Mercure Sydney Hotel - flies in and out
Within five minutes of both the International and domestic terminals of arguably the most active airport in the South Pacific, the Mercure Sydney Hotel is all about location and convenience. Spread over eight stories, 271 guest rooms, suites and public areas create a comfortable and stylish ambience with a full complement of services and facilities. Accommodating the traveler departing, parking is available for a week with a one night stay and a shuttle bus serves those arriving with a shuttle bus downtown to start or end their visit.
To relax before or unwind after a long trip around the world, an outdoor pool invites guests to lounge at the Mercure Sydney Hotel. A full gym with state-of-the-art equipment invigorates stiff muscles and a quick game on the tennis courts releases any tendency toward aggressive behavior in security lines. Laundry service and dry-cleaning return the wrinkles of travel to their pristine state.
Local aficianados frequenting the Mercure and culinary experts from any national describe the Seasons Restaurant as an innovative fusion of East and West that is distinctly Australian. Executive Chef Noam Tahan is renowned for using fresh local produce creatively. The International buffet breakfast kick starts a great day with a vast variety of options, including eggs cooked the way you like it, bacon, hash browns, grilled tomatoes and baked beans. Also included are cereals, fresh and poached fruits, yoghurts, juices, coffee and tea. Guests interested in a drink or two, enjoy Bradleys Bar, reclined in comfortable lounge seats that feel as cosy as home. Watching sports on the large screens is a viable alternative to managing the crowds at the actual stadium. Yummy snacks like burgers and fish & chips complement a good game of pool on the bar's styled table. The la carte menu is modern Australian and available seven nights a week.
The Mercure Sydney Airport offers the newest meeting facilities in the airport area, complemented by stylish and affordable rooms to suit business travelers, conferences and functions. The proximity to the airport and easy access to the city are contributing factors to the popularity and he hotel 11 state-of-the-art conference and meeting rooms including a brand new Grand Ballroom are able to accommodate up to 400 guests. Coupled with a conference team to advise and assist with planning any event, the hotel caters not only to local and international businesses, but is also ideal for school formals and weddings.
Situated next to riverfront parklands and overlooking an 18 hole golf course, the hotel is away from the direct flight path, but only minutes away from outlying cafs, restaurants and the beautiful Botany Bay, while the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, famous icons of the metropolitan world capital, and the rest of the vibrant downtown Central Business District is just a short 15 minute drive. The Circular Quay anchors explorations of the Aquarium, tours of the Darling Harbour area or a ferry ride to the beautiful Bondi and Manley Beaches. The historic Rocks Point District is an area of cobbled streets and narrow alleyways with the old warehouses converted to boutique shops, restaurants and galleries.
Providing the highest view of the city and surroundings, the Sydney Tower Shopping Centre spikes upwards dramatically out of a complex of stores and restaurants, cinemas, laser and bowling amusements. The Mercure Sydney Hotel looks like a small speck from so high a vantage, but being next to the airport, stands out as one of Sydney's most convenient places of rest.