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The labyrinthine spa experience: The Darling, Sydney

The labyrinthine spa experience: The Darling, Sydney

The Darling

There are a lot of 5-Star Luxury Hotels around the world but there is a hotel which is committed to give you the comfort and service better than many other 5 star hotels. That hotel is The Darling Hotel and Spa, which was opened in October 2011 as part of an extensive redevelopment of The Star, which introduced an array of award-winning restaurants and bars, a luxury retail collection, an extensive suite of penthouse and world-class gaming venues. Located on the edge of the Sydney Harbour, The Darling is two parts in its design, having distinctive inverted glass tower resting on a sandstone podium and features 171 stylish and spacious rooms, suites, an infinity pool and 16 room luxury spa and Sydney’s only Casino. All 171 rooms feature calming views of Sydney Harbour Bridge or the Blue Mountains. Each unit offers floor to ceiling glass, 46 inch LED TV, mini bar, safe and Control Four integrated remote system. The Darling also has Sokyo, a Japanese restaurant and bar. The hotel is just a short stroll away from Sydney CBD, Darling Harbour, China town and much more. With the metro light rail, monorail, Harbour ferry shuttle services all at your doorstep, you’ll have all the transport you need to get around the town.

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This hotel has numerous Awards and achievements in its showcase.

  • One of the Top 60 best new hotels in the world, named by Conde Nast Traveller
  • Winner of best new hotel construction and design 2012 at the Asia Pacific International Hotel Awards
  • Winner of Best Tech Hotel at 2012 HM Awards.

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You will notice this hotel is different right from the moment you arrive at the front door as one of the helpful staff escorts you right to the check in desk.


The Labyrinthine Spa


The Darling also has a luxurious spa set to pamper with all new levels of unique treatments from around the world. This spa at The Darling is one of Sydney’s most luxurious spas. This spa is also Sydney’s Exclusive home of luxury Swiss beauty bran La Prairie. On the level 2 of the Darling, the spa has 16 private rooms including an intimate couple’s treatment room and an indulgent Hamam. The Treatments include:


La Prairie Caviar Firming Facial, used for instantly firming skin and eye massage which helps in transforming the dull complexion into radiant and luminous skin.


Hot Stone Massage, Australian produced Granite is used for heat which is retained for longer and provides glowing and soft skin.


Deep Tissue, it is a sports massage which releases tension, blockages and helps in relieving muscular tension and spasms due to stress, work and athletic activities.

The spa is equipped with a spa tub and Turkish bath. Visitors of this spa can round out their time of relaxation with a trip to the boutique. There are many other treatments offered and can be reserved by calling the hotel’s reservations number or registering on the Darling’s official website.


Intimate couple’s Treatment Room


On Valentine’s Day every year, special offers and gift vouchers are given away to the couples and specials treatments are given in the Intimate couple’s Treatment Room. Starting with champagne and chocolate covered strawberries while you enjoy a romantic bath ritual in the Spa suite. The bodies are gently polished with organic raw sugar, continuing with relaxing couples Swedish massage side by side. Sounds like quite a divine and awesome experience


Jewel Spa suite and Darling Rooms

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Quite spacious Jewel Spa Suites offer a king-size bedroom, marble bathroom and separate living area which makes them perfect for entertaining. These gorgeous rooms offer views over the city skyline.


The Darling rooms include all the features that are so “distinctively darling”. These rooms are absolutely stunning with beautiful interior, great lighting and an amazing view. Power blinds and great temperature control make it easy to make yourself at home. There are sensors in all rooms, which turn off everything in the room if you leave the room for thirty minutes leaving something turned on. Bathrooms offer showers with handheld showerheads and rainfall showerheads. Additional amenities include hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. In additions, housekeeping is offered daily and amenities are made available on request include wake up calls.


Other Services




The hotel has a wide range of restaurants including the award winning Momofuku seiobo and celebrity Chef Luke Nguyen’s Fat Noodle. Rock lily Bar offers live music and an extensive selection of tequilas. The Darling also offers 24 hour reception and valet parking. Guests of the Darling are able to enjoy entertainment and dining experience it has to offer, all within the same complex. As night falls, guests can dine in the funky style of Sokyo, where Japanese cuisine is created at the hands of former Nobu chef Chase Kojima and his expert team. The nightlife at the Darling is a dream night that everybody would want to experience once. Sophisticated wine bars, different cocktails, live music and a 24 hours sports bar. Cherry, a cocktail bar with a boutique lounge feel is very popular in Australia. Then there is Rock Lily where musician from around the world come to play. A rocking live music venue and home to one of Australia’s biggest tequila collections. At 24 hours sports Bar, there are three mega screens and more than 50 LCD TVs where sports watching feels like heaven and it is open 24×7. If you are in Sydney then The Darling is a place where you will feel like a star.


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