Sofitel Sydney Wentworth and Qantas Airways have teamed up to launch a historic public exhibition to commemorate and conclude the original Wentworth hotel’s year-long 50th anniversary celebration.
Inviting guests to step back in time, the exhibition will run from 14 October until 31 December 2016, and feature a fascinating selection of heritage artefacts and imagery stretching from 1966 when the hotel was originally owned and built by Qantas Airways.
In addition, the display will feature a photo exhibition of the iconic Wentworth Hotel, from its first days of construction through to fashion highlights and famous celebrities and royal visits.
“I am proud to be part of the hotel’s history and invite our guests to relive its most iconic moments throughout this public exhibition,” said Sofitel Sydney Wentworth General Manager, Craig Reaume.
To demonstrate its intertwined history, guests of Sofitel Sydney Wentworth are invited to explore the hotel’s beginnings as the Qantas Wentworth Hotel via a display of restored objects and mementos, including a Miniature Hotel Model, which was sent around the world to promote the hotel and convention facilities, a fabulous display of Qantas’ original 1960’s uniforms, and business class lounge.
2016 is a year of reflection for Sofitel Sydney Wentworth with the luxury heritage hotel turning 50.
Clive Scott, the first General Manager of Sofitel Sydney Wentworth said: “Sofitel Sydney Wentworth is one of the grand old dames of hotels. It will always have pride of place in Sydney and Australia. It has historical significance as a property and landmark in Sydney. Many people across the world have fond memories in their hearts as a special place to stay.”
This free exhibition will be on display in the hotel lobby and on level 3 of the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth located at 61-101 Phillip Street Sydney.