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Sydney’s Top 4 Festive Treats

Festive Christmas at Sofitel

The most wonderful time of the year is just around the corner and Sydney knows how to celebrate the festive season in style. Buildings glow with vibrant light projections, carollers sing on street corners and pop up shops offer last minute Christmas goodies. The whole city takes on a festival atmosphere with lights, music, food […]

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Bringing the History of High Tea to Artistic Life

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Legend has it that Anna Russell, the 7th Duchess of Bedford, is the mother of high tea. During the 1860s she is said to have complained of “having that sinking feeling” in the late afternoon and would request a pot of tea and some light snacks to be served in her rooms. She began inviting […]

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50 Years of The Wentworth Hotel

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For 50 years it’s been the hotel of choice for princesses, politicians and pop stars. In 2016 the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth is celebrating its landmark 50th anniversary and taking a look back at the journey of one of Australia’s best hotels. There has been a hotel bearing the name Wentworth in Sydney, in one incarnation […]

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