While Conrad Hilton may have coined the phrase, “location, location” the 5-star InterContinental Hotel Sydney has without doubt secured the “location, location” in Sydney, with this top quality hotel located cleverly inside an historic 19th-century building, the former Treasury Building, also the site where the first Australian grape vine was planted, but most impressively with the InterContinental Hotel Sydney arguably offering the very best views in Sydney.
The 509 all air-conditioned rooms at the InterContinental Sydney have views of the city or the harbour, with each room including satellite TV and a minibar, with the hotel offering a 24-hour fitness centre, or enjoy a range of beauty treatments at Sebastian Salon and a beautiful swimming pool with harbour views.
If you are as lucky as I was in being give a harbour view room, my views stretched as far as North and South Head, the entrance to Sydney Harbour heads, great for catching the early morning arrival of the myriad of cruise ships that now visit Sydney.
Restaurants and eating places include The Cortile, which includes the hotels famous High Tea and the newly launched High Coffee, all day light meals, exclusive cocktails and all in the magnificent surround of The Cortile, one of the most delightful bars in Sydney, with The Cortile’s soaring atrium and tiered sandstone arcades providing the perfect venue to listen to live music.
Café Opera features a buffet with global cuisine and a seafood buffet on weekends with a refreshing focus on recently picked fruit and vegetables providing the inspiration for the market fresh and locally sourced dining experience of Cafe Opera, showcasing local suppliers and growers.
At 117 dining Chefs Tamas Pamer & Jarrod Walsh passionately believe well-being cuisine is crafted using local grower’s products direct from the farm, with the menu at 117 dining creating distinguishing dishes using what are described as nutrition-rich power ingredients, inspired from Australia and abroad.
The Meat & Wine Co caters for meat lovers in a sophisticated yet relaxed environment, with the restaurant reputed to serve the tastiest and most succulent steaks and ribs available, complemented by the finest selection of both local and international wines. Rustic wooden walls, original arched windows, luxurious leather seating, and stone features make this the ideal setting for business meetings and romantic dinners alike.
The Puza Bar is the perfect place to meet and enjoy a whisky or glass of wine after work. For those that want to treat themselves and I was very lucky, you make your stay in Sydney even more luxurious and upgrade to a Club guest room which includes access to the exclusive Club InterContinental lounge, arguably one of the world’s best lounge locations, a stunning wrap-around outdoor terrace capturing panoramic views across the sparkling blue waters of Sydney Harbour, with the Club Intercontinental Lounge offering complimentary breakfast and also evening cocktail and canapés – simply perfect.
The Intercontinental Sydney is a world class hotel, luxurious, but understated while very together, with great staff and awesome facilities for guests, in an incredible location overlooking Sydney’s world famous harbour and in a really great location, for just being in Sydney’s CBD.
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Written by: John Alwyn-Jones