Australia’s top hotel

Only one hotel from Australia and New Zealand made the list of ‘Top 100 Hotels in the World’.

Australia’s top hotel

Every two years, respected US publication Robb Report goes in search of the world’s most spectacular and exclusive hotels, villas, and luxury retreats to create the ultimate list of the ‘Top 100 Hotels in the World’.

Only one hotel made the cut from Australia and New Zealand, and you may be surprised to learn it was not the Whitsunday’s Qualia Resort.

Taking out the title of one of the top hotels in the world and, by default, the top hotel in Australia, the Langham in Sydney made the prestigious list.

The announcement comes only six months after the hotel, located alongside the water in The Rocks, re-opened it doors following a grand transformation.

In 2012 Langham Hospitality Group purchased the previously named Observatory Hotel from Orient Express and redesigned the luxury 98-room hotel to reveal an incredible transformation at the end of last year.

Room prices start from $635 per night. So, what makes the hefty price tag worth it? According to General Manager Sonia Lefevre the combination of “a dramatic arrival experience, mixology with jazz after 5pm, the biggest guestrooms in Sydney, signature terraces with water views, take away picnic boxes, pink bicycles and bespoke maps for local touring, plus a million-dollar Sotheby's art collection, dog friendly suites, private butler tennis afternoons” make for very indulgent offerings from an Australian hotel.

With a multimillion-dollar spa redesign, expansive marble fireplaces in each public space and a hand-curated art collection by Sotheby’s on the ground level featuring celebrated Australian artists including Sidney Nolan, you don’t need to look any further than the Langham if you’re after a night of indulgence in Sydney.

Why not take a look at some images from the recently refurbished top hotel? Have you stayed at the Langham? Do you agree with this choice or is there another hotel you think is more deserving of this title?

You can read more about the top 100 hotels for 2015 at Robb Report.

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    3rd Jun 2015
    At just $635 me in for 6 weeks.....I'm sure the pension will cover it! :D
    Judy in the hills
    3rd Jun 2015
    How utterly delightful ..... if only one could afford a couple of weeks there! We've just returned from an enforced stay at a pleasant Glenelg, South Australian accommodation place after an eye operation performed in that area (miles away from our home) and the thing that was really missing was a lovely comfortable chair or two - we could only sit on upright chairs or lie down. Not much choice. So yes, we would have loved a couple of nights even in a hotel/accommodation similar to the Langham in Sydney !!!!!!
    3rd Jun 2015
    it is indeed a lot of money...but it looks fantastic. perhaps a lotto win adventure for many who read these pages. definitley one for the special event. Idea....Dont have your anniversary with the kids..get them to chip in and pay for my suggestion to the other commentators!
    3rd Jun 2015
    ah, the Observatory hotel. I was fortunate with my former employer to travel & stay at many hotels around Australia. It would have been 20 year ago when our company held a conference in Sydney & we stayed at the Observertory. This hotel was number one for me. If the refurbishment & new name has improved it, i would love to see it now.!!!

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