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Overview

The Darling Spa

The Darling Spa is one of the finest and most luxurious spas in Sydney. The spa features 11 treatment rooms, two exclusive couples suites, a Moroccan Hammam chamber, steam room and Jacuzzi. There is a comprehensive range of face and body treatments available to leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed from head to toe.

 

AWARDS

 

Forbes 4 Star, Forbes Travel Guide awards 2018 & 2019

 

Health Club and Spa Awards of Excellence, Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA) NSW 2016 & 2017.

 

Treatments

SPA TREATMENTS

Get ready to enjoy a level of pampering that will leave you feeling relaxed, refreshed and renewed from head to toe.

Facials & Dihlbi Facial Treatments

Our skilled therapists will give you a thorough skin analysis before recommending the most suitable facial to leave your complexion looking its best.

 

THE DARLING ESSENTIAL FACIAL $225
1 HOUR
This intensive facial renews, recharges and rebuilds the skin using La Prairie Cellular Power Infusion. This potent product unlocks the inherent power deep within the skin cells to hydrate, soften lines, revive luminosity, and restore firmness.

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THE PLATINUM ESSSENTIAL FACIAL $295
EXCLUSIVE TO THE DARLING SPA
1 HOUR
The Platinum Essential Facial bridges science and sensuousness. It merges high-performance pampering with platinum’s unique age-defying technology.  This treatment takes the classic facial and turns it into a sumptuous top-to-toe experience using La Prairie’s Platinum Rare collection. Indulge in the ultimate in luxury and rejuvenation and discover firm, youthful and radiant skin with the pure incandescence of platinum.

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THE CAVIAR ESSENTIAL FACIAL $275
EXCLUSIVE TO THE DARLING SPA
1 HOUR
Exclusive to The Darling Spa, this result driven treatment infuses pure luxury with the decadence of caviar using La Prairie’s iconic Skin Caviar collection. Experience the legendary lifting and firming of caviar, including La Prairie’s signature eye and face massage and a caviar-infused hand and arm treatment, and discover deeply hydrated, nourished and glowing skin. 

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SWISS ICE CRYSTAL FACIAL $295
1 HOUR 30 MINUTES
This luxurious treatment strengthens and nourishes your skin, helping to protect it from accelerated aging. Firstly, we lavish your skin with products from the potent La Prairie Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Collection. Then, we apply a luxuriously nurturing mask followed by a soothing arm and leg massage. This will leave you feeling relaxed, with skin that is glowing and hydrated.

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CELLULAR ANTI-AGING FACIAL $290
1 HOUR 30 MINUTES
This facial actively delays the effects of premature aging, as it retextures and helps to renew the skin surface. It softens the appearance of fine lines with La Prairie’s breakthrough anti-aging intervention technology, leaving your skin glowing and looking younger and healthier.

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SKIN CAVIAR LIFT FACIAL $310
1 HOUR 30 MINUTES
Experience pure luxury as you enjoy a treatment that instantly firms the skin and perfects its tone and texture. Your skin will experience a lift when La Prairie Skin Caviar Liquid Lift is applied to the face and eye area using warm globes, followed by a relaxing massage with Skin Caviar Crystalline Concentre. This decadent treatment will transform even the dullest complexions into radiant, luminous skin.

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WHITE CAVIAR ILLUMINATING FACIAL $325
1 HOUR 30 MINUTES
This luxurious facial promotes an even skin tone by diminishing discolouration and brightening the skin with products from the La Prairie White Caviar Collection. The skin is further enhanced with golden caviar extracts to help increase firmness, hydration and luminosity. The treatment finishes with a soothing hand and foot massage. Upgrade your facial with a White Caviar Illuminating Mask $40.

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PURE GOLD RADIANCE FACIAL $340
1 HOUR 30 MINUTES
The La Prairie Cellular Radiance Concentrate contains pure gold and newly developed peptides, which work together to visibly lift, brighten and energise the complexion. This enriching facial uses gentle heat to help the precious super serum to penetrate deep into the skin, leaving it with a golden glow.

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PLATINUM RARE FACIAL $530
1 HOUR 30 MINUTES
A treatment of pure Luxury at the hands of two skilled Therapists, the Platinum Rare Facial delivers the ultimate in skin rejuvenation. The La Prairie Platinum Collection restores balance and recharges the skin to ensure it glows with inner luminosity.A decadent hand and foot ritual completes your experience.

