Park Hyatt | Sydney, AUSTRALIA
If you’re planning a honeymoon in Australia, Park Hyatt Sydney wins hands down in terms of location and luxury. Its enviable waterfront location between the iconic Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, means guests are moments from Sydney’s centre, and have views to die for.
Country: Australia | Where: Sydney | Design style: heritage meets high-living | Ambience: harbourside homeliness
The Opera House is so close, you can almost touch it.Park Hyatt Sydney celebrates its heritage throughout – you’ll find original Sydney Sandstone and local woods in its architecture, and specially commissioned artworks by a number of Australian artists including sculptors, painters and photographers.
Residential interiors exude an organic, natural tone through subtle lighting and rich layers of chocolate, creams and beiges. All of its uniquely styled 155 bedrooms have been designed with luxury, harbourside living and residential intimacy in mind.
An open-plan living concept and natural light are defining features (you can even transform your bathroom into an open plan design, or keep is separate from the main room) with floor-to-ceiling glass doors opening out onto private balconies that overlook the waterfront. Original Australian artworks hang from the walls, naturally textured fabrics and soft plush carpets offer an extra layer of homeliness, and the latest guestroom technology makes sure you’re always in control.
Bathrooms feature a dual-vanity, rain shower, deep bath tub, separate powder room, heated toilet and New York’s Le Labo’s Bergamote 22 bath amenities. Other luxuries include an LED television, and a digital docking station for the iPod sound system and personal Nespresso coffee machine, as well as around-the-clock butler service.
Choose Your Worldclass View
All rooms offer magnificent views, but if you’re after that knock-out view of the Opera House, go for room 310, 312 or 314.
Park Hyatt Sydney offers three dining options. Its signature restaurant, The Dining Room, serves Australian inspired cuisine made from the best seasonal produce, which you can enjoy whilst gazing out over Sydney Harbour through its fabulous floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Its five-course tasting menu is definitely worth a try.
The Living Room, which is also right on the waterfront, serves refreshments and lighter meals throughout the day, and its contemporary and sophisticated Bar, located in The Rocks, offers a superb selection of drinks and light fare.
Pampering Treatments at the Spa
The Spa at Park Hyatt Sydney offers the ultimate in beauty and body treatments, with a selection of spa rituals tailored to individual needs and preferences. A relaxation room, aromatherapy steam room, sauna and pool complete the tranquil pampering experience.
Rooftop Swimming Pool
Park Hyatt Sydney features an outdoor rooftop heated swimming pool with spa, private sun-deck and cabanas.Guests can enjoy panoramic views of the city skyline and Sydney Harbour while relaxing poolside.
Discreet & Personal Service
The hotel’s dedicated team of butlers provide for an unparalleled guest experience with around-the-clock discreet, personalised service for all hotel guests. Eleven luxuriously appointed suites, including the exclusive Sydney Suite, offer one and two bedroom suite options ideal for the most discerning traveller.
LOCATION & ACTIVITIES
Fantastic for winter/spring honeymoons, Australia’s sizzling hot temperatures, beaches and incredible choice of fresh foods is a fantastic choice for sun-seeking honeymooners. Start in Sydney, have a day trip to the Blue Mountains, and explore some of the East Coast, taking time to stop at the amazing Whit Sunday islands.
Sydney Bridge Climb
Although the Sydney Bridge Climb is one of Sydney’s most iconic and popular tourist attractions, many aren’t aware that this experience is perfect for visitors who would like a quick bird’s eye view of the city and are on a very tight schedule.
Set within the Sydney Harbour Bridge Pylon, the Pylon Lookout offers history, views and great photo opportunities. Climb the 200 steps through the three levels of museums dedicated to the construction of the bridge, and end up on top of the Pylon for that must have photo album shot!
Sydney Opera House
Located only 5 mins away by water taxi
Officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II on 20 October 1973, the Sydney Opera House is one of the most beautiful buildings in the world, and has become the icon for modern Sydney. As Australia’s premier cultural centre for opera, ballet, theatre, and music, the Sydney Opera House is an attraction featuring six performance venues, shops, bars, restaurants, cafes and tours all under the one roof.
