Australia & NZ
Top 10 Outstanding Luxury Hotels in Sydney
The annual HotelClub Awards are upon us. In commemoration of the prestigious honours, we’re doling out a slew of “Top 10″ lists to help all you intrepid travelers navigate accommodation ins and outs in some of the finest destinations on the planet.
With that in mind, check out our roundup of the most outstanding luxury hotels in Sydney for 2010.
A gem of a boutique hotel, the Diamant is a star attraction in Sydney’s vibrant entertainment and cultural precinct. Conveniently located at the enviable confluence of Darlinghurst, Kings Cross and Potts Point, the chic address offers terrific access to points of interest like El Alamein Fountain, Elizabeth Bay House, Oxford Street shops and Woolloomooloo Wharf.
Superb for business, leisure or indeed, a little of both, the lavish and romantic Hilton Hotel Sydney features the hip Zeta Bar, plush suites and airy, state-of-the-art conference rooms. Excellent attractions nearby include the ANZAC War Memorial, Sydney Wildlife World and Pitt Street Mall.
The name Sofitel conjures smart luxury and without question, the brand’s flagship hotel in Sydney is no exception. The Sofitel Wentworth Sydney Hotel is a 5-star urban oasis, with a stylish garden court, afternoon tea service and branchÃ© lounge.
The perpetual choice of scrupulous aesthetes, the fabulous Amora Hotel Jamison puts guests in a perfect position to enjoy the very best of Sydney. The myriad attractions of dynamic Darling Harbour, the Royal Botanic Gardens and Sydney Observatory are all within easy pedestrian distance.
A premium urban resort on historic Macquarie Street, Sir Stamford At Circular Quay evokes all the inherent romance, gentility and sophistication of a bygone era. The stately hotel offers deluxe high tea and seductive proximity to points of interest like the Museum of Sydney and UNESCO World Heritage Opera House.
For cosmopolitan urban luxury in the heart of Sydney, few hotels compete with Fraser Suites. The product of architect Sir Norman Foster + Partners is a lofty masterpiece of space and light, with exquisite suites, studios and luxury features.
A grand 19th century sandstone heritage landmark provides a brilliant counterpoint to the Radisson Plaza’s modern boutique interior. The Central Business District hotel boasts two gourmet restaurants, a spacious health club and swish luxury suites.
The term “outstanding luxury” is a de facto mantra at this opulent, flagship Elizabeth Street property. The Sheraton On The Park is simply put, one of the best hotels in Sydney.
The gorgeous Westin is once again, one of the top luxury hotels in Sydney for 2010. The spectacular property soars over Martin Place and features grand heritage rooms in the landmark General Post Office. For access to exclusive shops, sensational nightlife and restaurants, the lavish and extraordinary Westin is supreme.
The incomparable Four Seasons brand is a perpetual gold standard for international luxury hotels. Elegance, refinement and quality rule at the Circular Quay property on George Street. From the chef’s table at Kable’s, a notable temple of haute-cuisine, to sumptuous body care at The Spa, the Four Seasons Hotel Sydney defines luxury down to the last detail.