Sydney Calling

by Portfolio Magazine
15 Dec 2021

Now that we can finally plan a long awaited Australian holiday, the Sydney Harbour Marriott is our go-to home away from home, which boasts an unbeatable location and stunning views.

It has been a long time coming, but on 21 November, the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) between Singapore and Australia finally came to fruition. Not only does this bode well for the further resumption of international travel, it once again breathes life to the relationship between the two countries, especially since Australia is one of the hottest, most in-demand destination for Singaporean travelers.

For those with Sydney on the agenda, it only makes sense to stay in the city’s most iconic location: The enchanting Sydney Harbour. Welcoming Singaporean travelers with open arms is none other than the Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay.

At a glance, Sydney Harbour Marriott is the ultimate spot for couples, families, and friends. Not only does it boast unbeatable views of the Sydney Opera House, you’ll also be able to take in the grandeur of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, as well as the flurry of well-sailed ferries gliding over the tempting blue waters.

(Related: Luxury hotels in KL for your VTL trip)


Welcome Back to the Neighborhood

Located at the heart of the city’s harbor, Sydney Harbour Marriott is perfect for those looking to indulge in shopping, dining, entertainment, and even nature escapes.

Immediate highlights of the area include the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, The Rocks historic cultural and alfresco dining precinct, as well as the immediate area of the Sydney Opera House that boasts live performances. In addition to its proximity to the famed Bondi Beach, guests can also opt to visit Luna Park, Taronga Zoo, and multiple hidden beaches and vantage points.

First time visitor and not sure where to go and what to do? Simply approach Marriott’s team of knowledgeable staff-turned-local-guides who are more than willing to share helpful tips, as well as local secrets for visitors who want to make the most out of their long-delayed vacation.


Something for Everyone

Traveling with kids? Not a problem because Sydney Harbour Marriott boasts signature family rooms, as well as a large selection of interconnected rooms and heritage duplexes. There is also an extensive toy menu that allows kids full access to a variety of toys and games. And as part of the M Passport – a globally renowned family package – kids can also order cubbies and teepee tents to add fun and fantasy to their stay.

For couples and friends, not only do you get to enjoy the luxurious Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge view rooms and suites, you’ll also be able to work on both fitness and wellness with activities like yoga on the Terrace or workouts in the Fitness Centre.

Finally, the award-winning and renowned culinary offerings at the in-house bars and restaurants will further elevate your experience. Up first is the in-house restaurant, Silvester’s, which is helmed by Parisian chef Raphael Szurek. Here, Chef Szurek has curated a produce-driven lunch and dinner menu that brings together contemporary Australian cuisine with fine French techniques.

Then there’s Customs House Bar, a partially heritage-listed, historic watering hole that was established in 1864. Today, it’s a sophisticated gastropub with an open-air beer garden with a rotation of micro-brewed beers on tap.

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