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Encore Event Technologies showcases Sofitel Sydney’s commitment to innovation

Encore Event Technologies showcases Sofitel Sydney’s commitment to innovation
May 28, 2024

When Sofitel Sydney Wentworth reveals its $60 million refurbishment this Spring, among the impressive innovations are those delivered by Encore Event Technologies.

Sofitel Sydney Wentworth is located in the heart of Sydney's CBD, situated 12 kilometres from Kingsford Smith Airport and within proximity to key transport hubs.

The multi-million-dollar investment in Sofitel Sydney’s upgrade includes the cutting-edge technology provided by Encore Event Technologies, showcasing the hotel's commitment to innovation.

Encore is also the in-house event production and AV partner for some of Sydney’s best hotels and function venues including Accor Stadium, CommBank Stadium, Q Station Hotels Manly, and Taronga Zoo.

The highlight of Sofitel Sydney’s technological upgrade is the installation of one of Australia's largest LED screens in the Grand Ballroom, complemented by digital screens and LED upgrades throughout all meeting spaces.

New additions in all event spaces will feature state-of-the-art lighting, presentation, and staging technology. They will also be equipped with bright wide-screen projection systems, crystal-clear sound systems and customisable lighting solutions. Sofitel’s in-house experienced technical organisers can assist with all production elements, from show calling to room theming and design, ensuring a seamless and immersive experience for attendees.

Synonymous with elegance, sophistication and a commitment to excellence and innovation, Sofitel’s comprehensive transformation looks to redefine luxury hospitality in Australia and beyond. Combining entertainment, leisure, conferencing, and exceptional dining experiences, it will offer an all-in-one luxury destination and set a new standard for conferencing and events in Sydney.

Along with technology upgrades, the renovation also includes the Sofitel Club Millésime, health and wellness centre; 436 newly appointed guest rooms and suites with connecting room options; public spaces including grand entrance lobby, state-of-the-art conference, and event spaces.

The hotels new dining precinct, in partnership with renowned hospitality group House Made Hospitality, will feature two restaurants, two bars and one of Sydney's largest rooftop terraces, reinventing hotel dining and further elevating the hospitality offering of the vibrant Phillip and Bligh Street CBD neighbourhood.

With a commitment to excellence, Sofitel Sydney Wentworth stands as the premier award-winning venue for conferencing and events, building on a legacy of hosting Sydney's most prestigious gatherings. From contemporary meeting rooms to the Wentworth Ballroom, over 15 event and conference spaces offer a seamless blend of tradition and innovation.

The hotel boasts a storied history dating back to 1966, and the magnificent Wentworth Ballroom has hosted some of the city's most legendary events, including the inaugural ARIA Awards. As one of Sydney's largest ballrooms, at 629m², it is adorned with 1960s mirrored high ceilings, offering a grand setting for events of up to 750 guests, complemented by versatile breakout spaces, a sophisticated foyer reflecting the French Art de Vivre and state-of-the-art technology.

Event dining is guided by the expertise of newly appointed Michelin trained Executive Chef Bektaş Özcan, who promises culinary excellence, with menus showcasing local, organic, and sustainable ingredients.

Sofitel Sydney Wentworth is extending a special grand opening offer to event planners with unparalleled privileges. Book your event by the 31st of December 2024 and receive exclusive experiences including a Café Gourmand Coffee Cart experience, Chef curated menu upgrade and loyalty points. Additional benefits are part of the offer with Sofitel’s commitment to CSR and the donation of $1,000 to the charity of your choice, invitations to Sydney’s best performances or gift certificates. Part of Accor Group, enjoy rewards through the ALL Meeting Planner Programme.

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Image top: Sofitel Sydney Wentworth Meeting and Events space; image above: Sofitel Sydney Wentworth ballroom. Credit: Sofitel Sydney

About the author

Karen Sweaney

Co-founder and Editor, Australasian Leisure Management

Artist, geoscientist and specialist writer on the leisure industry, Karen Sweaney is Editor and co-founder of Australasian Leisure Management.

Based in Sydney, Australia, her specific areas of interest include the arts, entertainment, the environment, fitness, tourism and wellness.

She has degrees in Fine Arts from the University of Sydney and Geological Oceanography from UNSW.

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