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DIHLBI AGE DEFYING FACIAL $210
60 MINUTES
Regenerate and revive with this antioxidant packed facial. Drawing upon some of Australia’s most powerful botanical extracts through modern extraction methods this facial delivers deep cellular  support and nourishment. Utilising Li’Tya’s advanced Dihlbi age defying serum to firm and brighten followed by a rhythmic pressure point facial massage with the nourishing Vitality Vitamin Cream mask packed with vitamins A, C & E. You will see an instant glow and visible long-lasting hydration.

 

DIHLBI BIO ACTIVE FACIAL $230
75 MINUTES
This restorative facial therapy with bio active formulas utilises the power of the Banksia flower, Kakadu Plum and Native Fragonia. Your skin is supported at a cellular level with this luxurious
age defying serum targeting visible signs of aging. An intensive bi-phase mask is applied to reduce inflammation and stimulate cellular renewal, leaving your skin toned and visibly luminous.

 

LI’TYA MIKIRI OCEAN RENEWAL $190
Name origin Diyari Northern South Australia – means ‘deep mist’
60MINS
Drawing on powerful nutrient rich marine elements to heal and strengthen the skin. Marine Collagen, Kelp, Marine Algae and Mother of Pearl extract work to deeply cleanse and exfoliate the skin. Mother of Pearl also acts as an anti-aging element due to its high content of essential amino-acids. A specially prescribed deep cleansing mask is applied to offer superior refining and clarifying of the skin while you relax with your choice of LI’TYA POLAMA Hand Massage or LI’TYA JINA Foot Massage. The powerful Aboriginal-inspired pressure point massage for the face and shoulders will leave you completely relaxed. A second mask is then applied to hydrate and soothe the skin while
you receive the uplifting LI’TYA PAUDI Scalp massage to complete this ritual of serenity to leave your skin cleansed, renewed, nourished and revitalized.

 

LI’TYA YIRRI
Name origin Wiradjuri NSW – means ‘my face’ $210
75MINS
This dynamic, results driven facial will leave your skin purified, hydrated and velvety smooth. This treatment combines Australian native ingredients such as Tasmanian Kelp, Wild Rosella
and Old man weed extract, and is packed with antioxidants and nourishes with deeply penetrating botanical oils. These are delivered through potent treatment elixirs and specialised herbal
masks, and infused with therapeutic massage techniques to optimise the
delivery of botanical actives, stimulate circulation and regeneration. This facial is targeted at anyone needing a complete skin boost. LI’TYA PAUDI Scalp massage completes this ritual
of serenity to leave your skin cleansed, renewed, nourished and revitalized.

 

LI’TYA MIRRI $110
Name origin Paakantyi Western NSW –means‚ face’
30 MINUTES
Integrating Australian native ingredients such as Lillypilly, Tasmanian Kelp and Macadamia, this is an ideal pick me up treatment to cleans and nourish your skin. Perfect after a long flight, late nights, or whenever skin could benefit from a boost of TLC, the LI’TYA MIRRI Facial is perfect to
combine with other treatments.

For The Boys

We offer a range of unique and effective treatments dedicated to the needs of men. Our masculine treatments de-stress the body, rejuvenate the skin and calm the mind.

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LI’TYA MIKIRI KUNMI $190
Name origin Diyari Northern South Australia – means ‘deep mist’
60 MINUTES
A deeply cleansing and refining treatment to eliminate toxins, renew, restore and nourish the skin. A tailormade facial for the individual that targets specific problem areas, such as sensitivities, dehydration, and congestion, with the use of herbal masks, a revitalizing facial and scalp massage inspired by traditional Aboriginal techniques. Nourishing Munthari Lotion is massaged into the hands or feet to complete this indulgent experience.

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LI’TYA MARRI MARLI FACIAL AND BACK TREATMENT $240
Name origin Paakantyi; Darling River People NSW – means ‘great man’
90 MINUTES
A soothing and uplifting experience for all skin types that incorporates the back and face. A steam exfoliation and massage softens and soothes the tired muscles of the back. The facial treatment invigorates the skin and targets any problem areas. This facial integrates Australian Native essential oils and pure botanicals that work to nourish, soothe, strengthen and heal the face from the harsh effects of shaving and everyday life.

Body Packages

BODY PACKAGES LI’TYA LOWANNA $250
Name origin Northern Territory – means ‘beautiful’
75 MINUTES
This exceptional treatment combines three of the most popular LI’TYA treatments in wonderful unison to create a deluxe pampering experience. Included is the LI’TYA MIJI JINA foot treatment, LI’TYA MIJI POLAMA hand treatment and the LI’TYA MIRRI facial. The perfect combination for those in need of serious pampering. Caring for all the zone therapy areas – hands, feet and head - will recharge the body and enhance overall radiance.

