Observatory Hotel Sydney - luxury beyond compare
Known for its tranquil, boutique atmosphere, situated in the heart of the business district, close by the Rocks, the Observatory Hotel Sydney offers easy access Australia's most vibrant city, an urban retreat amongst action. World class facilities, housed in a low-profile, elegant form of architecture, and outstanding service are highlighted by pampering sessions of royal treatment, high tea and innovative dining, framed by 78 deluxe rooms, 9 junior suites and 12 executive suites, crowned by the Observatory Suite, a home away from home for world leaders.
In every room, bathrooms are luxurious marble with separate bath and showers, heated towel rails and double vanity sinks. Polished mahogany armoires hold individual CD, DVD, television and video players. A matching mahogany buffet discreetly enfolds tea and coffee-making appliances and a fully stocked mini-bar, while an in-room safe sits in the polished cedar wardrobe along with slippers, an umbrella. To accommodate disabled guests, four ground-floor rooms have been adapted and the second floor, which is completely non-smoking, features duvets in each bedroom.
The Central Business District so close at hand, function rooms at the Observatory Hotel Sydney bathed in natural light and replete with personalised service from a team of professionals invite conferences and workshops on the premises for the best impressions. Sophistication and efficiency in a warm and personable environment attract brides and their families for superlative weddings. Additionally, the hotel complements beauty and business with an award-winning day spa, a stunning star-lit indoor pool and state-of-the-art gym. Galileo, a fine dining restaurant featuring French cuisine, and the Globe Brasserie & Bar, a casual restaurant renowned for serving Sydney's finest afternoon tea, complete the amenities of fabled elegance.
Nearby, the world famous Opera House and Harbour Bridge draw guests away to explore the area vibrant with culture, history and attractions for amusement. The Circular Quay, the original point of landing for Australia's first settlers, still serves as the stepping off point for ferries, buses and trains reaching all neighborhoods easily and outlying features such as Bondi Beach toward the sea and inland to the edge of the Bush.
The historic Rocks Point District is the site of the original settlers of Sydney, an area of cobbled streets and narrow alleyways, a story around every corner and a trip back in time but with the warehouses converted into boutique shops, distinguished and eclectic restaurants and art galleries modern and traditional, all creating new tales for the modern day during a long evening's stroll. The interactive Discovery Museum delights children and adults alike. The open air market on the weekends is full of arts and crafts, live music and a magical atmosphere reminiscent of the centuries of its history.
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 offers rides on the ground to take the most hardy upside down and backwards just as high and nearby a flight-simulator convinces seasoned travelers to remain in their seats.
The Taronga Zoo first opened in 1816 on what was known as Billy Goat Swamp. The Royal Botanical Gardens presents exotic plants and vegetation. Not a bridge too far, the variety of an entire city, in short, lies immediately accessible to patrons of the Observatory Hotel Sydney.