Thursday, September 22, 2011
The hotel features 171 rooms and suites overlooking Sydney Harbour with panoramic views of the city skyline, the iconic Harbour Bridge and distant Blue Mountains.
The top floors feature two-bedroom penthouse suites designed by renowned LA designer, Lawrence Lee, with floor-to-ceiling harbour views, bespoke furniture, fireplaces, media rooms, butler service and private VIP arrival.
The Darling is part of a $860 million refurbishment and extension of one-of-a-kind entertainment destination The Star, with the entire complex re-orientated to face the harbour. In addition to the existing hotel and apartments, The Darling brings total rooms and suites at The Star to over 650 across three towers.
Along with The Darling, the entire complex incorporates over 20 new restaurants and bars, a shopping area and fully refurbished casino which is expected to open from mid-September onwards.
The new restaurants, bars and cafes feature renowned Australian and international chefs including David Chang, Teage Ezard, Stefano Manfredi, Adriano Zumbo, Flying Fish & Chips and Golden Century. The hotel is also home to a Japanese restaurant called Sokyo, from Chase Kojima, formerly with Nobu restaurants.
A day spa with 16 private rooms is set to deliver pampering to highest levels. An extensive array of Asian and European inspired treatments includes an indulgent hamam, the Turkish variant of a steam bath, sauna or Russian Bath. The spa will be run by experienced international spa operator, Jeanette Haua.
The Darling's general manager Drew Schlesinger said, "We are pleased that The Darling is teaming up with sister hotel Star City Hotel & Apartments of Echo Entertainment and Worldhotels. This is going to be an exciting partnership that attracts more local visitors and international travellers to our complex The Star."
Monday, September 19, 2011
Based on the concept of water play, a massive revamp of the southern quarter of Darling Harbour has transformed it into a fun-filled park for kids – part of a larger development, The Darling Quarter, which will also have a selection of restaurants and bars for parents to enjoy.
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
This month, CLAWS will be invading Sydney and taking over the streets...literally. Before these aquatic crustaceans crawl their way into Sydney Aquarium, they'll be wracking havoc on our city - making a few surprise appearances at several highly classified locations. Be ready for some colossal crustacean discoveries! Commencing 5 September, Sydney Aquarium will play home to Giant Tasmanian Crabs including Bruce who clocks in a hefty 10kg! The spectacular new creature feature will also see the arrival of the largest crab in the world, the Japanese Spider Crab, who will be unveiled for the spring school holidays.
The CLAWS are coming! Like us at www.facebook.com/sydneyaquarium
Some Cool CLAWS Facts...
* Crabs and lobsters have teeth in their stomach.
* Crabs have three sets of jaws.
* Most crabs walk sideways because their leg joints have limited movement - their legs face to the side. Spider crabs are the exception and are able to walk forwards as well.
* After losing a claw, a crab can grow it back.
* The crab is one of the oldest species on earth. The horseshoe crab dates back over 200 million years and is a living fossil. The Japanese Spider Crab also belongs to the oldest crabs and can live for one hundred years or more.
* Crabs are crustaceans (Crustaceans are creatures that do not have a skeleton on the inside)
Monday, September 12, 2011
To coincide with September school holidays, WILD LIFE Sydney will reopen from 13 September, at Aquarium Wharf. Visitors to WILD LIFE Sydney will be taken on an amazing Australian journey as they travel into Australia's most beloved famous and traveled locations.
This Australian Animal Adventure will see guests encounter Australia's most loved and feared animals as they travel to Kakadu Gorge, The Outback, Gumtree Valley, Daintree Rainforest, Butterfly Tropics and experience interactive displays, inspiring and entertaining daily shows, captivating daily feeding sessions, enhanced state-of-the-art walk-through habitats and come face-to-face with Australia's'a largest kangaroo, the world's deadliest bird and the monster croc, Rex!
Quality Apartment Accommodation available at Metro Apartments on Darling Harbour
Sydney Tourism News and Information: Darling Quarter set to open in September