18 August 2010 Photos and story MiSociety
The Conservatory is one very cool blue bar
The Conservatory Bar in Sydney’s Sheraton on the Park Hotel is the latest addition to Sydney’s bar scene but it’s not just another bar as it will help fill the gap of the few ‘sophisticated’ lounge bars in town.
Overlooking Sydney’s Hyde Park the Conservatory Bar’s $250,000 refurbishment, the vision of international designer Joseph Pang, is the final addition to the hotel’s comprehensive $40 million refurbishment.
The opening night party was certainly a goodie befitting this stylish space created just upstairs from the hotel’s foyer.
The invitation proclaimed a dress code of ‘Soooo Sydney’ but as that outfit of mine must have been at the cleaners it was easier to go along with the ‘touch of red’ addition.
The place filled up fast as Gregg Arthur, the singer/songwriter who will be the resident musician here, crooned at a pleasant ‘still able to hold a conversation level’ – nice.
The canapés served were sensational. Black caviar on tiny blinis were being prepared on the spot and the sashimi bar so popular lines were forming. Tattinger Champagne, superb cocktails, Tanqueray Ten Gin and new kid on the block energy drink, Boca Lupo were all in plentiful supply. Then the party really started to rumble in the form of 23 year old Guatemalan Rum shipped in especially for the opening – this has to be the smoothest rum on the planet! Excellent party – well done Sheraton.
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