Looking out over stately St Mary’s Cathedral and the eclectic eastern suburbs skyline, park view rooms at The Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park enjoy one of the CBD’s best vistas. The luxury property (formerly Sheraton on the Park) has undergone a contemporary refresh that remains true to its classic design, from the black marble lobby to its 558 rooms and suites and the smart Sheraton Club Lounge on level 21. Close to shopping hot spots, bars and restaurants and Sydney’s busiest office towers, the hotel is conveniently located for every type of traveller. Complimentary high-speed wi-fi, a range of private meeting spaces and in-room office areas ensure corporate travellers are catered for, while the hotel’s dining options and quiet lounge areas make it easy for anyone to switch off after hours.
Situated on Hyde Park’s Elizabeth Street border, the hotel’s prime address offers both CBD convenience and unparalleled access to one of the city’s biggest green spaces. The Parliament and Supreme Court of New South Wales are near neighbours; the hotel is also handy to a range of public transport links and is 14km from Sydney Airport. Shopping destinations including Pitt Street Mall, the Queen Victoria Building and The Galeries are an easy walk away – even with your hands full of shopping bags.
Each of the 558 rooms and suites has been updated in sophisticated style. A neutral palette of grey, black and caramel is accented with geometric motifs and hits of burnt orange, purple and navy depending on the room category. Marble, mirror and leather finishes add to the elegant aesthetic. With city or park views, all rooms boast marble bathrooms, plush pillow top mattresses, televisions, wi-fi and coffee and tea facilities; Hermes amenities add to the luxe feel. Suites are a step above and include full dining and office areas, and outdoor terraces with views across Hyde Park.
Food and drinks
The hotel’s signature restaurant, Feast, serves up a variety of international cuisines and is home to what may well be Sydney’s best seafood buffet – available for lunch and dinner daily. A High Tea buffet experience is offered in the Gallery on weekends; room service is available 24 hours a day; and The Conservatory is a smart space for pre- or post-dinner drinks.
For business travellers
Most of the hotel’s room categories are equipped with a desk space, while suites have spacious office areas that can easily accommodate meetings. Wi-fi is fast and all rooms have telephones and Smart TVs. For larger gatherings and conferences the hotel has 17 meeting and event spaces that can be booked in advance. The Sheraton Club Lounge is a quiet, private space ideal for intimate catch-ups.
For wellness travellers
A gym, swimming pool and spa are available to all guests. And don’t skip your daily swim: the pool has a glass ceiling so you can catch CBD glimpses while practising your tumble turns.
The fab factor
Feast restaurant’s seafood buffet is fresh, bountiful and not to be missed; it’s a favourite with Sydney locals, too.
Best for: Business travellers and city breaks
Number of rooms: 558 rooms and suites
From: $349 per night
Wi-fi: Free and fast
Parking: Guest self parking is $58 daily; valet is $68 daily
Address: 161 Elizabeth Street, Sydney
Telephone: +61 2 9286 6000
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