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LI’TYA MALA MAYI $280
Name origin Ngadjon Far North Queensland – means ‘clan food’
90 MINUTES
Unwind, invigorate and celebrate with this complete body rejuvenation experience. After a restorative exfoliation with your choice of Australian Desert Salts and Aromatic Oils, your
body will be cocooned in a warm layer of your chosen mineral-rich body mud. Then drift away to another realm with an Aboriginal inspired LI’TYA PAUDI scalp treatment massage. Your treatment is completed with an uplifting rhythmic LI’TYA KODO full body massage to release any remaining tension and leave your skin deeply nourished and renewed from head to toe.

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LI’TYA YANKO JINDALEE $250
Name origin Northern Territory – means ‘song of running water on skin’
75 MINUTES
An energising full body exfoliation therapy to recharge, cleanse and revitalize the body. With your choice of one of our Australian Native Aromatic Oils blended with our Desert Salts, your skin will be left cleansed and purified. A warm water massage will wash away stress before hydrating Cherry Alder Body Lotion leaves you skin silky smooth. This treatment also includes a tailored facial to
deeply cleanse, plump, smooth and hydrate the skin. The mind melting LI’TYA PAUDI scalp massage with our nourishing Quandong hair mask eases the body of any remaining tension. A truly superior experience for the face and body.

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LI’TYA THE DREAMING $580
The unseen vibration of creation – In the beginning was the Dreaming, the unseen vibration of creation — the sacred source from where all things are
3 HOURS
Relax, revitalize and rejoice with our signature treatment to reconnect the body, mind and soul, from head to toe. The ritual includes LI’TYA MIJI JINA Foot, LI’TYA MALA MAYI Body Wrap, LI’TYA KODO Body massage, LITYA PAUDI Head massage, LI’TYA MIRRI Facial and LI’TYA MIJI
POLAMA hand treatment. Surrender yourself to the ultimate renewal and potency of this experience through the power of nourishing Australian native plant essential oils and extracts, cleansing earth ochres and purifying desert salts. Embracing traditional Aboriginal healing techniques, these deeply therapeutic treatments work to nurture, revive and restore. The Dreaming is a truly all-encompassing treatment journey.

Massage Wellness

The Darling Spa offers one of a kind signature treatments designed for luxurious relaxation. You will simply fall in love with them. 

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LI’TYA KODO ROCKS $255
1 HOUR 30 MINUTES
Rhythmic Kodo body massage inspired by traditional Indigenous techniques tones and re-aligns energy flow, enhancing mind, body balance and wellness. The therapist skillfully integrates rocks with pressure points and spiralling movements that work to ground and uplift, leaving the body’s energies in a euphoric state. The powerful healing properties of these special rocks, integrated with the Kodo, combines to achieve powerful healing within the body, relieving muscular, physical and emotional tension. A choice of native aromatic oils addresses individual guest needs to rejuvenate, reharmonize or detoxify.

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BESPOKE MASSAGE $205/265
1 HOUR / 1 HOUR 30MINS
Our internationally skilled and experienced massage therapists can tailor a therapeutic massage based on a thorough consultation and postural assessment.

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LI’TYA KODO $195/$255
Name origin Meryam Mer Torres Straits – means ‘melody’
1 HOUR / 1 HOUR 30 MINUTES
The Darling Spa offers one of a kind signature treatments designed for luxurious relaxation. You will simply fall in love with them.

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LI’TYA MARMA KODO $195/$255
Name origin wide spread across NSW, VIC, SA & QLD – means ‘mother’
60 MINUTES MARMA KODO / 90 MINUTES MARTA MARMA KODO
Pregnancy Massage – This nurturing and rhythmic body massage is inspired by traditional  Aboriginal techniques which enhances mind and body balance and wellness. LI’TYA MARMA KODO works gently, combining aspects of the LI’TYA KODO pressure points and spiralling movements to ground, uplift and gently relieve built up tension within the body. Our specially crafted Macadamia and Camellia oil blend is used in this treatment to nurture the mum to be.

