April 19, 2024

Keeping it local: Aiden Darling Harbour celebrates the best of Sydney

The ground floor lobby is house to Wayfarers Bar & & Café, where visitors can take pleasure in croissants from Pyrmonts PiOiK Bakery, locally-brewed Staves Beer, Australian wine and custom-made bottled mixed drinks, combined with local spirits. The hotel even has its own signature botanical scent which can be found in candle lights handmade by Pyrmont local Em Cook.

BWH Hotels Group has presented its shop hotel principle Aiden to Sydneys Beloved Harbour– a hotel that the company says is “constructed for travellers by tourists”.

The home opens with 42 guest spaces, with the additional 46 to be fitted with soft furnishings for stays from April 2022.

Aiden Darling Harbour lobby and Wayfarers Bar and Cafe.

The blue bedheads are motivated by the colours of the harbour.

Visitors can get modern benefits such as complimentary Wi-Fi and chromecasting, ready-to-fill refrigerators rather than minibars, digital room keys and luxury products such as Dyson hairdryers.

Sydneysider Nicolas Chen is the visitor behind this development, while Pyrmont regional Michael Sharp leads as General Manager.

Aiden has actually also partnered with regional suppliers to provide reduced activities, from an exclusive regional walking trip with Local Sauce to a private luxury cruising exploration with Sydney By Sail.


The visitor rooms of the harbourside hotel function locally-made furnishings against a backdrop of hand-painted murals of native plants, produced by artist in home, Jessica Le Clerc.

Stretching 8 storeys high, with 88 compact rooms, Aiden Darling Harbour is set in a renovated 1930s art deco structure, with style, art, food and beverage all affected by the area.

The textures and colors of Sydney Harbour are commemorated in the blue plush velvet bedheads, fluted glass is motivated by the shapes of the Pyrmont Bridge opposite, and a 200-piece sculptural light in the lobby is reminiscent of the dappled sunshine through the leaves of local Eucalyptus trees.

The store hotel spans eight floors.