Media Release - Novotel Sydney Darling Square

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Novotel Rockford Darling Harbour becomes Novotel Sydney Darling Square as of January 2018

January 2018: AccorHotels is proud to announce it has launched the newly refurbished Novotel Sydney Darling Square.  

Formerly Novotel Rockford Daring Harbour, the hotel is located within Darling Square Sydney’s newest city neighbourhood which features residential apartments, corporate offices and laneways boasting a range of shopping and dining options.  

The hotel has recently undergone an extensive refurbishment across each of the 230 guest rooms. Inspired by the neighbouring Chinese Gardens, the colour scheme, finish and lighting of each of guest room has been designed to capture the tranquility of the gardens. The room design creates the feeling of an urban oasis and connects the hotel to its local community.

The hotel’s new lobby bar and restaurant Pier Street Kitchen is now open, offering guests and locals a brand new option for breakfast and lunch. The menu is abundant with fresh produce and healthy options. Plus, guests can still take advantage of the Pumphouse Bar adjoining the hotel, for evening dinner and drinks.

Simon McGrath, Chief Operating Officer of AccorHotels Pacific said that Novotel Sydney Darling Square’s position and refurbishment complement the development of the Darling Square precinct and surrounding area.

“AccorHotels is proud to have the newly refurbished and renamed Novotel Sydney Darling Square within our portfolio of popular Novotel hotels across Australia. The Novotel brand is perfectly suited to this area of Sydney which continues to undergo a large amount of development and improvement. The precinct is thriving, attracting business guests particularly due to the International Convention Centre and also tourists who come to appreciate the dining scene and natural beauty of the area,” he said. 

Frasers Hospitality REIT said that new look and newly renamed Novotel Sydney Darling Square is perfect to host guests in the rejuvenated Darling Square precinct.

“The complete renovation of this asset has been an exciting project for us. The location on the door step of ICC Sydney and Darling Harbour positions the hotel extremely well to cater to a diverse range of customers coming to the area for different reasons. We are delighted with the design that Batesmart have created and it’s been very pleasing to see it come to life. The repositioning of the product makes this the ideal time to strengthen our partnership with Accor in Australia and move the hotel to a management agreement. We have confidence that the strong presence Accor enjoys in the precinct will benefit the property and allow it to flourish and achieve strong performance over a sustained period.”

Novotel Sydney Darling Square is one of three properties owned by the Singapore based Frasers Hospitality REIT to be operated under management agreement with AccorHotels in Australia.

To celebrate the relaunch, Novotel Sydney Darling Square is offering a special rate overnight rate of $199 per room in a Standard King or Twin Room, including breakfast for two and a complimentary bottle of wine.*

For more information about Novotel Sydney Darling Square and AccorHotels, visit:

*Offer valid for stays from 17th December 2017 to 28th January 2018. This offer is not available on blackout dates 28th December 2017 - 6th January 2018 (inclusive). Subject to availability and conditions apply.