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LI’TYA OCEAN DREAMING BATH $500 PER COUPLE / $600 PER COUPLE
60 MINUTES WITH 30 MINUTES MASSAGE / 90 MINUTES WITH 60 MINUTES MASSAGE
Relax and unwind in this revitalising bath oil blend with aromas to invoke a feeling of refreshing sea spray ions, which aid the rebalancing of your body, mind and soul. Containing ground Sandlewood this lux bath oil will soothe any skin irritations, relieving any itchiness or dryness. Designed to alleviate anxiety and restore peace and tranquillity, this bath treatment is the ultimate stress release. With Honey Suckle to refresh and cleanse while lifting your emotions, and Lemon Scented Tea Tree to invigorate and revitalise, you are left with skin that sparkles and a relaxed state of mind.

Spa Enhancements

Add these Spa Enhancements to any of the treatments on the menu for a complete head-to-toe pampering experience.

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LI’TYA YANKO $110
45 MINUTES
Australian native aromatic oils blended with Desert Salts to exfoliate, this full body energising scrub will invigorate your skin. Followed by soothing rain shower and whole-body application of nourishing cream, your skin will be left silky smooth and supple. This is a sensory experience for the body which leaves skin invigorated and glowing.

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BACK, NECK & SHOULDER MASSAGE $110
30 MINUTES
Ease tension where you need it most with this fast-acting de-stressing treatment. Personalised to your unique needs, targeted massage with pure aromatherapy blends relaxes tense muscles, re-energises your body and calms your mind. Includes: Massage to the back, neck and shoulders.

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LED LIGHT MASK $150
20 MINUTES
Complement your facial with the best of technology; LED light promotes faster cell turnover, deep oxygenation, and collagen and elastin production for immediately rejuvenated skin. Your Therapist will assess your skin and recommend best suitable light wavelength for optimal results.

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LI’TYA JINA BOORANG $65
Name origin Ya-idt’midtung Victoria – means ‘ocean mist’
30 MINUTES
A wonderfully rejuvenating and relaxing treat for your feet. Beginning the treatment with a Jiga Jina foot soak rich in Vitamin C, your feet will be cleansed and purified. Using our ancient sea salts your feet will be scrubbed to stimulate and exfoliate followed by an application of our Pepperberry Pedi Mask to hydrate and nourish. Our peppermint refining foot lotion leaves the feet feeling light,
fresh and tension free.

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LI’TYA POLAMA KURRAWA $85
Name origin Ya-idt’midtung Victoria – means ‘beauty from the sea’
45 MINUTES
Rescue tired, rough and parched hands with this intensive, soothing, and replenishing treatment for hands and lower arms. Beginning with a skin softening hand soak using Sea Salts and essential oils of Frangipani and Ylang Ylang, followed by a skin smoothing Mother of Pearl exfoliation to renew and regenerate before the application of a deep nourishing mask using Tasmanian Kelp to leave skin soft. Finish with a hand massage for lower arms and hands that removes every ounce of stress.

Tips & Toes

LA PRAIRIE’S HYDRATING MANICURE $165pp
1 HOUR
Brighten and firm your hands with our Hydrating Manicure. Your nail technician will refresh tone, soak and condition your hands. Then be treated to a hand and cuticle treatment with our Hydralift Firming Mask before undergoing a soothing massage with our Cellular Hand Cream.

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LA PRAIRIE’S HYDRATING PEDICURE $185pp
1 HOUR
A stimulating mask for feet, ankles, legs using Hydralift Firming Mask is applied. Then, as you might expect, a brilliant pedicure, and, as you might not expect, a final massage that will make your legs and feet want to jump for joy.

Public holiday surcharges apply. Please contact The Darling Spa for more details. All prices are inclusive of GST. Please provide us with a minimum of 24 hours’ notice of cancellation or to reschedule spa treatments. If your cancellation is within 24 hours of your spa appointment a 50% charge will apply. No shows will be charged at 100%. We accept cash, credit cards, debit cards, Casino Dollars and gift cards. In-room charge is accepted from hotel guests. Please note, a 1% credit card surcharge will apply to all credit card transactions (including where you select the ‘credit’ option when using a debit card).

Facilities

Access, Facilities & More

Access

The Darling Spa is on level 2 of The Darling Hotel at The Star. If you are coming through The Star simply follow the signs to The Darling Hotel. As a valued spa guest we will validate your parking ticket for self-parking in The Star car park - Pirrama Rd entrance.

We encourage you to get the most out of your spa time by making use of our two relaxation rooms, the Zen Lounge and the Tea Room, as well as our steam room, Jacuzzi and heated Moroccan Hammam chamber. The beautiful outdoor swimming pool and an additional Jacuzzi are on Level 5 of The Darling Hotel. If you would like to use our wet facilities please bring your swimwear. We provide change rooms fully equipped with lockers, robes, slippers, towels and hair and body products. You are welcome to enjoy these areas before or after your spa treatment.

