Many cities claim to have something for everyone, but Sydney truly does. Flaunting gold-sand beaches with gleaming rock pools, lush green parks, heritage architecture, a vibrant arts and culture scene, incredible restaurants, fantastic wineries nearby, and a buzzing maker culture, it is one of the world’s loveliest destinations to spend your vacation days.
For luxurious amenities and breathtaking views of the city, book your stay at Hyatt Regency Sydney. Adjacent to the iconic Darling Harbour in the Sydney Central Business District, the five-star hotel – also the country’s largest upscale property – is within walking distance from Sydney Tower Eye and luxury shopping precincts Queen Victoria Building and Pitt Street Mall, with major attractions including the iconic Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, The Rocks, Museum of Contemporary Art, and Royal Botanic Garden accessible in minutes by car.
Its 851 rooms and 27 suites have also recently undergone an extensive refurbishment – all the more reason to check in. Designed by multidisciplinary design firm Bates Smart, interiors pay homage to its harbour-side location with a classy, nautical-inspired palette and decor complete with rich Phillip Jeffries custom vinyl Amalfi silk, sleek Italian-made joinery and rounded mirrors reminiscent of cabin portholes. Subtle nods to the historical landmarks of the hotel’s locale are black-and-white photographs of Sydney waterfronts.
What makes the revamped Hyatt Regency Sydney stand out from other properties in the vicinity are the private outdoor terraces of the Sydney Terrace Suite and the Regency Terrace Suite; a rarity around these parts. Overlooking Darling Harbour, each 125+ sqm suite includes a terrace that spans 34sqm, big enough to host an intimate alfresco party of up to 12 guests, or six for seated dining. Within each plush suite, there are also separate living and work areas, a king bedroom with ensuite bathroom, a freestanding bar as well as a butler’s pantry. Guests who have booked suites are privy to a private Regency Concierge, which will curate a personalised itinerary that includes bespoke private dining.
Even if you’re not staying at Hyatt Regency Sydney, the hotel is a destination in its own right, offering a slew of facilities including state-of-the-art meeting and event spaces with panoramic harbour views alongside award-winning bars and restaurants. Sailmaker Restaurant serves some of the city’s freshest seafood and locally sourced produce from New South Wales, while an adventurous array of the world’s most captivating flavours await at Jackalberry Bar. For a quiet glass of wine, retreat to Lobby Lounge, or head to The Dundee Arms, one of Sydney’s oldest surviving pubs, for a quick pint.
If you only have time for one restaurant or bar, make it Zephyr Sky Bar at sunset. The first alfresco hotel rooftop bar in the city, the award-winning establishment offers an extensive drinks menu that should please many – from timeless classics to more experiential concoctions created in collaboration with local bartending heroes. With sundowners and views this good, you’ll be hard-pressed not to fall in love with the new Hyatt Regency Sydney.
For more information, visit Hyatt Regency Sydney’s website.