Must do: Enjoy a night at with Tchaikovsky in the concert hall under the adjacent white sail of the Sydney Opera House. Head all the way up the stairs then down to the main bar which has a terrace overlooking the harbour and bridge.
Located 9.5km away
Home to Australia’s oldest Surf Life Saving Club, Bondi Beach is Australia’s, and one of the world’s, most famous beaches. It is an attraction that is popular with the locals who participate in a wealth of activities right by the beach, including beach volleyball, surfing, jogging, skateboarding, roller blading and power walking. Numerous outdoor cafes and restaurants line the promenade overlooking the coast and are a fantastic spot for brunch, lunch or dinner. Bondi Beach is located approximate 45-minute bus journey from Circular Quay (Route 380), or a 25-minute taxi journey from the hotel, or alternatively you could catch the ‘Bondi Explorer’ bus, and enjoy a pre-recorded commentary of the journey to Sydney’s most famous beach and surrounding areas.
Located only 23km away
Like nowhere in the world, on its own peninsula bounded by Sydney Harbour, the Pacific Ocean and the Sydney Harbour National Park, Manly is the gateway to Sydney’s Northern Beaches. It can be a tranquil hideaway, or bursting with vibrant life, and it is located only a 30-minute ferry journey from Circular Quay. Manly offers the unique combination of wide ocean beaches on one side, and serene harbour coves and inlets on the other. The remarkable variety of shops, restaurants, cafes, bars and bistros start right at Manly Wharf, and continue along the ‘Corso’ to the beachfront ‘esplanade’. The famous scenic walkway between Manly and the Spit Bridge at Middle Harbour offers a 10km (3 hour) walk through native bushland with spectacular ever changing harbour views.
Located 2.5km away
There’s always something happening at Darling Harbour, one of Sydney’s top place to see. Transformed in the 1980s from a derelict dockyard into one of the world’s great waterfront attractions, this amazing place is a must see for visitors and a favourite playground for Sydneysiders and their guests. With a host of excellent attractions including the Sydney Aquarium and the Imax Theatre, world-class museums, exceptional shopping, and a year round calendar of free outdoor events, there is bound to be something that will appeal to you. Darling Harbour boasts more than 100 restaurants, cafés and bars offering everything from pasta to pretzels, from authentic Asian to contemporary Australian cuisine. Its proximity to the city makes it the ideal place to shop, dine, have a fun night out or simply take an afternoon stroll. Getting to Darling Harbour is easy. You can arrive by ferry, water taxi, Monorail or Metro Light Rail.
Multilingual staff, concierge and dedicated butler service for all travel and entertainment requirements, private wharf accessible by water taxi24-hour reception, rooftop swimming pool, complimentary morning limousine service to the central business district, WiFi, Spa, restaurants and bar, airport limousine and valet parking, 24-hour in-room dining, business centre with secretarial services, fax machines available on request, babysitting service can be arranged (advance notice required), same-day laundry/drycleaning services.
Recommended local restaurants:
Eatign out in Sydney is a must, and *the* restaurant to go is Marque. Wildly praised by press and local foodies, The New York Times even went so far as to say it served “possibly the best food in Australia!”. Now there’s an accolade. 4/5 355 Crown Street
Recommended local bars:
Australia’s barmen know how to knock-up a good cocktail. Bulletin Place in Circular Quay was crowned Cocktail Bar of the Year 2013, and the Button Bar, on Foveaux Street in trendy Surry Hills, serves a fantastic and diverse selection of drinks.
A night at with Tchaikovsky in the concert hall under the adjacent white sail of the Sydney Opera House. Head all the way up the stairs then down to the main bar which has a terrace overlooking the harbour and bridge. The Museum of Contemporary Arts, which exhibits Australian and International art, is also worth a visit. 140 George Street.