Spa etiquette

Please arrive at the spa a minimum of 15 minutes prior to your treatment time. This will enable you to complete your consultation form, change into your spa robe and enjoy a welcome tea. If you wish to use the wet facilities you may arrive to the spa a minimum of 30 minutes prior to treatment time. Please check in at the spa reception on level 2 so we can escort you to the facilities.

For the comfort of other spa guests please turn off your mobile phone and electronic devices when you check in.

Reservations

We welcome in-house hotel guests, members of The Star Club and the public to enjoy our spa. In order to avoid disappointment and secure a spa reservation, we recommend you book your spa treatments at least 48 hours in advance. To ensure your treatment is personalised, please notify the staff upon reservation for any therapist preference, allergies, medical conditions or pregnancy.

You can make your spa reservation by completing the treatment request form online or by calling us directly on +61 2 9657 8088. Please have your credit card details handy at the time of booking to ensure all treatments are confirmed.

AGE REQUIREMENT
Guests must be 16 years of age or older to enter the spa and gym facilities.

CANCELLATION POLICY
Please provide us with a minimum of 24 hours’ notice of cancellation or to reschedule spa treatments. If your cancellation is within 12 hours of your spa appointment a 50% charge will apply. No shows will be charged at 100%.

PAYMENT METHODS
We accept cash, credit cards, debit cards, Casino Dollars and gift cards. In-room charge is accepted from hotel guests. Gratuity is not included and entirely left to your discretion.

PRICE
The Darling Spa has the right to modify prices on treatments without prior notification, to ensure that standards of service and quality are met.

STAR GIFT CARDS
Gift cards are valid for 3 years from the date of issue and are not redeemable for cash. Gift card numbers are required at the point of spa reservation in order to confirm bookings. The spa will not replace gift cards if lost or stolen. The full value of the gift card may be partially redeemed over the validity period, but must be fully redeemed by the expiry date. Unused balance on the gift card after the expiry date will not be refunded. Gift cards can be used towards spa treatments or retail products. If the cost of the treatment or product exceeds the value of the gift card, you can pay the difference. Visit The Star Gift Card for more information and to order your gift card online.

Products

La Prairie and Li’tya retail products are available for purchase at the spa reception. You do not require a spa appointment to purchase any spa retail items. Our helpful staff will help you discover what products best suit you or put together a great gift idea.

Spa cuisine

We have an outstanding spa menu that changes seasonally.

FRESHLY SQUEEZED JUICES $9
Create your own delicious and healthy combination. Choose from watermelon, carrot, cucumber, ginger, parsley, apple, pineapple, mint, orange and lemon.

ORGANIC QUINOA BIRCHER MUESLI $16
Pumpkin seeds, seasonal berries, yoghurt.

FRESH SEASONAL VEGETABLE SELECTION $19
Assorted raw vegetable crudités served with hummus and babaganoush.

SMOKED SALMON SALAD $26
Grilled asparagus, green beans, wild rocket, boiled egg.

CHICKEN CAESAR SALAD $25
Baby cos leaves, free range egg, white anchovies, parmesan and pancetta.

CAPRESE SALAD $19
Heirloom tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, basil and aged balsamic.

FRESH FRUIT PLATTER $19
Sliced melon, tropical fruits and seasonal berries.

SHARE PLATES FOR TWO CHEESE BOARD $30
Regional selection of cheeses served with fresh and dried fruits, lavosh crackers and artisan walnut bread. 

ANTIPASTO PLATTER $33
Salted cod fritters, grilled octopus with radish and parsley, prosciutto, olives, Spanish anchovies, goat's curd with dukkah, beetroot and grilled ciabatta.

DARLING TEA $45
Seasonal selection of savoury and sweet treats, customised to dietary requirements and served with unlimited tea and coffee.

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Prices are per plate and are inclusive of GST. Please note, a 1% credit card surcharge will apply to all credit card transactions (including where you select the ‘credit’ option when using a debit card).

Book Now

The Darling Spa Treatment Request Form

Our tranquil setting and blissful bespoke treatments will take you on an exquisite journey towards wellbeing and rejuvenation.

Enquire about booking a treatment below and our friendly Spa reception team will contact you within 24hrs to confirm your requests and give you more information regarding your treatment selection.

Contact

LOCATION

Level 2, The Darling

80 Pyrmont Street

HOURS OF OPERATION

Daily | 9:00am - 8:00pm

Christmas Day Closed

New Year's Day Closed

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