Despite being located in the heart of the CBD, QT Sydney retains its luxurious boutique feel, with 200 guest suites carved into the historic Gowings and State Theatre buildings. Each room features deluxe bedding, distinctive decor and free wifi, with most also offering an oversized bathtub. Adding to the hotel’s appeal is its in-house restaurant, Gowings Bar & Grill, the street-side café, Parlour Lane Roasters, and a late-night cocktail bar, The Gilt Lounge. Those looking for an escape from Sydney’s hustle and bustle need look no further than spaQ – spoil yourself with the Metamorphosis treatment, which incorporates a warm oil back massage, caviar facial and mini manicure and pedicure.
Sydney’s CBD is rich with historic landmarks and places to take in panoramic views but traverse its low-key lanes and you’ll find some of the city’s best small bars, cafés and restaurants. Whisky lovers should head to Baxter Inn while Neil Perry’s Rockpool Bar & Grill attracts the culinary elite.
49 Market Street, Sydney; (02) 8262 0000