Aloft Sydney Pitt Street hotel opening its doors in 2016

Aloft Sydney Pitt Street hotel opening its doors in 2016

UPDATE | This hotel will not be going ahead as its planned location has been compulsorily acquired to make way for the new Sydney Metro.

"Starwood Hotels & Resorts remains committed to expanding its footprint across Australia with the right partners, including bringing the Aloft brand to Sydney," a Starwood spokesperson told Australian Business Traveller.

PREVIOUS | Sydney will gain its first Aloft-branded hotel in November 2016 with the opening of Starwood’s Aloft Sydney Pitt Street property.

The city’s iconic Druids House building at 302 Pitt Street is being transformed to house the hotel and its 136 rooms in the heart of Koreatown amidst a variety of dining, shopping and entertainment outlets in the CBD.

Also close to Hyde Park and Pitt Street Mall, the hotel will bring modern features to its 1909-built surroundings including free wireless Internet for all hotel guests and 42-inch HDTVs in the rooms with plug-and-play connectivity to connect electronic devices such as smartphones and tablets.

Guests in a hurry can stop by Re:fuel, a 24-hour gourmet grab-and-go food and beverage outlet, or can down a refreshing cocktail at the W XYZ Bar while enjoying live music.

The property will also allow travellers to use their smartphone or Apple Watch as a room key.

Overtaking the Aloft Perth Rivervale to become Australia’s first Aloft hotel, the Aloft Sydney Pitt Street property will be joined by the Westin Perth in 2017 and the W Brisbane in 2018 as part of an aggressive expansion of Starwood’s Australian portfolio.

Members of the chain’s SPG loyalty program will be able to earn and redeem Starpoints at the new Sydney property, although selected perks such as room upgrades aren’t offered when staying at any Aloft hotels.

Also read: Aloft New York Midtown Manhattan hotel opens 2017

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Chris Chamberlin
Chris Chamberlin is a senior journalist with Australian Business Traveller and lives by the motto that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, a great latte, a theatre ticket and a glass of wine!
 

7 comments

  • Peter Loh

    PeterLoh

    11 May, 2015 04:18 pm

    According to the Starwood webside, the W Brisbane's scheduled opening has been pushed forward to July 1st, 2017.

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  • Peter Loh

    PeterLoh

    11 May, 2015 04:19 pm

    *website.

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  • Craig Dennington

    cdinoz

    13 May, 2015 10:49 am

    Brisvegas is getting some nice high end boutiquey hotels opening recently. 

    Gambaro's on Caxton opened last year, there is a new Alex Perry Hotel opening soon, and Emporium are due to open their second property in Southbank early next year. 

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  • Craig Dennington

    cdinoz

    13 May, 2015 10:36 am

    Koreatown? That's a new one on me?

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  • Craig Dennington

    cdinoz

    13 May, 2015 10:50 am

    As a Sydney local for 15 years, I never knew they referred to such an area.

    When I think Little Korea, I think Epping and Eastwood!

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  • Andrew

    andyf

    2 Jan, 2016 08:28 pm

    Is there any update on this hotel? The Aloft website says opening in Feb. 2017, however, this location (which is currently a construction site) also looks like it may be acquired for the new Sydney Metro station?

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