“MGALLERY is about style not stars,” said David Lowe, director of marketing of the Harbour Rocks Hotel, dismissing the suggestion that the hotel brand would stoop to mere star ratings.
“Every MGallery property has a memorable story to tell and it’s one that starts from the moment a guest walks into the hotel, to the experiences they have during their stay.”
Lowe, who also presides with customary aplomb over The Sebel Pier One, was speaking at an opening dinner last week, held on the hotel’s rooftop terrace.
Meanwhile, back at Sydney’s Harbour Rocks Hotel after an $8 million redesign and refurbishment, it joins Accor’s MGallery Collection, the fourth MGallery in Australia.
Eric the ghost, it is said resides there, a former patron of the premises who is in love with Scarlett the harlot from the house next door.
Eric died heartbroken when Scarlett died of tuberculosis.
In homage to the tragic lovers the hotel’s bar is named Eric’s and the restaurant is named Scarlett.
In fact, upon arriving at the hotel guests are greeted with a non-alcoholic welcome drink at Eric’s Bar called a ‘Scarlett Surprise’.
Built in 1887 as a Bond store and on the site of an old tent hospital, the historic, 59-room hotel has prestigious new rooftop venues that are ideal for cocktail events, celebrity launches, group dinners and decadent getaways.
It really is worth checking out.
Pictured above at the event last week are the men of Accor: Peter Hook and David Lowe with the Harbour Rocks Hotel’s Hagen Wintzer.
Inset is an exterior view of the Sydney Harbour Rocks Hotel.