Our Operations Manager Louise Brown recently stayed at the Shangri-La in Sydney and shares her experience with us:

“I recently celebrated a family milestone birthday at Shangri-La Sydney and wanted to share what a great experience it was for anyone who is thinking of having a staycation in Sydney.  The hotel had only reopened the day before so the staff were for the first time, operating a 5 star luxury hotel with the new restrictions and health policies in place,” Louise explains.

“Apart from getting your temperature taken as you enter the lobby and completing an online health declaration form just prior to check in, the arrival experience didn’t feel too different than usual.”

“Arriving at check in time meant there was quite a long queue so perhaps try to arrive a little but later if you can.  Reception staff were behind clear perspex screens and  were taking all precautions to limit contact. There are small circular signs on the floor indicating the appropriate distance people should stand apart and there are limits on the number of people allowed at the one time in the lift. Of course, hand sanitizer is everywhere!” Louise says.

“Shangri-la Sydney has Darling Harbour, Opera and Harbour view rooms and suites – our room was absolutely spotless and of course, the view stunning.”

“A highlight of our stay was our beautiful dinner at Altitude restaurant on level 36 – I’d highly recommend booking a night at the hotel with your consultant and reserving a table for dinner as well. It felt like a real treat to be able to enjoy a lovely dining experience again.”

“Spencer Travel is a partner of Shangri-La Groups Luxury Circle program and our clients receive the following benefits – room upgrade at the time of booking, daily breakfast for two, USD100 hotel credit and welcome amenities,” Louise concludes.

Please note, Altitude restaurant is currently open for breakfast daily, lunch on Friday, and dinner on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. As restrictions ease and occupancy picks up, the hotel will be reviewing their operations and increasing food and beverage services. Your Spencer Travel consultant will be able to let you know the most current information.