The unwinding begins in the driveway of Park Hyatt Sydney, where a valet unburdens spa guests of their cars. Doors open to a dress-circle view of the harbour, and behind a discreet door on the second floor is The Spa. Deep exhalation. As part of the hotel's "commitment to the overall wellbeing of guests", The Spa has introduced Kerstin Florian as its signature skincare brand and created a series of bespoke treatments called "time rituals". Spa guests who book a 90-minute session or longer can extend their retreat by using the hotel's rooftop pool, gym and steam room. And the holistic approach also applies in The Living Room and in-room dining, with a "healthy balance" menu. 7 Hickson Road, The Rocks, Sydney.