Park Hyatt Sydney
Southern hemisphere's most exclusive and glamorous hotel at the most prominent location on Sydney's historic and dress circle area at the Rocks with an unrivalled view towards Sydney Opera House.

Park Hyatt Sydney is built on the site of a former water police station on Hickson Road. The curvaceous low-rise building is designed by one of Australia's most celebrated architect, Ken Woolley and Daryl Jackson and opened in 1990.

158 rooms over 4 levels only, including 31 Studio Suites (75m2), 3 Premier Suites (73m2), 1 Diplomatic (145m2) & 1 Governor Suite (185m2).
Standard rooms are ranging from the 45 - 55m2 Park View with Bridge view to the City Harbour; and Opera Room.
Standard features includes private balcony, 4th generation 32inch Aquos LCD TV, DVD, Sharp virtual surround system, remote controlled-curtains, walk-in wardrobe and designer furnitures, including my personal favourite Radar chair by James Irvine, each at a stagering tag of EURO 5,500.

For special occasion, book the open plan Studio Suites on the north wing with uninterupted Opera View.
For typical room, book the City Harbour Room rooms starting with number 02 - 06 as they are the most spacious and have spectacular city views.

The award winning Harbour Kitchen and Bar serves award winning modern Australian cuisine against the backdrop of spectacular Opera House view in 3 separate areas, including the main fine dining area, bar and a casual all day dining area. Service was outstanding for Australian standard.

Small outdoor rooftop pool and a whirpool on the fifth floor are blessed with a commanding harbour view from its deck. It is also adjoined large terrace for private function; a spa and boutique fitness center over an interconnected 2 levels directly underneath.

Home of the Head of States and celebrities. Frank Sinatra & Billy Joel even made headlines for a fight over a Suite. Glamorous modern interior with designer pieces; unrivalled Opera House view; and stylish Bar.

One of the most outstanding I've encountered in Australia: a mixture of casual Australian tradition with a friendly yet refine world class service. Some staffs were better than others and some could be a little bit stiff at times. I was really impressed with Valerie from the Business Center for her assistance and friendliness. Staffs at Harbour Kitchen were very well trained too.

RATES 2006
Park Room starts from AUD 600++, while City/Harbour Room (pictured here) starts at AUD700++ .The Governor Suite is the most expensive suite in Australia.

Ranked 3th of my own personally compiled Gold List
Overall: 93.43
Location: 100
Lobby: 92
Room: 97
Bath: 89
Leisure: 89
Service: 90
Design: 97

Note: Map of Sydney is taken from Google Earth and reproduced to indicate the location of the Park Hyatt Sydney.

(c) 2007, Yohanes Budiyanto
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