A Look Inside the Shangri-La Hotel in Sydney, Australia

Without a doubt, one of Sydney, Australia’s most luxurious hotels is the towering Shangri-La Hotel. This 36-floor hotel sits in the heart of the Rocks district and commands panoramic views of Sydney Harbor. Step inside this luxurious hotel and see why you need to stay at the Shangri-La Hotel on your next Sydney, Australia getaway.

Unsurpassed Views


Views from the Shangri-La Hotel in Sydney, Australia
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Every luxuriously appointed guest room in the Shangri-La Hotel offers expansive views over the iconic Sydney Harbor.


One of the most famous sights in the world greets you as you awake from the soothing comforts of your luxurious bed. The stunning Opera House glows a pearlescent white against the blue of the sky and the sea, while the Harbour Bridge stands majestically for all to see. The city is a palette of exuberant colours, all vying for your attention. Such is the spectacle from your room at Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney.


The hotel features oversized windows to accentuate the views. Some of the 565 guestrooms also offer views of the Sydney Opera House, the Sydney skyline, and Sydney Harbor Bridge. The views are unmatched by any other downtown hotel.

CHI, The Spa


Chi, The Spa A Look Inside the Shangri-La Hotel in Sydney, Australia
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The onsite CHI, The Spa serves to help guests relax and look after their wellness while staying at the hotel.


CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La, draws inspiration from the legendary Shangri-La, a place of personal peace, enchantment and well-being. Massages and treatments are based on traditional wellness practices shared by many Asian cultures. CHI, The Spa, also features treatments highlighting Australian healing techniques and botanical ingredients indigenous to the region.


The spa offers guests a wide range of services, from massages and facials to natural anti-aging treatments. After your treatment, enjoy the on-site pool and Jacuzzi as well as the spa’s relaxation area.

Dining with a View


Dining Inside the Shangri-La Hotel in Sydney, Australia
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It doesn’t get any better than enjoying a meal at the Altitude Restaurant on the Shangri-La Hotel’s 36th floor. This fine dining experience has the best views in all of Sydney, Australia and shows them off with floor-to-ceiling windows. Your dinner here consists of a seasonal three-course meal. Guests also receive signed menu card of the main course from the Executive Chef as a memento of this unique dining experience.


Aside from an impressive night view, the restaurant delights you with a spectacular parade of thoughtfully crafted dishes, giving you the ultimate sensory satisfaction. Sipping the last bit of red wine, you recline in your seat and admire the city beneath you.


The Altitude Restaurant has been received the AGFG Readers Choice Award as well as being voted Restaurant of the Year by both the New South Wales Tourism Accommodation Board and Luxury Travel Guide, UK.

Blu Bar on 36


Blu Bar on 36 A Look Inside the Shangri-La Hotel in Sydney, Australia
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After dinner, continue enjoying the views at the Blu Bar on 36, the hotel’s on-site bar. This iconic cocktail bar is among the most well known in Sydney, Australia.


This spot of late-night lore serves creative cocktails by talented bartenders presiding over a sleek space, brimming with Sydneysiders and visitors alike. The breathtaking views of the Emerald City’s trifecta – Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and Harbour Lights – enhance the sparkling, shimmering glamour of Sydney’s signature destination bar.


The bar offers modern takes on classic cocktails but also offers bespoke custom cocktail creation as well. No reservations are taken here so be sure to arrive early to snag one of the coveted window-front tables!

It’s easy to see why the Shangri-La Hotel is one of the most luxurious and iconic hotels in Sydney, Australia. For even more Australia travel tips, explore The Best of Luxury Travel in Australia.

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A Look Inside the Shangri-La Hotel in Sydney, Australia