Accor set to turn it on during Vivid Sydney
With Vivid Sydney 2019 fast approaching, Accor’s Sydney hotels are making every effort to impress visitors at this year’s event, which kicks off at 6pm Friday 24 May until Saturday 15 June 2019. This year, Accor’s Sydney hotels will offer festival-goers everything from never seen before vantage points to view the lights and exterior illuminations, to colourful Vivid-inspired cocktails and innovative food concepts.
Vivid Sydney, now in its eleventh year, is the largest festival of light, music and ideas in the Southern Hemisphere, owned, managed and produced by Destination NSW, the State Government’s tourism and major events agency.
Accor’s Vivid Sydney highlights not-to-be-missed in 2019, include:
For the first time, Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour will open its top-floor on the 35th floor to external guests, usually reserved to only Club Millesime guests, for an exclusive pop-up bar. Serving up not only the best views of the lights, a range of highball cocktails will be served, created in collaboration with Glenmorangie whisky and Belvedere vodka each Thursday to Saturday nights from 8pm, throughout Vivid Sydney. A Vivid-inspired Champagne cocktail will also be served at the hotel’s award-winning Champagne Bar, called the ‘Yellow-flamed Phoenix’, a mix of Verve Clicquot Champagne, plantation rum, rockmelon, Chartreuse, lemon bitters and Yellow Box honey for $26. Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour’s exterior façade will also be illuminated, in celebration of the light installations during Vivid Sydney 2019. To book, call Tel: (+61) 2 8388 8888 or visit www.sofitelsydneydarlingharbour.com.au
Having just completed a multi-million dollar refurbishment, Sofitel Sydney Wentworth is ideally located to stay warm and dine amongst all the Vivid Sydney action. For the first time, the hotel have teamed up with award-winning distillery, Archie Rose, offering Vivid Sydney guests an array of curated gin cocktails, served in Soiree Bar, combined with French Fondue and Raclette. Stay overnight in one of the newly refurbished guestrooms and take advantage of a $25 discount and $1 French breakfast served in Garden Court Restaurant. To book, visit www.sofitelsydney.com.au or call + 61 (02) 9228 9188.
Located in the heart of the CBD is Swissotel Sydney, with rooms available from just $209 a night and breakfast for just $1, a convenient location for a Vivid Sydney short-break.Crossroads Bar at the hotel will celebrate the festival by offering a range of colourful Vivid-themed cocktails from just $20. To book, visit www.swissotel.com/hotels/sydney/ or call +61 (02) 9238 8888.
Book a stay at Pullman Sydney Hyde Park any Friday or Saturday night during Vivid Sydney and stay the Sunday night also for just $149.* This special accommodation offer is subject to availability and the rates are fully pre-paid and non-refundable. Pop into the hotel’s Café Thirty6 before the nightly festivities commence and enjoy two-courses for $45 or three-courses for $55, which includes a complimentary beverage between 6-7pm during Vivid Sydney. To book, visit www.pullmansydneyhydepark.com.au or email email@example.com or call +61 (02) 9361 8418.
Circular Quay/The Rocks
Set amongst all the action in the heart of Circular Quay is Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour, just a short walk to The Rocks, Customs House and the Sydney Opera House – the perfect base to make precious family memories during Vivid Sydney. During the festival, the hotel will be showing off their newly refurbished Q Dining Restaurant with a special Vivid-inspired menu incorporating delightful colours, including special cocktails. To book, visit www.pullmanquaygrandsydneyharbour.com or call +61 (02) 9256 4000.
Boasting uninterrupted views over The Rocks, Sydney Harbour and Circular Quay, stay at Quay West Suites Sydney during Vivid Sydney 2019. With rooms starting from $288, receive a discount of $25 per night and breakfast just for $1. Furthermore, receive 15% off when you dine in for lunch or dinner at The Quartier Bistro & Bar between now and 30 June 2019. To take advantage of this offer at The Quartier Bistro & Bar, contact the hotel directly prior to arrival or upon check-in. To book, visit www.quaywestsuitessydney.com.au or call +61 (02) 9240 6000.
Mercure Sydney will light up for Vivid Sydney 2019 with changing exterior façade lights and colourful lobby lights. The hotel’s newly opened Platform 818 Restaurant & Bar will serve festival-goers a special half Tristan Bay Lobster with Mornay sauce and 125g grain-fed Rump Steak, sautéed baby vegetables, crushed pea oil, with natural jus sauce for just $49. Before heading off to explore the lights and sounds of the festival, pair dinner with a Vivid-inspired highball cocktail, which lights up in the dark, for just $17. To book, visit www.platform818.com.au or call +61 (02) 9217 6666.
For those planning a short-break during Vivid Sydney, Novotel Sydney Central is a convenient place to stay, located in close proximity to Vivid Sydney’s main attractions. The hotel’sFieldhouse Restaurant & Lounge has introduced a special Tapas menu, which includes three plates of choice for $18. From 5pm daily, guests can enjoy Vivid Happy Hour, with two beverages for the price of one. To book, visit www.novotelsydneycentral.com.au or call +61 (02) 9281 6888.
*Subject to change. Prices and offers correct at time of distribution.
Vivid Sydney is the largest festival of light, music and ideas in the Southern Hemisphere. Celebrating its eleventh anniversary in 2019, Vivid Sydney is continually setting the benchmark for world-class events, creativity and innovation. It will transform the Harbour City into a colourful creative canvas from the 24 May to 15 June, 2019.
The Festival features spectacular large-scale light installations and projections; contemporary and cutting-edge music performances and collaborations; public talks by renowned thought leaders, industry seminars, conferences and creativity workshops, all celebrating Sydney’s place as the creative industries hub of the Asia-Pacific. Vivid Sydney is owned, managed and produced by Destination NSW, the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency, and in 2018 attracted 2.25 million attendees.
For more information visit vividsydney.com
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