This year I was super lucky to have visited ‘The Spa’ at the Park Hyatt, Sydney for my 24th birthday. Unlike most years, where I’ve enjoyed going out to bar or nightclub, I decided that this year would be different. I wanted to really unwind and have the ability to reflect on the previous year, as well as thinking about the upcoming 24th year of my life. So, unlike the vast majority of 24 year olds, I decided to have a blissful (and completely self-indulgent) day at The Spa! Luckily for me, my wonderful boyfriend was all for this and got me a voucher for what I can say, is hands-down, the best spa in Sydney. I know, this is a big claim but I have tried a number of spas and as you continue to read, you will totally understand why the Park Hyatt deserves the title!
Getting to The Spa Park Hyatt Sydney
The Spa is located on level 2 inside of the Park Hyatt hotel, Sydney – just adjacent to the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Getting to The Spa was relatively simple for me, as I caught public transport in. The closest train station to The Spa, Park Hyatt is Circular Quay and then there is a short five minute walk along the harbour side to the front entrance of the hotel. Trains regularly run to Circular Quay and operate on both the Airport East Hills line, as well as the Bankstown/Lidcombe line.
Alternatively, you can drive in and park at a local Wilson car park – however you need to be careful of the rates during the week (they can get very pricey!). If you are staying at the Park Hyatt, then parking at the hotel is complimentary.
You guessed it…amazing service!
As you can probably already guess, I experienced some seriously amazing customer service! From the moment I walked through the doors of the Park Hyatt, I was escorted up to The Spa by a member of staff and then greeted at the door by a beauty therapist.
I allowed myself 90 minutes to arrive at The Spa Park Hyatt before the commencement of my treatment and I suggest that you totally do the same! Why you might ask? Well, you’re in for a treat! Before your therapy, all spa guests are allowed to use the Park Hyatt gymnasium and aromatherapy steam rooms located on level 3. Yippee! The gym was small but it was also clean and fully equipped with both cardio and weights stations. What was my favourite part about the gym? The free bottles of water – nope. The complimentary apples for snacking – nope. The view of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House right outside my window? Yep, you betcha!
After my sweat session, I decided to warm up my muscles by spending 20 minutes in the aromatherapy steam room. Not only was this great to keep my muscles warm and prevent any future injury, it also allowed me to sweat out any toxins prior to therapy. So, after losing what felt like 5 kilos in sweat, I moved on to have a quick shower and return to The Spa for my treatment.
Upon arriving back to The Spa, I was greeted by my beauty therapist, Lauren who offered my a lovely strawberry herbal tea and a vegan cookie. Whilst getting into a relaxed frame of mind, I began filling out my pre-treatment questionnaire, which would then ensure that Lauren was providing the treatment that would best suit my needs. The questionnaire was fairly simple and asked about my skin type, allergic reactions, muscle tightness, injuries etc. Once this questionnaire had been filled out, Lauren and I had a 10 minute pre-treatment consultation, where she ran through my questionnaire answers and learnt more about what I wanted to achieve from the session (which was to get rid of my blemishes, moisturise and relieve muscle tightness). I was super impressed with Lauren’s service and genuine interest in helping me achieve my beauty and wellbeing goals, She also ran through all of the products that she was going to use on me in the treatment, educating me on what ingredients were in them and how they would make my skin more supple and dewy.
Relaxing and unwinding
The Spa offers a number of different treatments depending on what tickles your fancy! Treatments include oil massages, facials, body scrubs, facial lifts and body cocoons. You can check out a full list of what The Spa Park Hyatt Sydney has to offer here.
I chose the ‘Spa Awakening’ package, which runs for approximately two and a half hours. The Spa Awakening package was a great option and one that I can totally recommend for two main reasons –
- The amazing 90 minute massage – you can choose if you want a Swedish or deep tissue massage;
- An invigorating 60 minute facial with an ampoule enhancement. For those of you who don’t know, an ampoule enhancement uses a number of different cells and materials derived from green tea, to restore the firmness, radiance and tone of your skin.
Lauren used a number of different products on my skin, however most were from the Kerstin Florian range (which I actually got $30 off at the end of my treatment). Whilst this range is premium and can be quite costly, I can truly attest to the quality of the products, as they had my skin looking as dewy and supple as it had ever been! I actually loved the range so much that I bought the Kerstin Florian Neroli Cleansing Milk after my treatment in the Spa’s product boutique. In true Park Hyatt style, Lauren walked me through the entire Kerstin Florian range and provided the pros and cons for each product based on my complexion and skin type.
All in all, I had a wonderful experience at The Spa Park Hyatt Sydney and would recommend it as a treat for yourself (or possibly even your mum for Mother’s Day). It is definitely a hidden gem and has taken the title of Sydney’s best spa.