The Luxe Life at Langham Sydney

Langham SydneyThe Langham Sydney is the stuff of dreams. White and bright with touches of gold, Art Déco finishes and that world famous Langham pink. It’s brought the glamour of five star hotels back to the historic building that was once The Observatory Hotel.

Get settled into Palm Court for Afternoon Tea With Wedgwood

Get settled into Palm Court for Afternoon Tea With Wedgwood

A $30 million refurb will do that, but it’s more than just the redesign. They’ve hit the mark by creating a space that’s so pretty and perfect you can imagine you’re sitting in a plush London lobby having high tea, when in fact you’re tucked into a window seat in the Palm Court, light streaming in behind you from windows looking across to Western Harbour and the Anzac Bridge. The Palm Court is the perfect setting for afternoon tea – a glass of Perrier-Jouet, a Wedgewood silver tea stand filled with delicate treats and a few of your nearest and dearest are the combination for a decadent, delicious few hours, especially if the ivories are tinkling on the piano.

Get close to the action at Kent Street Kitchen's Chefs Table

Get close to the action at Kent Street Kitchen’s Chefs Table

For those without the serious sweet tooth, the hotel’s Kent Street Kitchen already has a reputation for dramatic flair and flavour. Executive chef Thomas Heinrich is at the helm so expect to see modern European dishes on a seasonally changing menu.

If you’re checking in for the night, you’re in for a real treat. These suites are made to be savoured so maximise the amount of hours you can spend in this chic space. Arched windows, beautiful bedheads behind deluxe king beds, winged arm chairs – they carry the lobby’s light and bright colour scheme throughout. Now, this is a room for sharing with a special someone, but that special someone can also be your best friend – the furry kind. The Langham’s smallest guests are given their own doggie bed, bowl and treats. You can’t bring in your Doberman but small to medium dogs are welcome and well looked after!

> Want more dog approved places to take your pooch? Check out our guide

Luxe out in a Junior Suite

Luxe out in a Junior Suite

You’re guaranteed to have one pampered pup but they’re not the only ones who deserves some pampering. Head downstairs to the subterranean spa. The Observatory’s famous star-lit pool is just as lovely as always, while the day spa itself has been given a freshen up, with beautiful new treatment rooms and a few great additions to the spa menu. Splurge on a Champagne Pear massage – full body massage with Barbor Shaping Cream imbued with Vitamin C and Champagne pear. Go all out with the Champagne & Gold Indulgence and you get a glass of Laurent-Perrier too! Whatever you do, save some time for a few leisurely laps in the pool under the stars.

Go underground to the Langham's famous pool

Go underground to the Langham’s famous pool

Langham Sydney 
89-113 Kent St, The Rocks 
(02) 9256 2222

About the author

Lisa used to use Sydney as a base to drop off souvenirs before heading off on the next adventure but these days she’s got her feet almost on the ground, with a desire to try every high tea in Sydney, and a cute cavoodle puppy at home. Travel writer, photographer and Kitchen Aid freak, she loves to eat, bake and write.


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