Lilianfels Blue Mountains Resort & Spa Lilianfels Blue Mountains Resort and Spa is situated within the grounds of the historic homestead and original summer residence of Sir Frederick Darley, the sixth Chief Justice of NSW. Set amidst two acres of manicured gardens adjacent to Echo Point, this 5 star resort overlooks the most spectacular scenery in the World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains National Park and is a leisurely 90 minutes’ drive from Sydney CBD. Lilianfels Blue Mountains Resort and Spa was designed to celebrate its Victorian origins and its ambience reflects the romance of a bygone era. Its 85 rooms and suites are uniquely themed with sumptuous silk and organza fabrics along with hand crafted wallpaper. The guest lounge has open fire places and is enveloped by lush green gardens and terraces overlooking the Jamison Valley. Dining is a special event at Lilianfels and guests are treated to a regional feast at Darley’s restaurant, the most awarded fine dining restaurant in regional NSW. This iconic restaurant is open 5 nights a week and serves contemporary Australian cuisine in a superb and historically inspired setting that can only be found at Lilianfels Blue Mountains Resort and Spa. Lilianfels Day Spa completes the immersion for this luxury retreat. The spa treatments are individually tailored to suit guest needs and the multi-sensory journey is designed to revive and rejuvenate. Other onsite recreational facilities include indoor and outdoor pool, gym, tennis court, and library and billiard/games room. At Lilianfels Resort and Spa, the choice is yours – be pampered with an array of signature spa treatments, enjoy the gourmet delights of its multi-award winning restaurants, go walkabout and experience Australia's wilderness close up, or simply relax amid some of Australia's most magnificent vistas. Lilianfels Blue Mountains Resort and Spa is part of the Escarpment Group collection of hotels in the Blue Mountains. The Escarpment Group is a unique collection of luxury escapes in the World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains. It incorporates 4 luxury brands that are iconic to the Blue Mountains – Lilianfels Resort and Spa, Echoes Boutique Hotel & Restaurant, The Hydro Majestic Hotel and Parklands Country Gardens & Lodges. Each of these established icons is steeped in history and surrounded by dramatic landscapes and breathtaking views that are unique to the Blue Mountains region. The Escarpment Group is independently owned and operated and its investments in the Blue Mountains region began in 2004 with Echoes Boutique Hotel and Restaurant. In 2008, The Hydro Majestic was acquired with a view to refurbishing one of the most iconic resorts in Australia and so began an exhaustive chapter of peeling back the layers and adding back the luxe. In 2009, the Escarpment Group acquired Lilianfels Resort & Spa and continued to successfully operate it as the premier 5 star property within 90 mins Sydney CBD. More recently in 2013, the Escarpment group added to its collection Parklands Country Gardens and Lodges with a view of adding to the story of luxury sustainable regional tourism. To further support its growing profile in the region and meet the operational demands the properties, the Escarpment group has embarked on a joint venture with TAFE Western Sydney Institute to set up the Hotel Management Institute (HMI) in September 2012. Its aim is to provide internationally recognised qualifications for hospitality students and facilitate bespoke training of all Escarpment staff through an accredited program unique to HMI. This will not only provide the Blue Mountains region with increased economic activity and a robust education industry but more importantly an increased pool of trained staff ready to deliver a high standard of hospitality services across its properties. With so much planning about to unfold at the Hydro Majestic in 2014, The Escarpment group is truly committed to the region and is focused delivering high end tourism on a scale rarely seen in regional NSW. The regional food and wine focus will certainly be the highlight with many more chapters unfolding on what is a very exciting period for Blue Mountains tourism.