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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Accor partners with Sydney Festival 2014

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Mercure Sydney Parramatta


Accor is proud to announce it is the Distinguished Partner of Sydney Festival 2014 and will be accommodating hundreds of performers and crew over the duration of the festival, while Accor's hotels around Sydney city and Parramatta will be offering exclusive accommodation experiences to festival revellers.

Sydney Festival, which runs from 9-26 January 2014 will play host to one of the biggest international line-ups yet, with stars such as Grammy-winner Chaka Khan, R.E.M's Mike Mills, and Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller coming to town. The famous five-storey high yellow Rubber Duck is set to grace the waters of the Parramatta River – marking Parramatta's foray into the Sydney Festival program.

This is the first year Accor has been a Distinguished Partner of Sydney Festival and General Manager for Accor NSW/ACT, Scott Boyes, said the group was thrilled to be on board with such a fantastic event.

"Our hotels in NSW are committed to supporting tourism in Sydney over the summer period and coupled with Accor's alignment with the arts, cultural and sporting industries it made perfect sense to partner with Sydney Festival 2014 and we look forward to welcoming festival goers in January.

"With 14 hotels across Sydney city and two in the heart of Parramatta, Accor is well placed to accommodate the large number of guests expected to attend next year's event and with the support of Destination NSW, Sydney Festival 2014 is shaping up to be one of the best the city has seen. We commend the work of the NSW Government and DNSW and their continued focus on driving events in NSW which is resulting in positive economic impacts for the hotel industry".

Malcolm Moir, Head of Development for Sydney Festival said, "We are delighted to welcome Accor as a Distinguished Partner of Sydney Festival. Accor's impressive range of hotels will house many national and international artists as well as visitors to the Sydney Festival over summer. We look forward to developing this partnership." 

Sydney Festival 2014 will comprise 104 events, 21 will be free. With 372 performances across 33 indoor and outdoor venues, Sydney Festival 2014 will feature 722 artists from 80 companies across 17 countries. With 10 world premiers, 4 Australian premieres and 13 Australian exclusives, Sydney Festival 2014 is not to be missed.

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