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Monday, September 30, 2013

Sydney's Historic Menzies Hotel Turns 50


To celebrate, The Menzies hotel staff will be dressed in 1960s outfits for the month of October

 

The Menzies Hotel Sydney turns 50 years young this October, and to celebrate the and staff are going back to the 60s where all the fun began.

Over the month of October the hotel will step back in time with staff dressed in 60s clothing. Everything from The Beatles, to Jacqui O, the perfect 60's housewife (and husband!) and the Hippy movement will be represented in staff uniforms. The lobby will feature a 60s inspired lounge room playing old school films and music from the era, where guests can capture a photo of themselves "back in the day". Guests and patrons will also be able to enjoy 60s inspired alcoholic milkshakes in the Piano Bar.

Over the last 50 years The Menzies Hotel has played a large part in the history of Sydney City. Being the first international hotel built in the city since World War II, it was officially opened by The Beach Boys in 1694. The hotel hosted skating stars on a permanent, retractable ice skating rink - a restaurant showpiece and local favorite. The first ever Japanese Restaurant in Sydney opened at the hotel in 1972, called Keisan, and in 1979 Shell House, the office building adjacent to The Menzies became part of the hotel adding 196 rooms to the hotel's inventory. As of March 2000, The Menzies joined international hotel group Accor as a 4-star hotel.

Today the Menzies hotel is known for its incredible hospitality and customer service, provided to its guests by the 200 loyal staff members who work there. Located near Sydney's famous attractions including The Rocks, Opera House and Botanical Gardens, The Menzies overlooks Wynyard Park and is surrounded by restaurants, boutique shops and theatres. The hotel boasts 446 guestrooms, 14 function rooms accommodating up to 450 delegates, 2 restaurants, 4 bars, a gymnasium, indoor heated pool and souvenir shop.

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