On account of its convenience, comfort and access, situated as it is in the heart of the Haymarket District, the four star Holiday Inn Darling Harbour Sydney can be the catalyst to transform a family holiday, business affair or romantic weekend into a lifetime memory. The variety of entertainment and amusement within footsteps of the door satisfies every craving except the urge to return again which only grows stronger.
The 11 story contemporary brick facade with its glass awning and neon glow invites guests to enjoy a cosmopolitan experience in any of its 346 rooms as the base for exploration. Each room, furnished comfortably and pampering with bathrobes, features views of the city spread into the distance, television with cable/satellite and pay movies, internet, a mini-bar and safe. Within the Holiday Inn Darling Harbour Sydney, a spa, sauna, fitness facility and gift shop are supported by a congenial, multilingual staff, valet parking and concierge service to arrange excursions into the city and out to the continent beyond. A business center with wireless access and secretarial service create an office away from home connected to the Central Business District just a ten minute walk away. Also within the building, the massive ironbark beams and cast iron pillars retained from the days of a bustling wool trading floor feast the eyes over breakfast and dinners at Shipleys while JB's Bar serves meals on the go or drinks to patrons inclined to lounge at the end of the day.
The contemporary, heritage-style Holiday Inn Darling Harbour Sydney is a former 1890s wool store, dating back to the time when the bustling Chinatown nearby was first settled and rapidly solidifying. The spirited Spanish Quarter is also located in Haymarket and is the place to sip Sangria, try tapas and watch or participate in traditional Flamenco dancing. Hosting international performances, the Sydney Entertainment Centre music venue begins a tour of the area that includes the fascinating Cockle Bay Wharf and delightful Paddy's Market where one finds discount clothing, bargins or fun souvenirs for those left behind. The area is fast becoming a late night entertainment venue with restaurants opening till late. The popular Friday night City Night Market (December till June) sees Sydneysiders flock to the area to indulge in a mix of cultural vibrancy, entertainment, street theatre, fine food, alfresco shopping and outdoor dining.
From a stop at Paddy's Market, the Monorail and Light Rail is a fun way to reach the rest of Sydney. A ten minute walk from the Holiday Inn Darling Harbour Sydney delivers guests to the Sydney Aquarium for lessons on life under the sea or a unique view of the bay on a glass-bottomed boat and spectacular views of the iconic Opera House, Harbour Bridge and other notable features. The Circular Quay, Royal Botanical Gardens and Central Business District are all right there and accessible, close enough to return to the hotel for breaks and changes of clothes. Rising 250 meters over the city, the Sydney Tower looks down from a dizzying glass-bottomed walkway on the shopping complex below. The Taronga Zoo full of Australian native and exotic animals from around the world and lounging on Bondi Beach are full day activities within easy reach.
For business, holiday or romance, the Holiday Inn Darling Harbour Sydney is at the heart of it all.