By Michelle Karaman-Jones
It is not often that a city turns into a creative playground for artists and the general public alike, but for 18-days of the year in Sydney this is exactly what happens.
Vivid Sydney is a marriage of light, music and ideas located around the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and Circular Quay. The city will come alive with outdoor lighting sculptures and installations, as well as the illumination of Sydney’s most iconic architecture, including the Sydney Opera House.
Watch in amazement as the Harbour gets transformed into a medley of different colours. Water taxis, buildings and even the Sydney Harbour Bridge will be immersed in colour for all the public to see.
A cutting-edge contemporary music program will also be occurring across the city all while a plethora of creative industry forums take place.
With over 800 000 people attending last year Vivid Sydney was named Australian Event of the Year in 2013. This will be the sixth year for the festival, which offers an annual pilgrimage for those who crave some colour as winter sets in.
The festival runs from 23 May until 9 June, 2014 and with hundreds of events to choose from, there will be something that everyone can enjoy.
And why not enjoy the five-star version this time, with a luxurious overnight stay at Swissotel Sydney, breakfast, a 2 course early bird dinner for two in ‘Just Pure Bistro’, and an Essentials pack to the value of $250.
Swissotel Sydney is a deluxe five star hotel located in the heart of Sydney’s city’s business, retail and entertainment district.
The hotel’s 359 beautifully appointed rooms and suites offer breathtaking panoramic views of the city skyline. With the hotel’s bar, restaurant, conferencing facilities and the Executive Club Lounge, Swissotel Sydney has secured its position as Sydney’s conference and leisure hotel of choice. Delight in high tea in Crossroads Bar, indulge during breakfast at Just Pure Bistro or escape to the oasis of your room or suite. With a passion for perfection, Swissotel Sydney is your home away from home.
Within metres of all the action, Swissotel Sydney understands what makes Vivid Sydney incredible, and so they’ve put together a special pack including glow sticks, a picnic rug, backpack, ponchos, food and beverage surprises, a Vivid Sydney booklet and a Samsung Tag and Go Camera – so you can record every amazing moment.
Offer is subject to availability; One Vivid Sydney essentials pack per booking, full buffet breakfast for two per day and one dinner for two per booking.
Deal: Overnight accommodation, breakfast and a 2 course early bird dinner for two in Just pure bistro, along with an Essentials pack valued at $250
Booking ends – 7 June 2014 Stay dates: During Vivid Sydney (May 23– June 9) Prices: From $699 per night
For more visit www.swissotel.com/sydney or contact:+61 2 9238 8888