Intercontinental Hotel Sydney--luxurious and worth it
Exuding style and history on the edge of the harbour, the InterContinental Hotel Sydney is a true expression of luxury and high taste. Positioned on the edge of the worlds most stunning harbour, just a moment's memorable walk away from the famous Opera House, Royal Botanic Gardens, the ferries from Circular Quay and exclusive shops, the hotel proudly celebrates its five star rating. Built around the restored Treasury Building of 1851, the hotels 509 contemporary designed guest rooms each with a picture frame view, include a collection of 28 suites that have been home to world leaders and celebrities from across the globe for more than two decades. An upgrade to a Club InterContinental guest room, for an ultimate Sydney experience, receives access to the exclusive Club InterContinental lounge with a wrap around outdoor terrace that captures panoramic views across the sparkling Sydney Harbour, bustling with activity. Inside, luxurious furnishings and the latest technology ensure a private retreat perfect for conducting business or simply relaxing.
Located on 31st floor of the InterContinental Hotel Sydney with spectacular panoramic views of the city, the 24 hour Fitness Centre provides all the latest cardiovascular equipment and plenty of space for free weights and stretching while the heated indoor swimming pool delights children and relaxes the adults. Additionally, a beauty salon and flower shop downstairs romance the women. Live entertainment is often available in the elegant bar. A business center is staffed 8 AM to 6 PM with high speed internet access, meeting rooms, a limousine and secretarial services to create an office in the hotel convenient to the Sydney's Central Business District and the commerce of the world.
From the doorway of the InterContinental Hotel Sydney, tourist icons such as the world famous Opera House, Harbour Bridge, the Olympic Stadiums and the immense and luxuriantly green Royal Botanical Gardens are in easy reach by foot. The Darlinghurst district for great inexpensive restaurants and Paddington Market boasting fashion bargains invite exploration. The site of the original settlers of Sydney, the historic Rocks Point District is an area of cobbled streets and narrow alleyways with a story around every corner, featuring the interactive Discovery Museum for children and the open air market on the weekends full of arts and crafts, live music and a magical atmosphere.
250 meters overhead, the Skywalk atop the Sydney Tower offers breath-taking vistas between feet firmly planted on a glass floor, looking down at the shopping centre far below, a dizzying complex of stores and restaurants, cinemas, laser and bowling amusements. Luna Park provides thrilling amusement rides without going so high. A spectacular view of all of these Sydney Harbour landmarks can be had from the decks of a glass-bottomed boat leaving from the Sydney Aquarium.
The original point of landing for Australia's first settlers, short ferry rides from the Circular Quay transports guests to many of Sydney's best sites beyond walking reach. The Taronga Zoo was first opened in 1816 on what was known as Billy Goat Swamp. Farther away are the popular beaches of Manley and Bondi where crystal waters mix with white sand.
Holiday stays, business intensity or romantic rendezvous are all made a lot more luxurious by staying at the InterContinental Hotel Sydney.
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