With no international or interstate travel in sight, families are needing to re-think their holiday plans, making them more of a local destination to keep kids entertained during the break. Long gone are the times of planning family holidays months and years in advance, instead Australians are taking road trips and booking staycations much closer to home and in some cases, rediscovering what amazing places are already on their doorstep. With this in mind, SKYE Suites are taking the stress out of last-minute trips and travel and are offering indulging staycations at their three luxury locations; Green Square, Parramatta and Sydney.
All creatively built and purposely designed to provide guests with an urban oasis that they don't have to leave, each SKYE Suites property is furnished with every amenity needed such as a fully equipped kitchen, the latest technology, unlimited WiFi and personalised bedding configurations for families that don't fit the norm. While SKYE Suites have every family friendly facility to keep all family members happy and entertained, each property is also perfectly situated to offer plenty of fun filled activities and sightseeing expeditions just a short walk away making any sporadic staycation feel like a wellplanned getaway!
To help pick the most ideal holiday for each family, SKYE Suites have provided an insight into the must-see amenities and activities at each SKYE Suites scene.
SKYE Suites Sydney
Located on Kent Street in the heart of Sydney CBD, SKYE Suites Sydney is perfectly positioned to cater for families looking to indulge in culinary delights and create unforgettable memories with their kids. Take a short stroll to Darling Harbour to visit the SEA LIFE Aquarium and Reptile Wildlife Sydney Zoo to get up close and personal with some Australian critters. Next, the family can rub shoulders with the stars with a visit to the iconic Madame Tussauds Sydney also located in Darling Harbour. You can snap up a triple passto attend all attractions for only $67 for adults and $47 for children via any of the attraction's websites.
In addition to its excellent CBD location surrounded by boutique shopping and internationally inspired dining, enjoy SKYE Suites Sydney's five-star facilities including the iconic "ice cave" rejuvenation space with an indoor pool and spa as well as a state-of-the-art gym. Just outside the hotel sits the cool new Skittle Lane precinct, considered Sydney's best kept culinary secret. The collection of boutique eateries is located in a revitalised pedestrian walkway right on the hotel's doorstop featuring popular cafes Skittle Lane Coffee and Ministry of Coffee, plus cocktail bar PS40 and French/Portuguese fusion restaurant Meu Jardim for the parents when the kids are asleep under the watch of a babysitter.
SKYE Suites Green Square
At SKYE Suites Green Square discover an indulgent urban retreat overlooking one of Sydney's newest and most dynamic precincts. Designed to complement the surrounding inspirational architecture, it boasts state-of-the-art guest facilities to give families the ultimate staycation experience. The kids can take a dip in the dazzling infinity pool whilst parents unwind on the glamorous pool deck surrounded by manicured gardens overlooking Green Square and the city skyline.
Step outside the hotel to discover over twenty restaurants including south-east Asian restaurant, Nam2 for a special Wagyu Saigon Pho or Social Society for the very best coffee. Take a short walk to The Grounds in Alexandria to meet their resident farm animals, including the famous pig Harry Trotter or jump on a train at the neighbouring Green Square train station that is just one stop from the city! Families with young children can indulge in local activities like playcentre Nubo in Alexandria or for those looking for adrenaline pumping fun, head to Sky Zone Alexandria to enjoy 100 interconnected trampolines and an indoor rockclimbing area. The new state of the art library is also right next door for any little bookworms. At this popular city-fringe location, savour an array of international cuisine or if the kids are a little fussy, there's a McDonald's downstairs too.
SKYE Suites Parramatta
A monument to inspired architecture and superior interior design, SKYE Suites Parramatta is an unparalleled urban retreat only a short walk from Parramatta's diverse shopping and cultural precinct. The family can enjoy the five-star facilities, with a 25-metre outdoor infinity pool surrounded by a luxurious pool deck, as well as a spa, fully equipped gym and sauna.
Known as the second CBD, you can experience an abundance of global dining options to suit every family's appetite. Choose a Middle Eastern-inspired dish at the SKYE Suites Parramatta resident restaurant Bayti, go modern Australian at Meat & Wine Co, Lebanese with El Phoenician or Japanese at Umaya. Treat the family to a shopping spree at the nearby Westfield Parramatta or see the latest Hollywood blockbuster at the 11-screen Event cinema located in Westfield. For a family night in, unwind with a 49-inch flat screen TV featuring a selection of premium Foxtel channels plus a complimentary STAYCast system for streaming from your personal devices to truly enjoy a home away from home.
All SKYE Suites properties are currently running a Drive & Dream package allowing guests to hit the road and indulge in their staycation with ease. Starting from $240, the package includes overnight accommodation, car parking, breakfast for 2 people, complimentary minibar and 12pm late checkout.