Sydney Gets Ready for Its Own Mardi Gras


New Orleans may be getting into the Mardi Gras spirit today, but Sydney's Fat Tuesday will actually be held on a Saturday—March 2, to be precise, and we hear that the QT Sydney is a top spot to celebrate. 

One of the largest gay and lesbian celebrations on the planet, the Sydney Mardi Gras Parade kicks off at 7:45pm on Saturday, March 2nd, right in QT Sydney's backyard, at the foot of Elizabeth Street in downtown Sydney. The hotel's Parlour Lane Roasters is a good pick for an early-evening aperitif (including one of the signature selections from the Negroni Menu, a first in the city), while the Gilt Lounge offers hand-crafted cocktails by some of Sydney's best bartenders.

The QT Sydney's signature European-style brasserie, Gowings Bar & Grill, is a good place to go for pre- and post-parade snacks, from Crispy Free Range Berkshire Pork, Full Blood Wagyu Steak on the Grill and Wiener Schnitzel, to a Grated Detox Organic Vegetable Salad and Ocean Trout Tartare.

And when it's time to recover from the weekend's events, visitors can unwind at the hotel's signature spaQ. Guests can choose from a selection of massage treatments, Facial Therapy and K-Lift Therapy by Kerstin Florian and body wraps-or simply unwind in Sydney's only hammam. Or take a seat in the Barber Shop at spaQ for a signature cut-throat shave.

For more information about QT Sydney, visit  


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