With new locations added this year, everyone can experience the soul of Sydney in more than one place and show their support for the electrifying event, and the surrounding small businesses that have been missing the buzz of people over the pandemic.
Sydneysiders and tourists alike will once again be able to stroll the streets taking in the eclectic colours and witnessing the glory of the talented light creators, music makers and brilliant thinkers that constructed this year's installations.
To make the most of the event starting from 27th May and running until 18th June, Booking.com has put together a list of the best hotels in Sydney for the ‘Ultimate Vivid Stay’. If you fancy a staycation, taking in the colours from your window, an interstate trip to refresh, or perhaps you’re a family of four or just want to experience something different with some mates - there is something for everyone.
Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour
Overlooking Sydney's Circular Quay, Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour is within 5 minutes' walk of Circular Quay Station and 10 minutes' walk of the Rocks district and Sydney Opera House. It boasts luxurious apartments with a spa bath and a balcony offering stunning views of the harbour or the Royal Botanic Gardens. Guests can enjoy an onsite indoor pool, a hot tub, a restaurant and a bar. You can follow the Light Walk along the Circular Quay waterfront to check out all the different installations that make Vivid Sydney what it truly is.
Novotel Darling Harbour
Novotel Darling Harbour boasts stunning views of the Sydney city skyline, perfect viewing for everything the light show has to offer this year. For the families, the Novotel is located a short walk to Darling Harbour’s main attractions, Wildlife Sydney Zoo and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, which will all be brought to life with beautiful, bold lights during the 23-day event.
Sofitel Darling Harbour
Guests staying at the Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour will receive a truly unique experience with iconic views of the Sydney skyline combined with world class facilities including a rooftop infinity pool and state-of-the-art fitness centre. From the Sofitel Darling Harbour rooftop, you can view the spectacular light show reflecting off the water - a sensational show in itself.
Rydges Sydney Harbour
Located in the historic Rocks district, Rydges Sydney Harbour has a vast rooftop offering views of the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the perfect spot to see the city light up for the duration of Vivid Sydney. The Rocks is always a star of the light show spectacular, close to iconic sites like Customs House and the Museum of Contemporary Art illuminated by incredible colours.
Park Hyatt Hotel Sydney brings modern luxury accommodation to the edge of Sydney Harbour. This contemporary hotel is situated between the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge, two of the most world-famous venues where Vivid Music and Vivid Ideas will inspire creativity and innovation. The hotel’s dedicated team of butlers provides 24-hour personalised service for all guests, for all your needs after a big evening of exploring Vivid Sydney.
Sydney Harbour Marriott
Situated in Sydney’s Circular Quay, a short 10 minute walk from the Opera House, where the iconic sails will transform during Vivid Sydney, becoming the brightest canvasses each and every night. Recharge and refresh in the spacious, modern rooms with mini-fridges and 24-hour room service, or enjoy one of the many nearby dining or bar options.