Sofitel Sydney Wentworth and Qantas collaborate to launch a historic exhibition




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 Wentworth Hotel, from its first days of construction through to fashion highlights and famous celebrities and royal visits.

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 1960s 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 says, “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.”

Craig Reaume, present General Manager of Sofitel Sydney Wentworth adds, “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.”

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.

Guests are invited to stay overnight with the hotel’s 50th Anniversary Luxury Leisure Escape.

This luxurious package, priced from $400 per night, 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




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