West Hotel

West Hotel is a sophisticated hotel strategically located on the western side of Sydney’s CBD beside the iconic Darling Harbour and up-and-coming cultural and commercial hub, Barangaroo.

Boutique. Designer. Effortless. Rejuvenating.
West Hotel is distinctively independent in character and full of designer touches. Bespoke botanical motifs and striking geometric lines flow from the hotel façade to the back-lit bedroom headboards. Technology solutions, like integrated Bluetooth speakers in every room, combine with experiences that help guests disconnect: the soothing atrium “jungle” enjoying all-day sunshine, natural Biology amenities and on-trend healthy food and drink in Solander Dining and Bar. Consistently seamless and engaged service ensures every stay at West Hotel is effortless, and the team is ready to help guests discover a new side of Sydney.

Curio Collection by Hilton™ is an upper upscale, global portfolio of more than 50 one-of-a-kind hotels and resorts handpicked for their unique character. Curio Collection properties appeal to travellers seeking unexpected and authentic experiences, and the benefits of Hilton’s award-winning loyalty program, Hilton Honors.

The Curious Gene.
While there is a science behind curiosity, for most it is a way of life. In fact, only 20% of the human population has the “wanderlust gene” (DRD4-7R), but nearly five times that many – 91% – consider themselves to be curious. Curio Collection by Hilton is further exploring the connection between curiosity and travel through its The Curious Gene program. Curio Collection worked with researchers to develop five curiosity types – Pathfinder, Epicurean, Culturalist, Spiritualist and Challenger – to recommend destinations and activities for each traveller preference. Travellers can take The Curious Gene quiz to find out what their curiosity type is at https://becurious.citiesbycurio.com

Find out more about the hotel at westhotel.com.au

West Hotel and Festival of Dangerous Ideas

The Festival of Dangerous Ideas is all about discovery, and so to is West Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton. Through the brand’s Curiosity Survey we were able to better understand what people are looking for when they travel and how curiosity motivates the way travellers explore new destinations. Through this research we found that 73% of people say that travelling is their go-to outlet for expressing their curiosity, and that education is a huge motivator: more than 90% of people take trips to learn something new, and 79% consider learning something new while on holiday a priority. We look forward to taking the 2018 Festival of Dangerous Ideas journey, and helping visitors to the festival discover something new.