This year is one of reflection and celebration for Sofitel Sydney Wentworth with the luxury heritage hotel turning 50. The first 5-star hotel to open in Sydney during 1966, the hotel will mark this impressive milestone by inviting guests to embark on a journey of the historic Wentworth Hotel.
Hotel Manager of Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, Craig Reaume said: “We are extremely proud of the hotel’s heritage and this year we will fully embrace the beginnings of The Wentworth Hotel with a variety of celebratory hotel activations throughout 2016.”
The site of The Wentworth Hotel has fascinating origins.
“The hotel will develop a limited edition remembrance booklet and video with original footage of the hotel opening and its evolution throughout the five decades. Guests will also be able to enjoy a historic exhibition within the lobby of the hotel later this year, ” said Craig.
“We can’t let the year end without honouring the official opening day of the Wentworth Hotel on 14th December 1966. Therefore on that day, we will host a grand celebration in our iconic Wentworth Ballroom. Details of this event will be released later this year.”
Over the years, The Wentworth Hotel has hosted many international dignitaries and celebrities, such as Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh. Other visitors have been Prince Charles and Princess Diana, numerous film and sports stars as well as the first men on the moon.
The hotel’s 50th anniversary offers touch on every area of the hotel inviting past and present guests to stay at Sofitel Sydney Wentworth during 2016.
50th Anniversary Luxury Leisure Escape
For the occasion, Sofitel Sydney Wentworth has tailored this package to create an unforgettable anniversary experience.
This luxurious package is inclusive of:
- Anniversary themed mini high-tea selection upon arrival including Ronnefeldt tea
- Breakfast served in-room every morning
- The luxury of time, with late check-out until 4pm
from $400 per night
50th Anniversary Dining Offers
Executive Chef Boris Cuzon re-invents some of the most popular dishes in the history of The Wentworth Hotel. Every quarter, Chef Cuzon re-designs one iconic dish representing one of the past five decades and seal 50 years of memories.
- Throughout 2016, Garden Court Restaurant features the most famous dishes from the past five decades. Every guest that celebrates a 50th Birthday or anniversary will be surprised with a complimentary glass of Veuve Cliquot for every 3-course lunch or dinner menu ordered.**
50th Anniversary Wentworth High Tea
The traditional ‘Wentworth High Tea’ is transformed into an anniversary themed masterpiece, especially for the birthday celebrations. Executive Chef Boris Cuzon has created an array of exquisite sweet delicacies bursting flavour and colour such as raspberry and pistachio macarons, lemon tartlets, ‘The Wentworth Cheesecake’, chocolate and lime choux, opera cake and mini pavlovas. For every high tea enjoyed in Soiree, guests will take home an exclusive, limited edition teacup and saucer from iconic designer Cristina Re’s new range ‘To Paris with Love’ inspired by her love of all things Parisian.
$79 per person including a glass of Veuve Clicquot and Cristina Re’s designer tea-ware.