A Quick Trip Down Under: Part 2 – Awesome Park Hyatt Sydney Views and Diamond Breakfast

A Quick Trip Down Under:  Part 2 – Awesome Park Hyatt Sydney Views and Diamond Breakfast

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I made a last-minute trip to Australia to surprise my mom on her 60th birthday where she was visiting my sister.  And I planned this trip literally 3 days before I left.

We had a lovely stay at the Park Hyatt Sydney, ate incredible food, toured the Sydney Opera House, and enjoyed the friendly Aussie hospitality!

Park Hyatt Sydney Review
Sydney Opera House at Sunset Viewed From the Boardwalk at the Park Hyatt Sydney

A Quick Trip Down Under Index:

Part 1 – United Airlines International Business Class to Australia (and, Food!)

Part 2 – Park Hyatt Sydney Views and Diamond Breakfast

Part 3 – Park Hyatt Sydney – Opera Deluxe Room

Part 4 – Park Hyatt Sydney – City Harbor King Room

Part 5 – Sydney Opera House Tour

Part 6 – United Airlines Global First Review

The Park Hyatt Sydney is 1 of only a handful of Hyatt’s top category 7 hotels, which also include the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa, Park Hyatt Milan, Park Hyatt New York, Park Hyatt Paris – Vendome, Park Hyatt Tokyo, and Park Hyatt Zurich.

Standard award rooms at the Park Hyatt Sydney cost 30,000 Hyatt points per night.  I transferred Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Hyatt for 1 night, and paid cash for another.

A City Harbor Room at the Park Hyatt Sydney Costs 30,000 Hyatt Points per Night – but in the Next Post I’ll Show You Our Upgrades!

Rooms at the Park Hyatt Sydney often cost over $750 per night, so I’m happy to pay 30,000 Hyatt points!

You could also get 2 free nights at this hotel by signing-up for the Chase Hyatt card and completing the minimum spending requirement.  Use this link for a better offer with a $50 statement credit only if you’ve had a Hyatt stay after May 1, 2015.

The best thing to do around the Park Hyatt Sydney is to watch the gorgeous Sydney Opera House at different times of the day and night.

Park Hyatt Sydney Review
The Sydney Opera House Is Illuminated at Night, and the View From the Hotel Is Spectacular!

Watch it shimmer under the moonlight.

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The Walkways Around the Park Hyatt Sydney Are Perfect for a Scenic Nighttime Stroll

Or early in the morning while having breakfast.

Park Hyatt Sydney Review
Breakfast Views Don’t Get Much Better Than This!

As a Hyatt Diamond member, we could eat breakfast in The Dining Room.  (That’s what the restaurant is actually called!)

Park Hyatt Sydney Review
The Park Hyatt Sydney’s Dining Room Overlooks the Harbor and Is Well Known for Its French Cuisine

The breakfast was certainly high-quality, but not as good as the breakfast at, say, the Park Hyatt in Paris or in Milan.

There’s a continental breakfast buffet of pastries and sweet treats…

Park Hyatt Sydney Review
Chocolate Cake at Breakfast? Sign Me Up! 🙂

…muffins and donuts…

Park Hyatt Sydney Review
Plenty of Options to Help You Get Sugared Up for the Day!

…a selection of cereals and dried fruit…

Park Hyatt Sydney Review
Cereal and Fruit Options If You Prefer a Simpler Breakfast

…and a good assortment of hearty breads and rolls.

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Wait! Where’s the Vegemite?

You could also order cooked items from the a la carte menu, including buttermilk pancakes with fresh fruit, double cream, and maple syrup.

Park Hyatt Sydney Review
The Buttermilk Pancakes Were Almost Too Pretty to Eat

I opted for the organic egg omelet, with ham, mushroom, and Swiss cheese.

Park Hyatt Sydney Review
The Smoked Ham, Swiss Cheese, and Mushroom Omelet Was Tasty and Very Filling

My mom ordered the Belgian waffles with berries.

Park Hyatt Sydney Review
Fresh Made Belgian Waffles With Double Cream, Berries, and Maple Syrup

We took a walk around the hotel grounds.  It’s located right at the foot of the Sydney Harbor Bridge.

Park Hyatt Sydney Review
Locals Refer to the Sydney Harbor Bridge as “The Coathanger.”  It’s the Largest Steel Arch Bridge in the World

It was winter in Australia, so the temperatures were quite cool.  But still pleasant for a boardwalk stroll!

The Park Hyatt Sydney has some of the best views of any Hyatt I’ve visited!

Park Hyatt Sydney Review
The Park Hyatt Sydney’s Location Makes It Extra Special

Hyatt is my favorite hotel chain!  We’ve had terrific experiences at many Hyatt hotels, including the Park Hyatt Goa, Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach, Grand Hyatt Kauai, Hyatt Regency Maui, Park Hyatt Milan, Park Hyatt Paris – Vendome, and Park Hyatt Zurich.

I enjoyed the Park Hyatt Sydney very much!  But my favorite Hyatt is still the Park Hyatt in Paris!

Check out the next post for an up-close look at the rooms!

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Here I sit replying to you from the Park Hyatt Sydney. I wish I had diamond breakfast. The food around here is pricey even after the 30% exchange rate discount. The cheeseburger here was about $20USD. Oh well.

The free food that came with the Qantas flight and lounge was great! Thank you Daraius, Citi and AAdvantage!! I wish we could've stocked up.

Get the Opal card in Sydney and see the sights. We've been up the Paramatta river and to Manly beach, the zoo, Watson Bay on the ferries and today we're off on a train ride to the Blue Mountains. Dim sum is tomorrow, Sunday in China Town before the opera house tour and a performance of Hamlet. The transportation is less than $11 USD per person per day. Thanks Daraius, Chase and Hyatt!!!

Monday we're off to Singapore in a suite on the A380 Airbus and then again the next day to Hong Kong!

I'm also looking forward to a fancy seat on Cathay Pacific back to New York. Thank you Daraius, Citi and AAdvantage!!

We'll have the companion pass just in time to fly home on Southwest for half price points. Thank you Daraius, Chase and Southwest!!!

Folks, if you're reading this, wondering how in the world I did all this, just keep reading. You can do it too! I started right here on Million Mile Secrets!

While that's a good value for use of points, its not a good use of the points considering the alternatives. You can book the Four Seasons, Shangra-La, Intercontinental, or Marriott with view of the Opera House nearby for a fraction of the price.

I was just there and loved it, but have to admit I wouldn't have recognized you! lol