The adventurous vibes and cosmopolitan sheen of Auckland, the sunny climes and lively lanes of Brisbane, the dynamic culture and gourmet sensibility of Melbourne, and all of it within striking distance of some of the world’s most stunning natural landscapes – there are plenty of reasons to migrate south this winter. Of course, as any seasoned traveller will tell you, a getaway is only as perfect as the place you stay. Fortunately for those looking forward to a Southern Hemisphere escape, Hyatt hotels and resorts offers a number of comfortable and stylish properties in some of the most desirable locations across Australia and New Zealand.

Park Hyatt Auckland

Presiding over Waitematā Harbour, the Park Hyatt Auckland is ideally located for visitors looking to shop, dine and explore all that this city has to offer, before retiring to a sophisticated residence by the water. Here, guests are treated to stunning views at nearly every turn, whether dining on fresh seafood at signature restaurant Onemata, savouring afternoon tea at The Living Room, working up a sweat at the gym or taking laps in the 25m infinity pool, and there’s always an inviting place in which to relax, socialise or catch up on work. Should the need to retreat arise, guests can make use of the hydrotherapy facilities at the spa or withdraw to the privacy of their room. All sleek lines and sumptuous wood, the spacious guestrooms exude a nautical air befitting the hotel’s bayside location; book a suite or harbour view room with floor-to-ceiling waterfront vistas that will make you feel like the captain of your own luxurious ship. Māori artwork, like custom tukutuku panels, add an extra touch of warmth and authenticity.

Hyatt Regency Brisbane

Centrally located across from the Queen Street Mall, Hyatt Regency Brisbane may be based in the city’s Central Business District, but this five-star hotel knows how to pamper, party and be productive in equal measure. Start with the modern guestrooms outfitted with comfortable workstations and high-speed WiFi, as well as indulgent amenities like walk-in showers, then check out the heated rooftop pool with its own panoramic restaurant and bar, the Hibiscus Room, offering tipples, nibbles and a grand old time. Feeling peckish? Head to Lennons Restaurant and Bar for a satisfying breakfast, an elegant afternoon tea or a full lunch or dinner, complete with iconic Wonder Pies by celebrated chef Raymond Capaldi. Follow up your meal with a glass of Australian wine or beer, or perhaps a well-crafted cocktail… or two. There’s no rush here.

Hyatt Centric Melbourne

As the first Hyatt Centric hotel in Australia, the Hyatt Centric Melbourne lives up to the portfolio’s promise to offer artfully designed boutique accommodations in convenient locations, right where the action happens. In Melbourne that means Downie Street – a minute walk to Sealife Melbourne Aquarium – close to the popular Docklands and Southbank districts with their myriad entertainment options, convention centres and sporting venues. Following an exciting day exploring this dynamic city, soak in the 25m lap pool or a work out in the gym at level 5, then guests can ascend to the hotel’s 25th floor restaurant and bar for panoramic views and victuals – the latter inspired by Melbourne’s incredible foodie scene and using local Victorian ingredients, from farm-fresh produce to craft beers and small-batch coffee by Cottles. Afterwards, full of delicious food and drink, they can heed the call of the modish guestrooms that beckon with their luxe amenities, high-tech connectivity and locally inspired design elements.

Hyatt Place Melbourne Caribbean Park

If your travel style is more “peace and quiet” than “hustle and bustle”, consider the Hyatt Place Melbourne Caribbean Park, situated in the city’s southeastern suburbs. The five-star property is perfect for business travellers, located just a short walk from up-and-coming business district Caribbean Park, but it’s also a haven for nature lovers, set among 275 acres of verdant parklands teeming with wildlife and featuring landscaped gardens as well as an 80-acre lake. Stylish, innovative and accommodating, this is the kind of place you want to go home to at the end of a big day. Enjoy a leisurely dinner of regional cuisine sourced from small, local growers at Archie’s Farm Restaurant & Bar, or nab a quick bite from the 24/7 grab-and-go market, then kick your shoes off in your warmly appointed guestroom complete with all the creature comforts, like an LED TV, touch-panel climate controls, signature amenities and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the park. It’s the ideal bolthole for business trips, as well as a convenient launching pad for discovering the natural, cultural and gastronomic treasures of the Dandenong Ranges and Yarra Valley.

15% Savings Offer, with American Express

Enjoy 15% savings on the standard rate at participating Hyatt hotels all around the world. Simply enter the promotion code ‘AXNEWH‘ when you make a booking via, and complete the booking when you make the payment with your American Express Card.

Valid for bookings and stays from 20 December 2022 – 31 March 2023. Terms & Conditions apply.

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