Heading to a swanky hotel bar is a great way to enhance productivity, or to catch up with a close friend. Or do nothing. As you would expect from a five-star hotel such as The Westin Sydney, quality service is everything, and great attention to detail is definitely paid.
Beautiful lounges. You would be forgiven for thinking that you're chilling out in an airline lounge; particularly of the business class kind here at The Bar, inside the lobby area at Martin Place. Come here on the weekends, the seating is in abundance, yet come here during the week, and you will find a combination of mature suits and young people. If you fancy something to eat, you can do so.
Beautiful, relaxing ambience.
Many people just opt for a cocktail, some other alcoholic drink, or even a coffee. A swanky espresso machine blending into the light and arty clock tones to reflect what no.1 Martin Place is truly all about is truly clever. It's stunning. Peaceful music blends in the background. The manager was running a well organised ship.
Some top wines are also available to enjoy here
The chai latte ($9.50) was delightful, and a tasty little chocolate chip cookie came with a tall glass. A light, fluffy and frothy texture, and the spices blend in beautifully with the milk. If you love vanilla, you'll love this particular blend of chai. You can take your time. No one is going to kick you out. If you prefer some quality home made brewed teas, such as a lychee tea, you can also find such pots of purity here.
Welcome to the Bar at The Westin Hotel
A great place to unwind in the centre of the city once in a while.
Where: The Westin Hotel at Martin Place
Why: Unwind with a chai latte or another drink of your choice
Cost: $9.50 for the chai latte
When: Just before or after lunch during the week, or on weekends.