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Major conference venue set to open in Sydney’s west this week

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Penrith in Sydney’s outer west is set to get its first five-star hotel this week, along with a 1,000-seat conference centre.

Pullman Sydney Penrith and the Western Sydney Conference Centre will open this Friday, heralding a new business events era for the region, which sits at the foot of the Blue Mountains.

The new $110 million precinct, which includes the 153-room Pullman, the conference centre and a community centre to ensure inclusion of the local community, will benefit from the opening of the Western Sydney International Airport in 2026, less than half an hour’s drive away.

“We are thrilled to announce the opening of Pullman Sydney Penrith,” said Accor Pacific CEO Sarah Derry.

“This stunning hotel is a magnificent addition to our portfolio and showcases the essence of Pullman’s brand promise, offering an innovative and elevated experience combining comfort, and intuitive service.

“With its prime location in Penrith, guests can expect a unique experience that combines the tranquillity of the Blue Mountains with the vibrant energy of Sydney.

“We are confident that Pullman Sydney Penrith will elevate the hospitality landscape in the region and provide an unforgettable stay for both business and leisure travellers.”

The hotel will make its debut with several interesting features, including a sleep therapy menu offering face and eye masks, aromatherapy pillow sprays, soothing teas and a large pillow selection. Each room also features optional background sounds, colours and room lights to promote a good night’s sleep.

The property also features an elite level fitness and wellness centre, thanks to the Penrith Panthers – the owners of the team also own the hotel – including a 10-person sauna.

On the sustainability front, the hotel will open free from single-use plastics and with charging points in the carpark for electric vehicles. There is also a focus on local produce throughout the Pullman Penrith’s food and beverage offering and the Western Sydney Conference Centre, both of which are being overseen by executive chef Colin Chun, who comes to the property with considerable five-star hotel experience. The hotel will offer Marcel Bar and Bistro and lobby bar Tori.

The conference centre will have capacity to seat 1,000 delegates for a banquet and can be transformed from a multi-room layout to a single pillarless gala dinner space in under an hour. The venue offers 6.8m high ceilings and can host exhibitions of up to 80 booths. There is also additional terrace and lawn event space.

Major conference venue set to open in Sydney’s west this week

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