A Sydney hotel struck a chord with its guests last night by arranging a live music performance in its iconic outdoor garden terrace for the hotel’s 400 in house quarantine guests to enjoy from their private balconies.
The guests, who are staying at the iconic Sofitel Sydney Wentworth while they complete their 14-day mandatory government quarantine, sang along to classic hits by popular Sydney RNB cover band Soul Nights, singer-songwriter Johnny Diesel, and DJ Troy T from Sound Agents.
Many of the guests were celebrating the completion of their mandatory isolation, with 55 guests checking out of the hotel.
“We are doing everything we can to ensure our guests have a comfortable and pleasant stay with us, despite being confined to their rooms,” said Sofitel Sydney Wentworth General Manager, Sam Panetta.
“Seeing our guests singing and dancing to the music from their balconies was a sight to behold. Our team remain focused on providing a great guest service. After all, taking care of others is at the very heart of what we do every day.”
The evening performance was paired with a quintessentially-Sofitel French meal of niçoise salad, basque style braised chicken, and a crème caramel dessert.
The hotel team have also delivered many other acts of kindness to their guests, including helping a couple celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary. To mark the milestone occasion the team created an anniversary cake for them.
Sofitel Sydney Wentworth is one of several Accor properties playing an essential role in the Federal Government directive to house incoming international arrivals for a mandatory 14-day quarantine period, before they go back into our communities.
To date, Accor’s Sydney hotels alone have cared for more than 2,500 quarantine guests.
The hotels are working with health authorities and are following their advice on how best to take measures to protect the safety of team members and guests.