Marble Bar Located At Hilton Sydney Turns 120 With A 31-Day Celebration

Including Live Music Seven Days A Week, A Signature Cocktail And A History Wall

This information originated in Australian English.

October 01, 2013

SYDNEY - Hilton Sydney’s Marble Bar is celebrating its 120 years of history by introducing a signature ‘120 Cocktail’ and offering live music every day throughout the month of October. The anniversary commemoration kicks off with the unveiling of a history wall displaying newly recovered doors and souvenirs from the original bar.

Throughout the years, Marble Bar has shaken many concoctions, and through its birthday month, its bartenders will bring back forgotten classics like the ‘Million Dollar Cocktail’ and a classic Champagne cocktail served with Moet & Chandon and Hennessey VSOP Cognac, in a reinvigorating style. Marble Bar is also partnering with legendary James Squire Brewery with a special pricing on offer. What says Australian history better than a James Squire “One Fifty Lashes” Pale Ale at Marble Bar?

Following the launch of Discovered at Marble Bar earlier this year, the bar invited local musicians –past, present and new bands- to join celebrations and be part of its 120 year trajectory. The October musical line up promises to be eclectic.

“Most bars have a lifespan of a few years but Marble Bar has managed to defy the odds,” said Hotel Manager Felix Busch. “The secret to its longevity might lie with staying true to what it is – a uniquely stylish and welcoming bar with excellent service and entertainment.”

Surviving 12 decades of music and fashion, Marble Bar has lived through many changes yet still manages to surprise. Marble Bar has recently discovered the original swing doors from the Adams Private Bar in Tattersall’s Hotel, which have been donated back to Marble Bar by Tattersalls Group Limited. These doors are the main features of the history wall, also adorned with books, vintage games, news clippings and photographs from the past 120 years. The commemorating wall can be viewed in the foyer of Marble Bar at B1/488 George Street, Sydney.

A 120th birthday party is too big to fit into one day, so Marble Bar festivities will go from 1 October through 31 October with live music every day with no cover charge. In addition, andby popular demand from its social media followers, Marble Bar will be giving away 120 beers throughout the month and will host a Gatsby themed party on the last Saturday in October.

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About Hilton Sydney
Centrally located in Sydney CBD close to shopping and entertainment, Hilton Sydney offers 579 luxury accommodation rooms and suites plus four dedicated levels of conference and events space catering up to 3000 delegates. The hotel also features Luke Mangan’s multi award-winning restaurant glass brasserie, the stylish and internationally acclaimed Zeta Bar, iconic Marble Bar and LivingWell Premier Health Club and Day Spa.

Marble Bar’s history and its rediscovered doors
The original bar was named after its namesake builder, George Adams, and was built in 1893 costing a sum of £32,000 pounds. This amount was secured through the successful “Tattersalls Sweep,” one of a series of horse racing sweepstakes held in New South Wales throughout the late 1800s. In 1968 Marble Bar received an “A” rating from the “National trust of Australia,” and in 1973 the entire structure was moved from Tattersalls and carefully dismantled, refurbished and rebuilt inside Hilton Sydney. Marble Bar’s furnishings are often referenced as nothing short of breathtaking, heralding the ornate traditions of 15th century Italian renaissance. The bar is adorned with striking Corinthian columns with solid bronze capitals, 100 tonnes of the world’s best quality marble from Belgian and African quarries, cedar joinery and stained pictorial glass frames combined to create an opulent ambience unheard of in the colonies of that time. The bar was further adorned with 14 Edwardian paintings by Australian artist Julian Ashton – valued at an estimated $1.6 million and features the four original fireplaces, which were restored piece-by-piece when the bar was moved from Tattersalls. After years of colourful history and following the bar’s move to Hilton Sydney, the doors were //no longer required, and subsequently left Sydney with George Adams when he relocated to Queensland to operate the lotteries. The doors travelled with Adams to Tasmania and Victoria where they have been located in Tattersalls Melbourne head office for the last 16 years. Today, Marble Bar recovered the original swing doors from the Adams Private Bar in Tattersall’s Hotel, which were donated back to Marble Bar by Tattersalls Group Limited. These doors are the main features of the history wall, also adorned with books, vintage games, news clippings and photographs from the past 120 years. The commemorating wall can be viewed in the foyer of Marble Bar.

Contact

Florencia Aimo
Hilton Sydney
+61 9266 2054
florencia.aimo@hilton.com

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