Introducing Penrith’s first five-star hotel

Five years in the making, the multi-million dollar precinct development includes a hotel, conference centre, wellness and fitness centre, restaurant and bar.

From 11 August 2023, Pullman Sydney Penrith and Western Sydney Conference Centre invite guests to explore the long-awaited $110 million precinct development, encompassing business, entertainment and leisure facilities. The sustainably-minded hotel is completely free of single-use plastics, local providers are used where possible, and charging stations for electric vehicles are available in the hotel car park. The location of the development places guests at a central base for exploring Sydney, the Blue Mountains or the coast, and has also served as a source of inspiration for architecture and design studio, Turner, who oversaw the construction.

Suites at Pullman Sydney Penrith.
Suites at Pullman Sydney Penrith. © Pullman Sydney Penrith

Design of Pullman Sydney Penrith

The fluid shape of the building is inspired by the nearby Nepean River, and the polished metal ceiling panels across the underside of the building’s roof represent the way sunlight reflects upon the river’s surface. Landscape architecture firm, Oculus, managed the planting and garden concept for the project, selecting predominantly native species. The concept is completed by the First Nations sculpture that tells the story of the river’s importance as a food source to the Dharug people.

Deluxe king room at Pullman Sydney Penrith.
Deluxe king room at Pullman Sydney Penrith. © Pullman Sydney Penrith

Pullman Sydney Penrith hotel

Pullman Sydney Penrith is the latest addition to the Accor hospitality group and features 24 junior suites, 96 superior rooms and 25 deluxe rooms, plus eight accessible superior rooms. Guests will have space to spread out in the junior suites, 38sqm corner rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows, a full-sized fridge, microwave and dining table.

In addition to the usual amenities, a hair straightener, clothes steamer, plush robes and slippers can all be found in each suite, while natural skincare amenities from Australian-born Hunter Lab and Nespresso coffee machines appear in every room. For entertainment, Foxtel Business IQ is available and comes with a library of more than 1,000 free movies.

However, the most remarkable feature of Pullman Sydney Penrith is the presence of a bespoke Sleep Therapy Menu on the in-room tablet, the first of its kind in Australia. A mere touch of a button allows guests to order everything from face and eye masks to aromatherapy pillow sprays, soothing teas, an extensive pillow menu, and a pre-programmed selection of background sounds, colours and room lighting settings to facilitate deep and restful sleep.

Reception at Pullman Sydney Penrith
Reception at Pullman Sydney Penrith. © Pullman Sydney Penrith

Health and wellness at Pullman Sydney Penrith

An elite fitness and wellness centre has been collaboratively developed with Penrith Panthers and caters to professional athletes and health enthusiasts, alike with Watt bikes, Woodway treadmills, Assault bikes, SkiErgs, squat racks, an Olympic lifting platform, resistance machines, and weights that range up to 30kgs. Warm and cold sweat towels are available for guests during their workouts, and a 10-person sauna helps visitors detoxify and destress.

Tori bar.
Tori bar. © Pullman Sydney Penrith

Tori and Marcel Bar and Bistro

Named after renowned architect Marcel Breuer, whose only building in Australia is heritage-listed and located in Penrith, Marcel Bar and Bistro is located on the first floor at the head of a sweeping staircase and boasts Bauhaus-inspired interior design. The modern European menu is complimented by an open wine cellar that guests can browse while chatting with sommeliers. Located in the ground floor lobby, Tori puts a contemporary twist on the traditional lobby bar offering with all-day light bites, brews from local coffee bean roasters and pastries for breakfast. In the evening, Tori transforms into a live music hotspot.

Marcel Bar and Bistro.
Marcel Bar and Bistro.

Western Sydney Conference Centre

A state-of-the-art venue for conferences, events, formal dinners and weddings, Western Sydney Conference Centre is connected to Pullman Sydney Penrith and has a 1000-seat capacity. Meanwhile, the central lawn is an inviting escape for relaxation, recreation and pre-event activities.

Western Sydney Conference Centre.
Western Sydney Conference Centre. © Pullman Sydney Penrith

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