Sydney, The Future City Now

Ever evolving, Sydney is moving into the future and planning for the 22nd century now. The New South Wales state government has invested in major developments that will enhance the…

Intercontinental Sydney

With Australia back on the global map the Intercontinental hotel on Circular Quay Sydney by the Botanic Gardens, will relaunch in September this year following a transformation worth…

Taj sells Sydney hotel

The Taj Group has sold its Sydney hotel to Hong Kong's Ovolo Group. The Blue Hotel, which was officially owned by Samsara Properties Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Taj's parent…

Sofitel Sydney up for sale

The Sofitel Sydney Wentworth has been put up for sale. The property's owner, LaSalle Investment Management, has appointed sister company Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels & Hospitality…

T-rex comes to Sydney

A new exhibition dedicated to the tyrannosaurus rex is coming to Sydney. Running from 23 November 2013 to 27 July 2014 at city's Australian Museum, the new dinosaur exhibition will…

Accor revamps Pullman Sydney

Accor has completed a major refurbishment project at the Pullman Sydney Hyde Park. Less than 12 months since the rebranding of the Sydney Marriott Hotel, the 241-room upscale hotel…

Accor unveils Sydney Harbour suites

Accor has launched seven new suites overlooking Sydney Harbour. The new suites at the Sebel Pier One Sydney include four Harbour View Balcony Suites which have direct access to large…

New Novotel launches in Sydney

Accor has rebranded the Citigate Central Sydney, to become the Novotel Sydney Central. The 255-room hotel, located in the Haymarket area of the city, was formerly operated by Mirvac…

Four Seasons Sydney adds meeting suites

The Four Seasons Sydney has launched four new residential meeting suites, creating a new option for event planners. The hotel's entire second floor has been used to create the new spaces,…

Design Hotels launches in Sydney

The QT Hotel opened in Sydney yesterday, becoming Design Hotels' first member in the city. The hotel is set within two famous city buildings – the Gowings department store and…

Langham launches in Sydney

Langham Hospitality Group has arrived in Sydney with the acquisition of The Observatory Hotel, which today (8 August) becomes The Langham Sydney. Located near Sydney's Rocks district, the…

BESydney delivers a record year

Business Events Sydney (BESydney) announced a record level of business from Asia for the financial year 2011–2012, winning 33 events with an estimated economic impact of AU$91 million. The…

Design Hotels to add first Sydney hotel

Design Hotels will add its first member in Sydney this year, with the addition of the new QT Sydney hotel. The new hotel will form part of two historic buildings; Gowings department store…

Toga to open Sydney airport hotel

Toga Hotels has unveiled plans to open a new hotel close to Sydney airport. Launching in 2013, the Adina Apartment Hotel Mascot will feature 123 rooms, comprised of studios and one- and…

Sydney Oceanworld to be rebranded

Merlin Entertainments Group has revealed that the Sydney aquarium, Oceanworld Manly, will relaunch as the Manly Sea Life Sanctuary on 28 June. The rebranded attraction will relaunch with a…

Sydney event space to be expanded

Sydney is set to see a major expansion of its MICE facilities. The New South Wales government had initially planned to redevelop the site of the existing Sydney Entertainment Centre to cater…

Radisson Sydney becomes Blu

The Radisson Plaza Hotel Sydney was renamed on 1 May, becoming the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney. The change is in part of a move by Carlson to align its global Radisson products into…

Shangri-La Sydney to undergo room refurb

Shangri-La Hotel Sydney will commence a AU$20 million (US$20.3 million) refurbishment of its guestrooms from May 2011. The upgrade will include the refurbishment of 442 guestrooms located…

Sydney ibis launches free Wi-Fi

Ibis King St Wharf, which opened just one year ago, is about to offer what many five-star hotels still do not - free WIFI access across the lobby and all rooms, for all guests at all times…

Baroque opens in Sydney

09 Nov 09 (TravMedia.com): Baroque Bistro Patisserie (Baroque) opens it's doors this week to an already eager patronage from the popular Franco-Australian Charkos family's La Renaissance…

Fire engulfs Sydney marina

Five large boats have been damaged in a spectacular blaze at a marina in the north of Sydney. One boat caught alight while moored at Newport about yesterday, and spread to other vessels…

QM2 arrives in Sydney

The world's largest passenger ship, the Queen Mary 2, entered Sydney harbour yesterday. Cunard's 151,000-tonne vessel with 2,450 people on board, docked at the…

Pullman Sydney opens

New South Wales Tourism Minister Jodi McKay officially opened the Pullman at Sydney Olympic Park on Thursday. The AU$70 million (US$56.3 million) hotel was developed by Tourism Asset…

Formule 1 comes to Sydney

Accor have announced the launch of its budget property Formule 1 at Sydney Olympic Park. The AU$19million, 156-room development will open on 13 August. The new propertywill add to existing…

New campaign for Sydney

A tourism campaign will highlight the biggest events in Sydney's calendar to attract more visitors to the city, the Sydney Morning Herald said.State Tourism Minister Brown officially…

Viva to Sydney

The service launch overlaps the delivery of VivaMacau's third B767 and ahead of plans to introduce services to Japan beforemoving on to Europe by late 2007. Viva Macau now flies to…