As for the hotel itself, when it opens later this month, it will be the first five-star property to open in Sydney in a decade. It will have 171 rooms, many with views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge—you can actually select a bridge view as an option when searching for availability on the hotel's online reservation system.
Highlights of the rooms include: floor-to-ceiling glass for maximum city and harbour views: 'The Darling Bed', with 400-thread-count Egyptian linens and a 12-option pillow menu; rain showerheads; one-touch controls for the linds and A/C; a glass-top desk; and Molton Brown bath products (exclusive to The Darling in Australia).
The first night you can book is November 15, with rates starting at AU$439 a night.
If you're thinking of heading down to The Darling for their summer opening period, we'd book soon. Elton John will be play two nights at The Star's Lyric Theatre in November, as part of the opening festivities, and Kevin Spacey will headline Richard III at the same venue from December 1.
[Image via The Darling website]