inner city suburb of Sydney next to Darling Harbour and connected to the CBD by footbridge.
“Aiden Darling Harbour will be a neat little package of all the must-haves for a great Sydney stay, whether you’re in town for business, celebrating an anniversary, seeing a show at the many nearby entertainment venues, or simply enjoying a city getaway or staycation,” said hotel creator and owner Nicolas Chen of IHHL.
The opening of Aiden Darling Harbour will mark the debut of the Aiden boutique hotel brand in Australasia.
For more information, visit www.aidendarlingharbour.com.au.