It’s not just the Addams Family that’s creepy and kooky. Sofitel Sydney Wentworth is celebrating the arrival of the smash hit musical comedy in Australia this March with the creation of a one-of-a-kind Addams Family themed suite tailor made for fans who love the show.
As the musical’s official accommodation partner and Sydney’s ‘Hotel for the Arts’, Sofitel will transform its lobby bar Soirée into the spectacular lounge of The Addams Family, complete with tombstones, coffins, grand gates, headless roses and life-size figures of the characters – everything that may be unusual to us but of course is normal in the world of Charles Addams. The lobby art gallery will also feature highlights of the origins of The Addam’s Family. No headstone has been left unturned, even the hotel lifts will feature the creepy Addam’s Family theme song to entertain.
General Manager Ian Alexandre says fans of the vintage TV series and musical are invited to savour the spooky spirit of the show with an Addams Family High Tea to die for and matching lethal cocktails.
“Sofitel’s Addams Family Suite is of course the pent-ultimate for fans, true romantics and tortured hearts, inspired by offbeat Gomez and Morticia, but our themed High Tea and whacky cocktail list is also a fun way to celebrate the musical and extend the experience beyond the theatre.”
The Addams Family Suite
The Morticia and Gomez worthy Addams Family Suite is suitably dramatic, complete with mock electric chair, creepy crimson walls and curtains, cobwebs, spiders, birdcages and dead bird, a haunted mirror, black towels and bed linen and the obligatory Addams Family portrait on the nightstand featuring with our favourite relatives – Pugsley, Wednesday, Lurch, Uncle Fester and Grandma – to watch over guests as they sleep…
Designed for a hair-raising night in, The Addams Family Suite package is priced from AU$235 per person twin share and includes accommodation in the hotel’s one-off themed suite and a complimentary ‘A’ reserve ticket and souvenir program. In addition Sofitel will provide a special gift for guests – a sinister coffee table book called “The Addams Family – An Evilution” for a full history and insight into the world of Charles Addams and his creations to keep as a special memento of the stay.
The Addams Family Suite package also includes exclusive Club Sofitel access, with buffet breakfast, an Addams Family High tea for two with matching cocktails, express check-in and late check-out plus, complimentary canapés, free Wi-Fi and much more. Available now until 28 April*.
Sofitel is also offering a more widely available ‘Stay & See®’ express package priced from AU$227.50 per person, twin share again with complimentary ‘A’ Reserve tickets to see the show. ‘Stay & See®’ offers include overnight accommodation at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth in a Classic Room, complimentary tickets and a two course pre-theatre dinner at Sofitel’s Garden Court Restaurant with a glass of wine, beer or soft-drink and continental breakfast. Bookings . This package is available until the musical concludes its Sydney season in October 2013.
The Addams Family High Tea
Inspired by our favourite characters from the musical, Sofitel’s Executive Chef Boris Cuzon has created a heart-thumping High Tea in the spirit of all things Addams Family, celebrating young love at first fright. Cuzon has crafted a confectionary Cousin Itt from fruit paste and Persian fairy floss, and a gloriously gruesome edible chopping block out of sweet apple pie. A chocolate tombstone and brownie ‘grave’ are served alongside a ‘severed’ butter finger cookie, while a bloody lookalike raspberry coulis drips darkly alongside black and white sandwiches and macaroons.
The Addam’s Family High Tea including a matching cocktail, will be available between 2 and 5pm daily at Soirée bar at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth now until 30 April. Incredibly priced from $134 per person (must be booked in multiples of two), the offer also includes discounted ‘A’ reserve tickets to see The Addams Family Musical *. The High Tea package is only available on the day of your chosen performance. Reservations. The Addams’ Family High Tea without tickets is priced at $59 per person including a cocktail each. To book call the hotel on 02 9228 9188.
The Addams Family Cocktails
Sofitel has created two lethal The Addams’ Family themed cocktails to try in Soirée bar.
‘Morticia’s Martini’ is a dark and daring cranberry based drink, featuring Absolut Kurant and crème de cassis. Garnished with an ‘eyeball’ of blueberry and jam stuffed lychee for effect!
Pugsley’s Poison is a ‘bubbly’ potion, made with Midori, sparkling wine and garnished with a rim of fake blood in the spirit of Addams Family fun. Both are the perfect accompaniment to the show and High Tea.
The Addams Family Photographic Exhibition
If you’ve got time to kill, view the exhibition featured throughout the hotel lobby gallery on the origins of The Addam’s Family. The exhibition is on display now until 30 April.
About The Addams Family
Broadway’s smash hit musical comedy brings the deliriously delightful world of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and Lurch to spooky and spectacular life. Starring John Waters, Chloë Dallimore and Russell Dykstra, The Addams Family will made its Australian premiere in Sydney on the 10th of March 2013 at the Capitol Theatre.
About Sofitel Sydney Wentworth
Located in the city’s heart, just 10 drive from the Capitol Theatre, Sydney’s time honoured Sofitel Sydney Wentworth has a solid reputation for being a welcoming and memorable luxury hotel. Famously Sydney’s ‘original’ hotel, and now the city’s ‘Hotel for the Arts’ with more than 10 arts partnerships including the Art Gallery of NSW, Sofitel offers its guests the most modern facilities whilst retaining the charm and character for which The Wentworth has long been renowned. Sofitel Sydney Wentworth’s unique design allows most rooms to overlook the central Garden Courtyard – a leafy green oasis in the heart of the urban jungle.
Sofitel Sydney Wentworth is located at 61-101 Phillip Street in Sydney. Soirée bar is open seven days a week from 10am until late. For more information visit www.sofitelsydney.com.au
*Pricing based on per person twin share and subject to availability. One Suite per night available. All other Sofitel Sydney ‘Stay & See’® packages include an A Reserve Ticket complimentary and Overnight twin share accommodation.
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