It's about the service - seamless and sharp - and the rooms, which feel like chic harbourside apartments. And the rooftop pool. And the spa. But what clinches it for Park Hyatt Sydney, what gives it the edge over its five-star rivals, are those drop-dead, dress-circle views of the Opera House and Circular Quay. A truly memorable hotel. sydney.park.hyatt.com
Each of the hotels in our 2014 Australian Hotel Guide impressed us on at least one critical level - whether for the glamour of its interiors or for a thoughtful gesture that made our stay. For a hotel to be special, it needs to leave happy memories in the minds of its guests. These are our favourite memories of 2014.