Malaysian boutique hotel brand to open in Sydney’s Pyrmont

A new boutique hotel is set to open in Sydney’s Pyrmont at the start of next year.

Located in Murray Street, Cititel X Sydney will offer 60 rooms within a short walk of the CBD and International Convention Centre Sydney.

The hotel will be the first Cititel X in Australia, joining a network of Cititel hotels in Malaysia.

The Cititel X will provide an all-inclusive concept with snacks and refreshments included in the room rate and available throughout the day in the Guest Lounge and Pantry, which will sit on the ground floor. The spacious area will offer comfortable seating, a garden terrace and a free guest ‘pantry’ including water, soft drinks, Espresso coffee and premium teas.

The hotel will also feature a co-living experience, changing the style of hotel experience from guests staying in their rooms to sharing living areas.

Taking the ‘at home’ principle one step further, Cititel X Sydney will provide cooking utensils and equipment so guests can prepare simple meals if they decide they want to dine in-house, taking advantage of supermarkets and food stores nearby.

Cititel X general manager Klaus Kinateder said that the hotel had been purpose-designed to fill a vacuum in the Sydney accommodation market.

“Previous co-living projects have been developed out of former student accommodation and don’t offer the quality or facilities that international travellers, especially business travellers, are seeking,” said Kinateder.

“We’ve designed the hotel to meet the fastest-growing sector of the travel market. Cititel X is not about massive rooms or services that travellers don’t really want. What we are offering is a ‘home away from home’ style guest experience at great-value rates.

“It will all be about connection, both through having co-living areas and the best high-speed wi-fi. It’s not just about satisfying millennials – it’s about meeting the demands of most travellers these days.

“There won’t be lengthy check-in and check-out processes because effectively once a guest arrives just about every service in the hotel is included in their rate.

“And we will continue to evolve according to changing guest needs.”