259 Pitt St., Sydney, NSW 2000 Phone 1800/222 255 in Australia 02/9266
2000 Fax 02/9265 6065
Size: 585 units Extras
A/C MINIBAR TV TEL. Parking $24 (U.S.$16.80) Transportation: CityRail:
Town Hall Prices: A$380 (U.S.$266) double; A$550-$1,500 (U.S.$385-U.S.$1,050)
suite. Extra person A$40 (U.S.$28). Children under 18 stay free in parents' room Credit
Cards: AE, BC, DC, JCB, MC, V
Right in the middle of town and close to
all major shops, the Hilton is a 1970s conglomerate with a decidedly ugly facade rearing
onto both Pitt and George streets. The lackluster gold lobby--if you can find it (the main
entrance is hidden away in a warren of concrete)--is dimly lit and houses a popular cafe
and boutique shops. The rooms were refurbished in 1999, and are the first in Australia to
have a fully electronic minibar system (aimed at preventing disputes with guests). Many
rooms, especially from the 32nd floor up, have panoramic views of the AMP Centerpoint
Tower, the Harbour Bridge, and neighboring skyscrapers.
Dining/Entertainment: Some of
Sydney's best bars are in the Hilton, including the stunning Marble Bar, with its
extravagant central-European feel, and the popular English-style Henry the Ninth Bar. The
hotel has two restaurants.
Facilities: Outdoor pool, sauna,
spa, gym, massage, concierge, 24-hour room service, free daily newspaper, nightly
turndown, shoe shine, laundry, valet, baby-sitting, business center, tour desk, gift shop,
newsstand, currency exchange.
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