Sydney is jaw-droppingly beautiful. Whether you clamber up the Sydney Harbour Bridge, catch a wave at Bondi Beach or swan around with the swanky set in the boutiques of Paddington, Australia's biggest city is just glorious. Award-winning restaurants, quirky markets in Glebe and Kirribilli and classy hotels make Sydney a city you will never want to leave.
For many guests at our hotels, the Sydney Opera House is first on the agenda. Catch a show there, join a guided tour or amble around the perimeter. The busy area of Circular Quay around the Opera House is full of bars and restaurants.
Sydneyites love a show and the most spectacular are the Mardi Gras, celebrating Sydney's gay and lesbian communities and New Year's Eve, with its world-famous fireworks over the harbour.
Those who stay in a hotel in Sydney can explore the city's roots in The Rocks, marvel at the Museum of Contemporary Art's exhibitions and take a picnic in the Botanic Gardens with its stunning harbour views.
To really experience Sydney, hotel guests should get onto or into the water; catch a ferry to Watson's Bay, hire a kayak at Rose Bay, or snorkel in the shallows at gorgeous Shelly Beach.