HOTEL BUZZ: Celebrate NYE at The Observatory Hotel in Sydney

Tired of running around trying to figure out where to be on New Year’s Eve or how to snag a good spot to see the fireworks? Celebrate this New Years Eve in comfort and style with a seven course degustation menu at the Observatory Hotel’s Galileo Restaurant in Sydney’s CBD. Ideally placed to enjoy all the midnight action, The Observatory Hotel is a great spot to usher in 2012 in a timelessly elegant fashion. Whether it’s watching all the festivities around the harbour while sitting up on Observatory Hill or raising a glass of champagne beneath the stars, the Observatory Hotel will make this New Year one you won’t forget.

Inspired by the most famous stargazer of all, Galileo’s lavish dining room, with elegant upholstered armchairs and in the style of a Grand Parisian Salon, provides the perfect setting for a sophisticated New Year’s Eve celebration with friends and family or a loved one. For those who want to make the most of the experience, why not stay the night? (There is a 3 night-minimum over the holiday and rooms are filling up quickly.)

New Year’s Eve in Sydney is all about the fireworks and Observatory Hill, which is just a leisurely stroll from the hotel, provides an exhilarating vantage point. Already sold out, the Observatory Hotel has purchased an allotment of 40 tickets (normally sold for AU$70 per person), but wandermelon readers can enjoy complimentary prime viewing spots on the hill for the first 20 restaurant bookings. Cheers to that!

Rates: Dinner only is AU$295 per person 7pm-1am. (50% discount for children aged between 4-12 years, children under 3 years complimentary.) Includes a glass of Champagne on arrival, live music and screening of New Year’s Eve fireworks. New Years Eve Packages go from AU$3120 and include a bottle of champagne on arrival, special NYE dinner for two at Galileo, two tickets to view the fireworks at Observatory Hill, and access to the Day Spa facilities.

To make a reservation, phone: +61 2 8248 5252 or visit the website for more details.

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