Photo courtesy of InterContinental Sydney Double Bay
InterContinental Sydney Double Bay
The Eastern Suburbs’ most luxurious property is tucked away in the European-style village of Double Bay. It’s an exclusive retreat for those wishing to fly under the radar or travelers wanting a bayside vacation away from the city center. Draped in soft blues, whites, and grays, the hotel reflects its watery surrounds, and furniture pieces from Australia and abroad exude an air of elegance. Much of it, such as the large gray upholstered headboards and the bevel-cut mirrors and veneer side tables on either end, is custom-made. Many rooms feature harbor-view balconies equipped with Italian furniture that transports guests to a secluded European isle. That is, until the lorikeets and cockatoos sound their morning alarms, reminding visitors they’re most certainly in Australia. The artwork found throughout the property is Australian, too, picked out by Frances Keevil, who runs a local gallery.