Hilton Sydney, Hotel Review

Hilton Sydney, Hotel Review, Australia

Location You can’t beat the location of the Hilton Hotel Sydney. Smack bang in the middle of the city it’s walking distance to many attractions, and only steps away from bars, restaurants, shopping and entertainment. Certainly one of the many benefits is that of e…

Design hotels in Sydney

QT Sydney, A Stylish and Fun Stay in the CBD

When a hotel is inside what once used to be the State Theatre you’d expect a little drama in the setting. QT Sydney’s entrance has me wishing I’d worn higher heels, brighter red lipstick and had donned a feather boa. “The minute you walked in the joint…,” Shirley Bass…

Gowings Bar & Grill – QT Sydney

Gowings Bar & Grill – QT Sydney Monica Tindall Part of one of Sydney’s hottest boutique hotels, QT Sydney, Gowings Bar & Grill first caught my attention with their breakfast menu. Natural leavened stone baked bread, spelt, organic, flax, pomegra…

best spas in Sydney

spaQ, QT Sydney

Contemporary and fun, the designer day spa, spaQ, part of the boutique hotel QT Sydney, is certainly a place that provided pep to my afternoon. Of course the relaxation and beauty treatments themselves had something to do with this, but the designer setting and up…

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Shangri-La Hotel Sydney, Australia

A year ago was my last visit to Shangri-La Hotel Sydney, and still with all of the wonderful accommodation options in the city centre, it is the hotel that speaks most to me when recommending an unforgettable stay in Australia’s Harbour City. All rooms are blessed w…

Bars with the best views in Sydney

Blu Bar, Shangri-La Hotel Sydney, Australia

If you visit one bar in Sydney make it Blu Bar. Short visits call for scoping out the best and I can’t imagine finding a more stunning setting than what is offered on the glass walled 36th floor of the Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney. Sweeping views of the harbour could leave […]

Shangri-La Hotel Sydney

CHI, The Spa, Shangri-La Hotel Sydney

Being a bit of a spa enthusiast and having the fortune of living in Asia for many years (read spa capital of the world), there was no way I was going to turn down a chance to be pampered in CHI, The Spa, Shangri-La Hotel Sydney’s day spa facility during […]

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Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney, Australia

There’s nothing quite like arriving home on a flight to Australia as the sun is rising. Right about the same time as breakfast service on the midnight run from Malaysia to Sydney, a fiery striation spans the horizon indicating the day’s inception. It reminds me of h…

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High Tea, Shangri-La Hotel Sydney, Australia

Google “best high teas in Sydney” and Shangri-La Hotel is bound to come up every time in the top three. Much of this fame can be attributed to the “punk princess of the pastry kitchen,” Chef Anna Polyviou, and her contemporary take on executing all things sweet and pe…