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Things are changing at Darling Harbour

Revival of the Darling Harbour recreational precinct in Sydney, Australia is well underway.

When finished, the $AUD3.4billion project will deliver a new convention, exhibition and entertainment venue; a luxury five-star hotel, and a  commercial and residential urban village called Darling Square.

New pedestrian light rail connections will link Darling Harbour and the convention centre to the Sydney CBD; a financial services hub at Barangaroo in the north; and a creative media and IT hub in the south.

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The 35-storey Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour hotel is expected to be finished in the third quarter of 2017.

It will have about 600 rooms and will be Sydney’s first major new-build five star hotel in 15 years.

AccorHotels recently named Greg Brady as the hotel’s General Manager and Marie-Cecile Heritage as Director of Sales and Marketing.

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The new hotel will boast panoramic views of Sydney and its famous harbour, as well as extensive food, beverage and meeting facilities, a rooftop club Lounge and outdoor pool deck.