International guests visiting Four Seasons Hotel Sydney will be welcomed by a new look and guest programming. Centrally located in the historic Rocks district overlooking the harbor, the hotel underwent a multimillion-dollar renovation of all 517 rooms and suites, which was completed just before the two-year border closure.
As for the new experiences, located on the hotel’s 32nd floor, Lounge 32 frames views of Walsh Bay and offers interactive amenities for suite guests, from nitrogen ice cream made by the hotel’s pastry team to a roaming trolley of signature cocktails with evening canapes of fresh prawns and oysters.
Additionally, the team at Grain bar has developed its own barrel-aged cocktail program, launching Australia’s largest selection with 22 varieties, all made in-house to expand upon the existing craft cocktails. Each cocktail is aged for around four weeks in a five-liter barrel. Grain has also created its own signature beer in partnership with Modus Brewery. The “super approachable” lager uses five grains, including the drought-resistant triticale malt, sourced from local farms in regional New South Wales. (Good to know: Grain Lager and the Grain barrel-aged cocktail selection are available for guests to enjoy at the bar, in-room from their mini bar, or to take home from the Retail Corner. Coming soon is Grain’s own gin label in partnership with Bondi Liquor Co.)
Mode Kitchen & Bar offers two gastronomic experiences. The Italian ritual of “Aperitivo” is a two-hour pre-dinner ritual comprising a range of Italian street food and antipasto. For those craving something sweeter, afternoon tea is an inspired three-tiered offering of pastries (such as coconut and passion fruit mini pavlovas), scones and savories that are all made in-house.
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney will also host a range of events this year, including:
- Australian Fashion Week (May 15-19) – The 2023 schedule includes 45 designer shows and presentations from the next generation of Australian designers alongside noteworthy names defining the future of Australian fashion
- VIVID Sydney (May 26-June 17) – (You’ll want to book a corner suite for this annual celebration of creativity, innovation and technology in collaboration with boundary-pushing artists, thinkers and musicians); Sydney will be illuminated and the landscape changes with vibrant 3D projections across the city’s architecture
- FIFA Women’s World Cup (July 20-August 20) – The U.S. team will defend its title "Down Under" when Sydney hosts the opening and final matches
- Sydney International Boat Show (August 3-6) – From paddle boards to super yachts, this is the biggest marine event in the Pacific
- SXSW Sydney (October 15-22) – The Austin event expands beyond North America for the first time