Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Sydney

The Old Clare Hotel
Formerly a pub and a brewery admin building, The Old Clare Hotel, a chic boutique hotel in Chippendale, offers style and three independent restaurants.
Shangri-La
Even purists will find it difficult to fault the Shangri-La. It's one of those hotels that has it all covered.
Tivoli Villa
Tivoli Villa is described as The Great Gatsby mansion, and it's easy to see why.
Quarantine Station
One of Sydney's quirkier stays, but where else can you wake up to the sound of kookaburras, enjoy uninterrupted harbour views and spot native wildlife like fairy penguins and bandicoots meandering outside your suite?
Pacific Road House
Set among the swaying eucalyptus trees and only a short stroll to the beach, this gorgeous, privately-rented mansion is the epitome of Australian beachside luxu
Grace Hotel
One of the city's best examples of pre-war architecture, The Grace hotel was once an office block that was requisitioned during the Second World War for use as allied headquarters.
Barrenjoey House
Set on the tranquil Pittwater side of Palm Beach, Barrenjoey House is a coastal boutique beach house across from the Pittwater riverfront with its Norfolk pines
Diamant
For nocturnal mischief, the 77-room Diamant hotel couldn't be better situated.
Jonah’s Whale Beach
Perched on its clifftop throne overlooking the dreamy blue vista of the Pacific Ocean, Jonah's is one of Sydney's most exclusive boutique hotels and restaurants.
Sebel Pier One
With its waterfront location and uninterrupted harbour views, scarcely a weekend goes by when the Sebel isn't hosting a wedding.
Star City
An easy stroll from central Sydney, there's really only one place to go if you want to burn some cash on roulette, baccarat or blackjack, and that's Star City -
Potts Point View
The ultimate urban pad, Potts Point View smacks of masculine sophistication.
Observatory
Resplendent with its brocade, gold gilt and 19th-century pomp, the Observatory has a luxuriously old-world style that will send minimalists running for the door.
QT Hotel
Feeding off the cosmopolitan buzz of the city's central business district, the colourfully edgy and brand-spankingly new QT is by far of one of the quirkiest, coolest hotels in Sydney.
Darling Point Pad
Want to be the envy of all Sydneysiders? Then stay here. This glamorous, privately-rented penthouse apartment is the one we all dream of owning.
Ravesi’s
Ravesi's is a little gem of a hotel smack bang on the beachfront of Sydney's iconic Bondi Beach.
Sofitel
The beds at Sofitel are famous, and quite rightly so.
Pretty Beach House
Around 100-kilometres from Sydney on the Bouddi Peninsula, this private boutique retreat is set in tranquil native bushland and offers round-the-clock private butler service and a no-expenses-spared experience.
Hughenden
A go-to for literary lovers or travellers wanting to stay somewhere that's more like a home, this stately Victorian mansion has worn many hats in its time.
Medusa
Near the mischievous red light district of Kings Cross, this grand, three-levelled terrace mansion is home to an elegant boutique hotel named after the beautiful, yet terrifying mythical snake-haired maiden, Medusa.
Fraser Suites
This luxury, five-star serviced apartment hotel is such a well-hidden secret, the most savvy local wouldn't know it - even though it's directly opposite renowne
Cockatoo Island
Want to stay on an island, nearly all to yourself? Managed by the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, Cockatoo Island is a ferry ride from Circular Quay.
Quay Grand Suites
Comfortably treading the line between luxury hotel and serviced apartment, the Quay Grand Suites occupy a prime slice of Sydney real estate adjacent to the infamous so-called 'Toaster' building.
Sheraton on the Park
Directly fronting the verdant expanse of Hyde Park, the Sheraton is a good choice for travellers with extra luggage room, as it's within ambling distance from Sydney's department stores and the new Westfield shopping mall.
Kirketon
Originally designed by Burley Katon Halliday, this 40-room boutique hotel was acquired by the Eight Hotels group in 2008 who commissioned Edge Design to rework the interiors and conjure up something reminiscent of a Parisian boutique hotel.
Establishment
Easily one of Sydney's hippest addresses, every visiting celebrity, fashionista and designer worth their salt has shacked up in one of Establishment's minimalistic-cool suites,
Blue
Formerly the W Hotel, the 100-room Blue Hotel is set on the Finger Wharf marina, home to a clutch of the city's most prestigious waterfront restaurants and within an extraordinary wharf building that once functioned as a wool- and cargo-handling faci
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Bells at Killcare
Nestled in beautifully landscaped gardens and bushland, Bells is chic, coastal retreat around an hour or so from Sydney (or 20 minutes by ferry from Palm Beach).
Westin Sydney
Ranked in the Top 15 Australian hotels, the Westin's panoramic, cityscape views and chic, contemporary decor set it apart from the rest.
The Kirketon Sydney – Boutique Accommodation at its Finest
The Kirketon Sydney offers 40 rooms in a prime location for those wishing to explore the city's nightlife before retiring in peace, comfort and style.

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