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The Spa at Park Hyatt Sydney Now Open

Emerging from a dramatic transformation, the newly redesigned Park Hyatt Sydney brings a new level of contemporary luxury to the edge of Sydney Harbour.  With a coveted harbour‑front location between the world-famous Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, Park Hyatt Sydney offers guests an intimate, residential-style hotel with architecture, design and art that reflect the Australian landscape.  Three new rooftop suites, including the exclusive Sydney Suite with near 360-degree panoramic views of Sydney Harbour and a private outdoor terrace, cater for the most discerning traveller.

Newly opened, The Spa at Park Hyatt Sydney is an urban retreat offering personalised therapies towards relaxation and well-being.  Drawing on time-inspired treatments and philosophies, The Spa at Park Hyatt Sydney is a place where guests yearning for peace of mind and tranquility come to unwind.

Nestled in the historic Rocks area between the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, The Spa introduces a spa champagne afternoon tea offer where relaxing massages and desserts meet in harmony.  This blissful offer includes a 60-minute massage of choice at The Spa followed by an indulgent champagne afternoon tea experience served with a flute of Moët & Chandon Rosé Champagne in the hotel’s lounge, The Living Room.

The Spa at Park Hyatt Sydney also offers a selection of holistic massages, facials, body and beauty treatments and personalised spa packages that focus on healing and wellness.  The treatments use luxury Spanish spa range Natura Bissé and home-grown iKOU, a natural and organic spa range from the Blue Mountains of New South Wales.

Featuring five thoughtfully designed treatment rooms, each with its own private shower, a guest relaxation room and a spacious spa reception, The Spa also offers spa gift certificates and spa products for purchase.

The spa champagne afternoon tea offer is priced at AUD$150 per person and available on weekdays.  For bookings at The Spa at Park Hyatt Sydney, please call +61 2 9256 1234 or email


Patisse turns up the heat in the kitchen for Valentines Day!

In usual Valentines Day tradition at Patisse, Vincent Gadan has again created two seductive desserts that
will appeal to the romantics in all of us.  Inspired by Bon Jovi’s 1992 hit ‘Bed of Roses’, Vincent has constructed a dessert in the shape of a romantic lovers bed.  The dessert bed, which is meant to be shared, features a Raspberry and Rose Mousse laid upon an almond milk dacquoise (a meringue with a sponge style texture) and is encased in an ornate bedhead made of delicate Valrhona chocolate and elegantly adorned with bold red rose petals.

Vincent who loves his Harley, and names French Singer Johnny Hallyday as his idol loves everything ‘rock’n’roll’.  “’Bed of Roses’, is a Bon Jovi classic – I thought why not mix my passion for music with my passion for dessert to create this unique expression of romance and love.  I am thrilled with the result!” says Vincent

If you are seriously looking to give your heart to someone this year why not try Vincent’s   second creation “Mon Petit Choux”- My Little Cauliflower.  A heart shaped dessert for two made of a croissant biscuit base filled with violet Chantilly Cream and decorated with ravishing  cream patissiere filled redchoux pastry.

Each dessert is available on pre-order at or you can call Patisse 02 9690 0665 to order.  Patisse is located in the PYD Building, 197 Young Street,Waterloo.


Located in the buzzing Surry Hills dining district, Caffe Sicilia brings to Sydney an authentic dining experience from old school Sicily. From the rustic regional Sicilian cuisine to the old world service and décor, this new cucina, caffe and pasteria evokes 1940s Sicily unlike anywhere else in Sydney.

In keeping with this philosophy of authenticity, Caffe Sicilia’s menu is exclusively Sicilian and executed by a team of experienced Italian chefs. The menu reflects a strong emphasis on the use of fresh and seasonal ingredients to produce uncomplicated, robust Sicilian cuisine – without the price tag to match. Indulgent pastas span the gamut of tastes, from the orecchiette pasta with spinach, sausage and salted ricotta to the hearty cavatelli pasta with baby peas, meatballs and Italian Parmigiano. Other highlights such as the involtini of rolled veal stuffed with breadcrumbs, parmesan, garlic and peperonata and swordfish tart filled with caponata melanzane showcase Caffe Sicilia’s approach to food, with fresh vibrant produce always the star of the show.

Like any good Sicilian family table, a delectable selection of Italian salumi and cheeses served with freshly baked bread on site are also available. Sweet tooths are not ignored, with a dedicated pastry chef producing traditional Italian desserts and pastries from the impressive cassata Siciliana to the filled to order Sicilian cannolo with fresh ricotta, cioccolato or crema pasticcera. An impressive range of both Italian and closer to home wines, and classic Italian cocktails complete the holistic attitude hospitality at Caffe Sicilia.

Another focus for Caffe Siciia is the atmosphere. Chequered floors, marble counters, walls adorned with images of Italian celebrities drinking coffee transports guests back to Sicily during the 1940s. With an all Italian front of house, the service experience for guests is welcoming and relaxed, and the restaurant environment is buzzing and lively – a place for people want to come with their family and friends.

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