Sydney Client Tour Guide

Taking a client-side view of Sydney for escort bookings!

Seeing Escorts in Sydney – Where to Stay? – Where to Eat?

I am not pretending to be a travel reviewer, or that I know Sydney better than any other resident or traveler, but here is a slightly different take on Sydney. This is one client-of-escort’s opinion on good places to stay (accommodation) and good places to eat (restaurants) if you are booking an escort for an out-call dinner date in Sydney.

This is certainly not going to be a comprehensive list. I am simply sharing two-years worth of experiences on some choices that seem to work well for spending some intimate time together. My own view on how to have a great dinner booking with an Escort in Sydney – sort of a companion-article to ‘Constructing a Dinner Date’. Of course I will be interested in hearing other ideas (your recommendations) for more options for me to try in the future.

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So What is the Criteria?

I apologize in advance if you are looking for ‘lower cost options’, this article is about having a great time, not a cheap time. Not that you need to ‘break-the-bank’, but when you are already spending a significant amount of money on a longer ‘dinner-date’ booking, it seems like false economy to try and save money on other aspects of the experience. Price is not a consideration on my list – it is about the total experience.

In addition, I am favoring central places, locations that Sydney or touring escorts are likely to know, as this reduces security and screening issues for them, and hopefully places that they like too, or would like to visit. Happy escort, happy client, great mutual experience, that is the aim here. I also favour places that are easy to travel between, long travel between hotels and restaurants is not a great idea within an escort booking – generally the less travel time the better – a short trip in a hotel lift is ideal.

Lastly reliability, flexibility and respect are great factors. As a client, you want somewhere that is reliably good, has flexibility to deal with dietary needs and food preferences, and where staff are generally respectful of the situation even when it is clear what is happening. You want to know that 9-times-out-of-10, it is going to be a good experience, so that the hotel, restaurant and other logistics, don’t get in the way of the rest of the booking. So here are a selection of my recommendations for a great escort-client booking in Sydney! I am keeping a few choices secret.

Let’s Start with Five Great Hotels!

Shangri La Hotel – a personal favorite of mine. The view, especially if you book a ‘harbour view room’, or even better a ‘horizon club – harbour view room’ (higher floors) is probably the best in Sydney – perfect if you are hosting a touring escort. The hotel is well located, large, open lobby area and close to many great dining choices, including it’s own Altitude Restaurant (on the 36th floor). The Day Spa is good, but not the best in Sydney, and the pool is also a great addition. The lifts are slow, especially at peak times, as there are a large number of rooms and the ‘Blu Bar’ also on Level 36 is a popular drinking destination. If you can afford to splash out, the Horizon Club – Harbour View Corner Suites are fantastic, with commanding views all over Sydney Harbour.

QT Hotel – if you don’t need a view, this is a great quirky and surprisingly decorated hotel – certainly a conversation starter and you may recognise it from a number of escort’s own photo shoots (profiles). The state room(s) are the best, but overpriced compared to other high-end choices in Sydney. The corner suites are probably the best choice. The hotel has a great day spa, no pool unfortunately, a great and very reliable restaurant called ‘Gowings’ on Level 1 with an attached bar, and good coffee from the Parlour Lane cafe on the ground floor. This is an excellent choice, especially if shopping, seeing a show at the State Theatre (only next door) or other restaurant choices in the ‘mid-city’ are on your booking plan.

Langham Hotel – a little out of the way in the rocks area of Sydney is the Langham – used to be known as the Observatory Hotel. It is a low-rise hotel, not much in the way of views, but the rooms are very large and have plush furnishings – very stylish. The pool is amazing and well worth a visit and the dinning choices on site are good if not great. Watch out for phone reception, it is terrible due to the location. Despite this it is a very nice, possibly even romantic hotel choice.

Westin Hotel – very central, just on Martin Place, the typical Westin room is nice, large enough and most have some views into the city. The better and higher rooms have improving views and the very high-end rooms are magnificent. The Heritage rooms, in the older part of the building are great and different in styling. For dining, the Prime Steak restaurant on the lower ground floor is wonderful (although not ideal for vegetarians obviously).

