This 160-year-old sandstone beauty in the heart of Sydney has had some work – a $12 million upgrade to its interiors. Don’t let the heritage façade of the boutique luxury hotel fool you: the 362 guestrooms and suites epitomise contemporary design and are equipped to cater to your every need. Opt for a Spa Suite to enjoy an open-plan space with high ceilings and a marble bathroom with a spa bathtub. The hotel’s gym, spa and business centre enable you to mix work with play and restaurants such as Spice Temple and Jamie’s Italian are nearby. However, it will be difficult to extricate yourself from on-site restaurant Bentley or the lobby bar, which serves delicately crafted high tea daily from 10.30am to 4.30pm.
27 O'Connell Street, Sydney