Australia is about to welcome a whole host of stylish new hotels. Whether you like your pool with an incredible view or to drink wine from the vineyard where you're sleeping, we've picked the best new hotels opening across the country this year...
Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour, New South Wales - opening November 2017
With panoramic harbour and city views, Sydney's first major new-build five-star hotel in years is likely to be popular with locals and tourists alike. Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour will feature 590 rooms and suites, while adding a luxurious joie de vivre to the Harbour shore. Guests will be treated to contemporary cuisine against the towering backdrop of the city, lazy days at the infinity pool overlooking sparkling Darling Harbour, and stylish evenings in the Champagne Bar. Rooms from €400 (£347) per night.
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MACq 01 Hotel, Tasmania - opening June 2017
A hotel telling a unique story in each of the 114 rooms and suites, MACq 01 promises to offer its guests an authentic, learning and adventurous experience when it opens on the working docks of Hobart's Old Wharf. Providing informal luxury, the hotel will feature The Story Bar, Old Wharf Restaurant and the atmospheric Lounge, with every space celebrating Tasmania's heritage. Rooms from AUD400 (£246) per night.
Aloft Perth, Western Australia - opening May 2017
Located in The Springs, Perth's biggest urban renewal project near the Swan River, Aloft Perth was designed for global travellers who love open spaces, stylish decor and vibrant social scenes. The hotel will boast 224 sleek and colourful guestrooms with oversized windows, a fitness centre and pool, as well as a hip restaurant to enjoy tasty bites and an outdoor terrace with an energetic buzz. Rooms from AUD185 (£114) per night.
Jackalope Hotel, Victoria - opening April 2017
Set in the heart of the Mornington Peninsula wine region, Jackalope Hotel is the project of Melbourne-based entrepreneur Louis Li, who has produced an icon of contemporary design, featuring 46 rooms and two restaurants in a stunning vineyard location. The hotel will offer the perfect getaway for lovers of art, design and wine, with its black infinity pool, art installations and on-site winery and cellar door. Rooms from AUD650 (£399) per night.
W Brisbane, Queensland - opening December 2017
Bringing bold design and playful luxury to an excellent location overlooking the city's iconic river, W Brisbane will be a landmark hotel providing guests with whatever they want, whenever they want it. The luxury hotel will cater to those who want to transform their next holiday from the ordinary to the extraordinary, featuring 305 stylish guestrooms, a spa, a FIT state-of-the-art workout facility, WET indoor heated swimming pool, along with three unique restaurants and bars. Rates TBC.