When you can’t travel to luxurious resorts overseas, why not treat yourself to a city staycation in one of Australia’s most luxurious penthouses and suites?
From incredible water views to indulgent bathtubs, theatre rooms and private pools – you won’t need to leave your suite when you stay in these exceptional rooms.
Aria Penthouse – Broadbeach, Queensland
This spectacular penthouse apartment sits within the Aria building in the heart of Broadbeach on the Gold Coast. From you moment you walk in you will be hit with the wow factor. Think modern furnishings, elegant bohemian styling, floor-to-ceiling windows, and indoor and outdoor living spaces.
Explore a little further and you’ll find a private heated rooftop pool, sauna, theatre room, private bar and panoramic views both north and south along the beach and across the hinterland.
Spread across two storeys, the Aria Penthouse comes with five bedrooms that can accommodate up to 10 guests. There are also two master suites to choose from. The first is located on the entry-level and features soft pink hues, a walk-in robe and an ensuite that boasts ocean views from the bathtub. The second is on the top level and boast a stunning view of the ocean, which you can view from the bed thanks to electronic blinds.
The Darling Penthouse Suite Deluxe – Sydney, New South Wales
Not only is the Penthouse Suite Deluxe uber-stylish, yet it features wraparound floor-to-ceiling windows that offer breathtaking views of the Harbour Bridge. It’s rare to stay in a room where almost all the walls are curved, but that is exactly what makes this suite so unique.
While it sleeps four, at 140sqm it’s designed to entertain. Friends, family or co-workers can gather around a large table perfect for meals or meetings. You can even request a private chef. Then, retreat to the lounge or karaoke room to unwind.
Each Penthouse Suite Deluxe has two bedrooms, each with its own bathroom. The master bedroom is luxurious but homely, filled with rotating pieces of art, fitting to the curvature theme. While guest bedrooms also feature their own full shower.
Crown Towers Melbourne One Bedroom Crystal Villa – Melbourne, Victoria
The villas at Crown Towers Melbourne are renowned for attracting star-studded guests. And it’s not hard to understand why when you see the spacious rooms, breathtaking city views, opulent furnishing and grand entrances.
In this One Bedroom Crystal Villa, you’ll find the living room bathed in natural light from the floor-to-ceiling windows. It features custom-made furnishings, marble bathrooms, plush carpets and cushions, and modern artwork. There’s also a Butler’s kitchen, with a resident butler available 24 hours a day, and a spacious dining area ideal for entertaining. If that’s not enough, guests will also have access to the exclusive Crystal Club Lounge.
W Brisbane: Extreme WOW Suite – Brisbane, Queensland
With 200sqm to play with, the Extreme WOW Suite Brisbane is an entertainer’s dream. It’s fitted with sleek black floors, mirrored ceilings and an eclectic mix of furniture which screams character – think layered patterns and bright graphics. However, the best part is the panoramic views that extend from the river to the mountains and showcase BrisVegas by night.
Guests are welcome to entertain with cocktails and cuisine at the fully equipped bar and dining space with separate powder room facilities. For an additional charge, you can arrange for the hotel’s expert culinary team to organise an unforgettable private dining experience.
Park Hyatt Melbourne Presidential Suite – Melbourne, Victoria
Park Hyatt Melbourne’s Presidential Suite is at the height of luxury as far as city stays go. The 240 square metre space is complete with a spacious king bedroom, expansive living room and formal dining for eight. It also connects to an adjoining study library. As well as an en-suite bathroom with double vanity, butler’s entrance and kitchenette.
Any guest will feel like royalty too with finishes including a master bathroom made from Italian marble with a walk-in shower and jetted spa tub. As well as a baby grand piano in the living room where the floor-to-ceiling windows overlook views of the historic St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Melbourne city’s skyline.
The Ritz-Carlton Suite – Perth, Western Australia
If expansive views are what you look for in a luxury suite then you will adore The Ritz-Carlton Suite in Perth that looks over the city, Swan River and Elizabeth Quay.
The 277sqm suite sleeps four guests and includes living and dining rooms, a study and a kitchenette. With floor-to-ceiling windows, the living area is flooded with natural light. While the bathroom features a standalone bathtub and separate rainforest shower.
The Darling Penthouse Suite – Gold Coast, Queensland
Set within the Star Gold Coast, The Darling hotel’s incredible Penthouse Suites certainly live up to the slogan ‘Playtime in paradise’. With grand chandeliers and high-end furnishings, this suite is the glitz and glamour of the Gold Coast.
The basic Penthouse (without the bells and whistles of its own exercise room, billiard room or spa) is a generous 253sqm space. It features two king bedrooms, a large living and dining and wraparound floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Plus, a spacious 80sqm balcony boasting 180-degree views of the Gold Coast skyline.
Park Hyatt Sydney Suite – Sydney, New South Wales
As far as Australia’s most luxurious penthouses go you can’t miss the Park Hyatt Sydney. If you want to make the most of Sydney’s stunning harbour views, book the opulent Sydney Suite. Revel in 350sqm of space made up of two bedrooms, an outdoor terrace, a separate sitting area, a full kitchen with dining for eight, and a marble bath with sauna and spa tub.
The outdoor terrace itself is 93sqm offering almost 360-degree views of Sydney Harbour, the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. As far as locations go, the Park Hyatt’s Sydney suite is hard to beat. And, of course, there’s 24-hour butler service.
Crown Towers Perth One Bedroom Crystal Villa – Perth, Western Australia
When the bathroom looks as good, and spacious as this, you can guarantee that the rest of the place is exceptional. The expertly crafted Crystal Villa is designed by award-winning architect Michael Fiebrich. It features high ceilings, handcrafted cream-toned furnishings and lavish interior finishes. Just as you would expect from a suite of this grandeur.
In the master bedroom is a custom made king bed with imported linen and an oversized black and white accented bathroom with double vanities, a large marble bathtub. While in the living and dining areas open onto a wraparound alfresco balcony that provides the finest views of Perth.
W Melbourne Extreme WOW Suite – Melbourne, Victoria
Make way for the new kid on the block, which opened in February 2021. Unlike its bright and bubbly Brisbane sister, the Extreme WOW Suite in Melbourne features a more monotone palate that exudes class and style.
Situated on the 15th floor, the suite boasts spectacular vistas of the Melbourne city skyline. While inside, guests will particularly love the state-of-the-art technology, oversized marble bathroom and opulent furnishings.
Pier One Sydney Harbour Admiral Suite – Sydney, New South Wales
Although technically not a penthouse, it would be remiss to omit Pier One Sydney Harbour’s decadent Admiral Suite from this list. Short of sleeping on a boat, you couldn’t possibly get closer to the bold steel arches of the Harbour Bridge.
Cocooned in a space furnished in cream, timber and stone, one can gaze out to Luna Park from the king-size bed. Unwind on the private deck with a tipple from the curated mini-bar. The suite’s greatest luxury is self-pampering in the egg-shaped bathtub.
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