If casino high-rolling and fine dining are your thing, then snuggle up to the Darling, perched at Pyrmont near the touristy Darling Harbour quarter. Part of the bustling Star casino complex, this five-star hotel features 171 rooms and suites, with sleek interiors and luxe accessories including Molton Brown bath products. Unwind at the Darling Spa and outdoor infinity pool, or dance the night away at the Marquee nightclub. Foodies can go wild in the Star's indulgent restaurants, including acclaimed chef David Chang's Momofuku Seiōbo for creative fusion cuisine, Chase Kojima's Sydney-meets-Tokyo Sokyo, Teague Ezard's Australian grill Black by Ezard, Stefano Manfredi's Milanese-inspired Balla, and the Century for traditional Chinese. For informal snacking, go dumpling-crazy at Din Tai Fung or get a sugar high at Aussie talent Adriano Zumbo's famous pâtisserie.