IT'S TIGER TIME! CELEBRATE LUNAR NEW YEAR 2022, SPLASH OUT THIS SUMMER AND AL FRESCO DINING IN SYDNEY
Welcome Lunar New Year 2022 in a city bursting with art, feasts, festivities, and fireworks! We’re now entering the Year of the Tiger, which is characterised by the confidence and courage needed to combat uncertainty and unpredictability. Book now to secure your favourite rooms and suites at Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney and discover a hot-pot of delicacies and cultural events in Sydney that run until Sunday 13 February.
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Here’s one of our favourites! Stroll along Sydney's George Street after dark and you’ll encounter some surprising creatures of the night including tigers, rabbits, dogs, sheep, horses, monkeys and dragons! It’s not that the gates of Taronga Zoo have sprung open, instead larger-than-life Lunar Lanterns represent the twelve animal signs of the Zodiac. These giant contemporary light sculptures are a creative interpretation of a centuries-old tradition designed to delight the whole family.
Lunar New Year always brings incredible flavours to savour from our Asian neighbours. Boost your luck in 2022 with auspicious dishes. Whole fish encourage abundance, dumplings and spring rolls promote wealth, noodles bolster happiness and longevity, and sticky, sweet rice balls are the glue for family togetherness. Concrete Playground, Broadsheet, Time Out and Urban List all have great lists of taste bud temptations at restaurants, bars and eateries across Sydney.
MAKE A SPLASH!
Sunshine and hot days call for a splash! Sydney boasts unique harbourside pools that sparkle on summer days, the perfect fit when you are looking for water activities close to the CBD. Here are three that locals love, not far from Amora Hotel Sydney. Head to the idyllic Redleaf Beach in Double Bay where Murray Rose Pool is flanked by tiered terraces shaded by jacaranda trees and swim out to two large floating pontoons. Also in the nearby eastern suburbs, discover the picture-perfect Parsley Bay in Vaucluse. This hideaway reserve is popular with families given its safe waters, shady glades and playground. There’s also a 15-20min bushland walking circuit that takes you to a secret waterfall at the head of the gully. Across the water on the North Shore you’ll find McCallum Pool at Cremorne Point – a magical place to soak up the sun and views of the city, Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge.
Ask our concierge for tips on getting to and from these harbour pool hot spots and details on our latest offers. Over the last weeks if February, make the most of our Good Buy (Bye) Summer special and tuck in for a well-deserved five star stay in the heart of the city. You’ll be treated to our luxury accommodation, complimentary with parking, a bottle of wine on arrival, breakfast for two at Croft Restaurant, late check out and more. Naturally, when you feel like a dip without leaving the hotel, you can also enjoy our indoor heated pool, jacuzzi, spa and steam room.
GO AL FRESCO - OUTDOOR DINING IN SYDNEY
If you’ve worked up an appetite with all the sun, salt water and swimming, it’s also a great time to explore Sydney’s outdoor dining scene. Al fresco dining has always been popular in our harbour town, and has ramped up to new heights as we learn to live with COVID-19. A European atmosphere of epicurean appreciation has taken hold as tables at restaurants and eateries spill onto the pavements, plazas and laneways allowing diners to enjoy food, drinks and good company in the open air.
Stroll from Amora Hotel Sydney through The Rocks historic precinct to the Campbell’s Stores for a waterfront seafood feast and chase it with drinks at Maybe Sammy or The Doss House. You can easily while away a late afternoon and evening on The Glenmore’s rooftop where you can watch the ferries dock and depart from Circular Quay and the light dance across the shimmering sails of the Opera House while enjoying outdoor pub fare.
Ask our concierges for their recommendations on the hottest bars, top tables and amazing events that will entice you to make the most of your Sydney stay with us.
Remember to pack the sunscreen. See you soon!