West Hotel opens in Sydnet


M&L Hospitality, the Singapore-based hotel investment platform, today celebrated the opening of its newest premium independent hotel in Sydney, xdThe hotel was officially opened by the Minister for Tourism, the Honourable Adam Marshall, Mark Nogal, Global Head – Curio Collection by Hilton and hotel owner and Executive Director of M&L Hospitality Mr Michael Kum.

The new hotel, named after its location on the Western Corridor of Sydney’s CBD, is only the second new hotel to be built in Sydney’s CBD for approximately 17 years. The opening of West Hotel, marks M&L Hospitality’s third property in Sydney and sixth in Australia.

The 182-guest room hotel is located on Sussex Street, close to the new Barangaroo commercial and leisure precinct as well as the popular Darling Harbour waterfront. The hotel joins M&L Hospitality’s established Sydney properties; the Swissotel and the Hyatt Regency Sydney, Australia’s largest hotel.

“M&L Hospitality are delighted to officially open the West Hotel. It has been a pleasure to work with Hilton and Multiplex and we are very excited to bring this new designer boutique hotel to Sydney’s CBD. The opening of another hotel in Sydney is testament to our confidence and commitment in Sydney’s Hotel sector” commented Neil Maxwell, Chief Executive Officer of M&L Hospitality.

Architecturally designed by Fitzpatrick and Partners, with interiors by Woods Bagot, the West Hotel’s distinctive character offers a reassuring taste of splendour in Sydney’s newest cultural hub and appeals to curious corporate travellers seeking an authentic Sydney experience. Modern classic design elements have been skilfully crafted throughout the interiors, curating a palette that reflects the character of Sydney Harbour and its natural surrounds, complemented with rich, textured hues. Bespoke artworks, graphic floors, sculptural lighting and natural stones are some of the design features that pair edgy industrial detailing with polished sophistication.

The opening of the West Hotel brings M&L Hospitality’s global portfolio to 15 hotels across 7 countries.

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