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Accor and Panthers team up for hotel
REIGNING back-to-back NRL premiers Penrith Panthers’ $1B redevelopment of their western Sydney sports, hospitality and entertainment precinct will include a five-star Pullman Hotel after its owners struck a deal with accommodation giant Accor.
The upscale 153-room Pullman Sydney Penrith hotel is expected to open its doors in the final quarter of 2023.
It will form part of the Panthers Group’s 60-hectare precinct and will adjoin the new 1,250 sqm Western Sydney Conference Centre (WSCC) that will open at a similar time and include a restaurant and bar with private dining rooms, and ground- floor café.
Pullman Sydney Penrith will service the WSCC, which will host trade shows, exhibitions, seated functions for up to 1,000 people, along with other major events.
Also in the area, the NSW government is developing a new 30,000-seat stadium on the harness raceway site, and local developer Cabe is building an 850-unit residential project.
“Pullman Sydney Penrith will be a welcome addition to Western Sydney’s tourism offering and builds upon the existing and upcoming new amenities within the Panthers precinct and the wider Penrith locale,” Panthers Group CEO, Brian Fletcher, said:
Further infrastructure works are underway in the City of Penrith ahead of the planned 2026 opening of the Western Sydney International Airport, which will be a 30-minute drive away.
“We are thrilled to partner with the Panthers Group to deliver Pullman Sydney Penrith. Western Sydney is widely renowned as the engine room of Sydney and we are incredibly proud of our thriving hotels and incredible teams here,” said Sarah Derry, Accor Pacific chief executive officer.
“Pullman Sydney Penrith will offer leisure and business travellers memorable guest experiences and superb facilities and, once open, this hotel will quickly become the leading accommodation choice in Penrith.
“Sport plays a crucial role in Australian culture and, by tourism and sporting organisations working together, our guests have the ability to enjoy incredible experiences and service.”
There are 18 Pullman hotels across Australia.
In the City of Penrith, Accor also operates Mercure Penrith, which is located adjacent to the Penrith Panthers precinct. Accor has more than 350 hotels, resorts and apartments in Australia, with brands including Sofitel, MGallery, Art Series, Pullman, Swissôtel, Mövenpick, Grand Mercure, Peppers, The Sebel, Mantra, Novotel, Mercure, Tribe, BreakFree, ibis, ibis Styles and ibis Budget.
Accor recently late last year signed a seven-year deal for the naming rights of the Homebush stadium at Sydney’s Olympic Park.


Michael Walls
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