Friday 17 April 2009

The Sebel Surry Hills Sydney Opens in Grand Style!

Last night internationally acclaimed hit-maker Leo Sayer entertained guests at the official opening event of The Sebel Surry Hills Sydney.

The hotel, formerly known as the Citigate Sebel Sydney, has just completed a massive $20 million refurbishment to become Sydney's latest 4.5-star hotel.

Located in the heart of Surry Hills on Albion St, The Sebel Surry Hills Sydney is Australia's first hotel to feature an in-ground glass aquarium lobby. The impressive 41,000 litre in-ground aquarium is home to 20 multi-coloured, Japanese Koi fish including the hotel's mascot 'Albie'.

Superbly located close to Sydney's trendy shopping and dining precincts, including Oxford and Crown Streets, the Sydney Entertainment Centre, Darling Harbour and Central Railway Station, local residents can enjoy and relive a piece of history at the redesigned Townhouse Bar & Restaurant, named after the iconic Sebel Townhouse in Elizabeth Bay.

Memorabilia from the legendary Sebel Townhouse bar now surround the walls, including autographed black and white photographs which pay homage to the famous hotel's long history of celebrity guests.

The Townhouse Bar is located on the ground floor corner of the hotel and opens up onto the street with alfresco seating, and in keeping with its original revered reputation, is open from 11am till late, 7 days a week, offering 12 beers on tap, cocktails and a menu of traditional 'pub fare' with a modern and seasonal twist.

The hotel's 270 spacious and newly refurbished guestrooms and suites are highlighted by new king size 'Cloud' beds with a 15-cm thick bed topper offering exceptional comfort; other features include large LCD screens, modern timber furniture, new custom-designed sofas, work desk with ergonomic work chair and spacious bathrooms.

The local business community can also take advantage of The Sebel Surry Hills Sydney's 10 versatile conference and function rooms catering for intimate board meetings of 10 to more gala functions of 220 delegates. These rooms have received a complete transformation and now offer natural lighting, double glazed windows, variable set-up styles, spacious breakout areas and state-of-the-art audiovisual facilities, complemented by a dedicated in-house AV specialists. New carpets and paintwork provide an emphasis on simple, modern and clean lines.

The Sebel also features a complete range of recreational facilities including a 15-m indoor swimming pool, heated spa and sauna, fully equipped gymnasium and a rooftop sun deck.

To make a booked or for more information contact The Sebel Surry Hills Sydney on +61 (02) 9289 0000 or visit

The Sebel Surry Hills Sydney is managed by Mirvac Hotels & Resorts, renowned for its uncompromising level of service and attention to detail across 42 properties in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific, making it one of the largest Australian-owned hotel groups. Mirvac's hotels and resorts enjoy an unrivalled reputation under the well known brands of Quay Grand, Quay West Suites & Resorts, The Como, Sea Temple Resorts & Spas, Sydney Marriott Hotel, Citigate Hotels, Hotel Lindrum, Harbour Rocks Hotel, Harbour Lights Cairns and of course The Sebel Hotels, Resorts & Residences.

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