Sheraton Hotel – perhaps not as glamorous as the other four in this list, the Sheraton is big and reliable. It has a very large lobby with lifts well removed from the check-in area if privacy is your thing. The rooms are high quality if not awesome, and there are plenty of in-house and nearby dining options. The hotel is close to CBD shopping areas, Hyde Park and it is very easy to get to and from with a constant supply of taxis all day and night.

Other hotels that are worthy of consideration: Establishment Hotel (boutique and unique – not great for privacy however), Intercontinental Hotel (a little old in my opinion, but highly regarded and the newer one in Double Bay is very nice if you are happy staying just outside the CBD), and the Park Hyatt (overpriced and a little hard to get to, but with great views from most rooms back towards the city). At the lower cost end, Meriton Serviced Apartments (there are a number of them) are a popular choice with touring escorts and so is the Grace Hotel which is centrally located.

Now for Five Great Restaurants!

There really are so many choices, and it depends on personal preference, however here are my personal recommendations:

Bennelong Restaurant – at the Opera House. What more iconic location can you have than dining at the Opera House. The view is back toward the city and over Circular Quay. I have wonderful memories at Bennelong, so maybe I’m biased, but the food is magnificent (can’t always say that about other restaurants with views), and the cocktails, drinks and service is generally excellent as well. Always a memorable experience, especially if the weather is good and you can walk around nearby and soak up the harbour side ambience. Fairly lengthy waiting list for bookings. Also perfect if you are seeing a show at the Opera House as long as you have enough time for both.

Tetsuya’s Restaurant – wonderful and surprising Japanese tea house style in the middle of Sydney. A great, maybe even magnificent dining experience, it is a chef prepared degustation with a leaning towards seafood. It is a worthy experience for anyone and the food is amazing. You will need your escort to accommodate the time this meal takes, as this is not a fast dining option – the degustation will take around three hours and maybe even longer. Fairly lengthy waiting list for bookings.

Altitude Restaurant – probably the best view in Sydney for a meal and the food is still excellent. Perfect if you are staying in-house at the Shangri La. You can choose a degustation option or a two or three-course a la carte option. Great food, great drinks, amazing view. The staff are a little intrusive and always ask if you are celebrating something, so be prepared for an answer unless you are super honest, strangely they seem to think only people ‘celebrating something’ dine there. It is great when something is on in Sydney, for example the Vivid lighting festival. Bookings needed, but waiting time is not overly long.

Gowings Restaurant – at the QT Hotel (level 1). Is great and reliable food. Always well prepared, possibly the best Oysters in Sydney and plenty of wine, drinks and other associated choices with the bar right next to the restaurant. The only downsides are that it can be a little noisy, there is no ‘special Sydney view’, and couples are seated on tables that keep you a little separated. The staff are great and if you are staying at the QT Hotel, then it is a perfect venue. Very busy restaurant every day of the week, but bookings can normally be made for the same week. I have never had a bad meal at Gowings.

Cafe Sydney – another wonderful view, but not from every table. On the top level (roof) of the old Custom’s House near Circular Quay, this is a great venue and very conveniently located if you are staying at that end of the city. The food is great, the drink choices are great and it is a worthy Sydney experience for either lunch or dinner. The ‘balcony tables’ are probably the best when the weather is good (summer months). There is a short waiting list for bookings, so best to book a week or two in advance and table quality gets better with earlier bookings. The staff can be a little variable and in hot weather the air-conditioning isn’t always up to the challenge of the location – but it is another ‘very Sydney’ experience.

Other suggestions include: Felix (good food near Ivy Bar off George-Street), Kensingnton Street Social (very modern menu – bar style seating), Quay (similar to Bennelong, but in my opinion Bennelong is better), Prime Steak (lower-ground floor at the Westin). There are just so many great dining choices in and around Sydney, this list could go on forever.

Entertainment Choices!

