The Star, Sydney will light up from 23 May – 9 June, as a new feature attraction in the annual celebration of light, music and ideas – Vivid Sydney.
The Star will be hosting a major light show throughout each evening on the exterior of the hotel towers, together with the harbour-facing “Vivid Lounge” on Sky Terrace and a huge range of Vivid-themed accommodation, dining and entertainment offerings.
The Star’s inaugural Vivid light installation will capture ‘the thrill of Sydney’ by combining the technical genius of The Electric Canvas with the internationally acclaimed design group, The Glue Society. The projections will depict Sydney’s world-famous lifestyle with spectacular colour and creativity which will be visible from within The Star, and many vantage points throughout Sydney.
Located on Sydney Harbour, with its own light rail station, ferry wharf and parking, and within easy walking distance of many of this year’s installations, The Star offers the perfect base from which to discover what 2014’s Vivid Sydney is all about.
The Star’s three towers of five star accommodation including The Darling and Astral Towers and Residences will have a range of complimentary bonuses on offer for guests including overnight parking, in-room Wi-Fi, cocktails at Vivid Lounge or Cherry and a Vivid Event Program upon arrival. The package is valid for stays from 23 May – 9 June 2014 inclusive: www.star.com.au promo code VIVID14.
Vivid Lounge @ Sky Terrace, perched atop The Star, will be a central feature of the festival, serving hungry revellers from a variety of pop-up food stations including tacos, sushi, sliders and cocktails, all whilst guests can relax and savour the views of the illuminated city skyline and Harbour Bridge.
Integrating the festival into the entire property/entertainment destination, The Star will offer Vivid-themed dining and entertainment across the 20 food and beverage outlets within the complex. Fine dining opportunities will include a cocktail and canapé treat ($25) from BLACK by ezard and Cherry bar will offer live bands throughout the festival whilst serving City Lights cocktails ($12); a white pink grapefruit Cosmopolitan twist, flamed with fresh grapefruit.
Geoff Parmenter, Executive General Manager, Corporate Affairs and Communications, The Star commented that the team is proud to support the iconic festival and promotion of Sydney’s creative industries by offering visitors a range of Vivid Sydney offers and entertainment.
“The Star, like Vivid, is committed to sharing and showcasing all that is great about Sydney. The Star’s involvement with Vivid reflects this, encapsulating Sydney’s beautiful harbour views, its vibrant culinary scene and night life, all at the one location.
“The Star is also committed to ensuring all Sydneysiders and visitors have the best possible experience of the city and the Vivid Sydney Festival; so we would encourage locals and guests to start or finish your Vivid experience with us, drop by to enjoy a drink or a meal with friends at Vivid Lounge @ Sky Terrace, while taking in our stunning illuminated exterior or enjoying the entertainment, dining and accommodation on offer,” added Geoff Parmenter.
From 6:00pm to midnight every night, between 23 May to 9 June inclusive, visitors will be able to view The Star’s illuminations, taking part in the globally renowned creative festival.