Hyatt Regency Sydney
5 Stars in the City
What it is
A harbor-side monolith with 892 pampering guest rooms and a rooftop bar.
What it isn't
Hands-off. This is an outsized hotel (reportedly the city’s largest) with boutique-hotel worthy service, down to the gratis wifi and an e-concierge who can pre-book everything from your spa treatments to your airport transfers.
What we think
Sydney is chockablock with hotels that pull out all the stops for guests, but still, Hyatt Regency is a star. Rooms are—in a word—gynormous, starting at 28 square meters, and outfitted with all the latter day thrills one might expect, including flatscreen TVs with Miracast mirroring technology (the easy way to project whatever you like, be it your work presentation or latest Netflix binge) and walk-in showers. In-the-know insiders book a Regency Club room for access to the nautically-themed 11th story lounge, where guests can nab comped breakfasts and pre-dinner appetizers while taking in the birds-eye views of the aptly named Darling Harbour.
You're here because
You tend to eat everything delicious in sight on vacation, and the on-site gym is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You know it’s not likely that you’ll hit the treadmill at 1 a.m.—but you like that you could.
High among the clouds at Zephyr, the hotel’s rooftop bar, you take in the twinkling twilight cityscape—and the divine menu. You find it impossible to pick a cocktail...do you want a caramelized peach mojito or salted caramel espresso? So you do a crazy thing. You order both. And you’ve never been prouder of yourself.
On historic Sussex Street, across the street from Cockle Bay Wharf and SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, where the brand new Day and Night on the Reef exhibit recreates 24 hours in the life of the Great Barrier Reef, including walking through bioluminescence.
Restaraunts & Bars
Sailmaker - Heritage through fresh produce and abundant seafood selection
Heritage Café - Light breakfast and lunch options
Zephyr - Rooftop bar with sensational views of Sydney and Darling Harbour
Lobby Lounge - Perfect place for a quick coffee, quiet glass of wine or evening cocktail
Dundee Arms - One of Sydney’s oldest pubs