Perhaps getting outside of the scope of this article, if you are adding an experience to a dinner or lunch booking, there are again so many choices. Cruises, shows, tourist destinations, shopping, festivals and so on. I am not going to make any recommendations here, other than to say this is best done with the escort’s own preferences in mind. Experience bookings (dates if you like) are going to be much better if you are taking an escort to something that they like. So perhaps discussion and planning to ensure the choice is something offering mutual enjoyment is the trick here. There is so much on offer in Sydney.

If you can’t tell already, I love Sydney. Hotel’s, dining and experiences, it has it all in excess. This is just my little personal tour, leaning towards places I have grown to enjoy and know well. These places are reliable and almost always deliver a great experience and a quality setting for a wonderful escort-client booking.

More than any other article on this blog, I hope that you comment either here or on Twitter, as I would like to hear your preferences, you favorite places, or just your bucket-list wishes. Perhaps I will add a list to this article later from all of the other suggestions. This is a bit of an ‘idea gathering’ exercise as much as it is about my experiences so far.

Thank you as always for your readership and engagement.

Xx SP 29 June 2017.

Single Booking Sadness

A view on ‘one-night’ stands between clients and escorts.

Why did he only book me once?

I wonder if some escorts I have only booked once, may have been left questioning, what went wrong? Where did he go? So this blog article is about what happened to make our booking an orphan.

I hope that escorts don’t think back to ‘single-bookings’ with any melancholy, confusion or sadness. I sure do! I actually feel reminiscent and sad about these ‘lonely moments’ fairly regularly. The longer that I have been a client, the more I think about missed pathways and why no one discusses: Why did it only happen once?

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The ‘one-night-stand’ of the escort-client world.

In my mind, these single-bookings are sad little orphans. Moments that happened once and never led to a sequel. They are rarely spoken about, and in my opinion are more common within the companion (escorting) segment of the sex industry. Why? In my view it is because escorting is about far more than sex, it is also about connection and companionship. After sharing a short intense period of intimacy, it would be reasonable to wonder: Why was there no follow-up booking?

As you may know from this blog, most of my escort bookings are longer ones, primarily dinners. Sometimes I book an escort for a short ‘first meeting’, although on many occasions it is straight to dinner. That means that although it is ‘paid’ and a business exchange, it is also a dinner date. The ‘paid part’ means that it is the client (for these stories me) who didn’t ask for a second date, and it would be reasonable for the escort to have wondered why, especially when everything went so well.

Of course no one asks and no one tells – it can be a lonely and painful industry for both worker and client. So this is my chance, in a very general way, to explain why we ‘dated once’ and never saw each other again.

So what are the reasons?

I found this article fairly hard to write and more emotional than I expected, as some of these meetings are still very strong memories. I won’t talk numbers or specifics, but some detail may be required. Firstly, I can say with hand-on-heart, that I have not had any terrible escort bookings, so it is never from regret over the first booking. Although the strength of connection and enjoyment of each individual experience may vary significantly, I have never been in the position of wishing that I had never booked a particular escort. Every experience was welcomed and positive!

In a way that is one of the reasons this is awkward and difficult, no escort should think that they didn’t create a quality booking – at least none that I have met so far. So the reasons are less logical, more personal, more experiential and in many cases as accidental as deliberate. So what happens to make a booking the beginning and the end?

Ships passing in the night!

One set of reasons for a single date are geographic, and other logistical barriers that reduce the frequency of opportunity to see a particular escort. Seeing an escort while on tour or when the client is traveling can make it harder for subsequent bookings as the opportunities have to re-align. Almost half of the escorts I have only seen on only one occasion were because they were on tour or I was in an uncommon location. I would see many, at least half of these ‘time and place’ opportunistic bookings again, if the chance presented itself again.

The sad thing is that I don’t really keep in contact with most of this group of escorts, as not knowing when I might see these wonderful women again makes me reluctant to use up their time in social media, emails or texts. So in the end, the half that I would see again, didn’t get any more feedback on our evening together than the half that I don’t plan on seeing again. One person in particular, in a city I rarely get to visit, is oblivious to how much I liked her, the the amazing quality of our evening together, and how much I would like to see her again if the stars were to align. It would be nice to be able let these escorts know how well the booking went, but without the evidence of a follow-up booking such messages seem hollow and unbelievable.

How important is post-booking contact?

So just as an escort may think ‘where did that client go’, after feeling that a booking went well, clients (or at least I) often end up with the same post-booking doubts and questions. What I’ve noticed in putting this article together is that I have a number of ‘once-only’ bookings that I felt were magnificent. I thought we had a great time, the connection was strong and we both said things that felt like we would see each other again.

When I compare some people I’m still seeing with the ones that I haven’t re-booked since, one of the big differences is ‘post-booking contact’. I always send something (text or private message) that is meaningful and true as a thank-you for the booking. The escorts that later returned a communication, saying something meaningful and positive, for example re-enforcing how the booking experience felt, are confirming and endorsing the connection.

Rightly or wrongly, a positive post-booking response from an escort, sends a subtle signal that a re-booking request would be welcomed. No response, or a very ‘luke-warm’ one, sends a different signal – the signal that a request for a re-booking may not be as welcomed. It should be no surprise to anyone that escorts I never heard from again, especially after a follow-up message of my own went cold, have not heard back from me.

It is a subtle emotional thing, but really believing that the ‘moment’ together was good often takes a message of reinforcement in the ‘cold, hard light of day’. Of course this is subject to discretion and privacy, the care of not breaking confidences, and largely I am talking about responding to a client’s ‘post-booking’ message or once it is know that corresponding is safe and welcome.

Whether there is any actual difference, or whether this is just good marketing, at the end of the day doesn’t matter. Being contacted made me feel good, being ignored made me feel bad. The being ignored removed, or placed significant doubt, on the feelings of ‘how special the booking was’ and discouraged me from making a re-booking request. There are a few still memorable instances, where one kind word after the booking would have made me arrange a second booking, but they are now on my list of ‘one-time’ connections.

Failure to connect.

Sometimes we just fail to click. It could be the circumstances, a bad day or it is just not meant to be. We are not meant to get along with everyone. As I mentioned, I don’t have any disasters, but there are some meetings that didn’t go so well and once was enough. If an escort felt this way too, it would be more than fair for her to ‘signal’ that she didn’t want to see me again, by ignoring any communication and not reinforcing anything positive from the date. This is some of the subtle signalling that escorts and clients use with each other, it would be sad of course if better connections evaporated due to some missed chance to communicate.

A long-time between drinks.

The final group in my experience (so far), are the escorts that I would like to see again, but haven’t as yet. In my case, that list is not large but it does exist. There are some escorts I have seen and I have every intention of seeing again, but some time has passed since our first meeting. The reasons are varied, just like any plan that is taking a while to make happen. This is a difficult scenario too, as it is hard to keep ‘lines of communications’ open with somebody that you aren’t ready to re-book just yet. It is easy to look like a ‘time waster’, even if you have seen someone before, if there is a long-time between drinks, literally!

Constant dialogue seems awfully like time-wasting and is difficult for both parties. No communication is also terrible for the obvious reasons. So the longer this gap goes on, the harder it is, in some respects, to go back for the sequel. How do you explain that you want to re-book, but it may be many months before that chance comes. In some ways, you just have to treat this like the other ‘one-time’ bookings that never moved on – until it is time to make that second booking. This has its own issues as both of you know it will also be likely that a third and subsequent booking are also going to have long time gaps in between them.

How do we fix these dilemmas?

I doubt that there is a solution and in addition to the scenarios above, are other types of clients including those who only want to see any escort they meet once. My suggestions are that escorts who had a good time with a client – let them know, make them feel good, and maybe they will be more likely to re-book. For clients, give the escort positive feedback even if it sounds hollow or has significant time gaps. For all of us, realise that just because it only happened once, doesn’t mean that it wasn’t great. I have some very fond memories of some of my ‘escort one-night stands’.

Thank you for your readership. I hope you remember some of your single bookings fondly. Your sharing, comments here and on Twitter and any feedback is greatly appreciated.

Xx SP 21 March 2017 (article updated 13 May 2017).