Sunday, December 19, 2010
Well Oprah has been and gone and we will see if the supposed millions of tourists do come to our Country, It's a nice place. Why not. I'd rather be here at christmas that stuck at heathrow airport in the snow. However I am just getting used to this blogging thing and found a link to frommers. They have posted an Oprah Guide to Australia. It's pretty generic, but useful if you don't know anything about our fair country. My only suggestion, The intercontinental in Sydney is nice. if a bit generic, but if your budget isn't for $500+ rooms, the views from the back of the hotel are not that exciting and you really have to pay a lot for the views. We on the other hand have all of cremorne point with Much better views and of course it's way cheaper at the manor. Sorry about the plug but.. (hey this website is to plug the hotel after all)
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
we are about a day away from the comissioning of the elevator at the hotel. Ohh the joy. It's been the most impossible task. I'll post a few pictures of the interim progress, but seriously it was damn hard putting a new elevator into the middle of a 100 year old building.
These photo's don't show much but the steel frame going inside the old brick building, the whole thing 3 stories of it, had 20mm clearance between the bricks and we struggled to ensure that it was whisper quiet as the frame cant touch the bricks for fear of noise transference, (lets hope it's as good as they tell us)
The Ukraine tourst board has decided to promote a new and interesting destination. It's a little far from Sydney, but it's somewhere I can almost guarantee your friends have not been to: Chernobyl. Yes that famous nuclear reactor meltdown is now going to be open for tourists. All i can say is I think you'll get 'glowing' reviews. (sorry I had to make the pun). On second thoughts. Why not just stay in sydney. Oprah seems to like it.
Sunday, December 12, 2010
The harbour bridge has a huge O on it, There are fireworks in the harbour and hundreds of people 'on top' of the bridge. It's oprah and boy has she had a great weekend. The weather was perfect and for Sydney I hope this will be a huge boost for tourism. We are a great city, and country but when many people confuse us with Austria, we need to work on our act. Tourism Australia has done great things and I applaud them, Now hopefully with the 40 million viewers of Oprah we will have more people coming to visit our lovely town. I've attached a couple of photo's of Oprah's weekend.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
I'm planning our next year party, which will be a big one. the Manor will be 100 years as a going concern and I think it's something to celebrate. Only thing is I'm not sure how. I was thinking of a 1910's party and also selling rooms for the oldest price we could find for the hotel which is 3 pounds 3 shillings. (not sure of the conversion for that one) but i'm open to suggestions. please contact me or post a comment if you have any ideas about this. I've added a couple of photo's of fashion from the turn of the century which would be great for a party.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
We are very excited at the prospect of Oprah coming to town. Not only is it great exposure for Australia. The fact we are close to the Opera house will be great for our guests as they will be able to easily access the event. From early reports it's going to be a huge event. and we are proud that Oprah Winfrey has chosen Australia as her destination for her final year's events. We are a great country and those who have come down to see us know this. Now it's time to show our great country to the 7.4 Million Oprah viewers daily.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Sent to me by a kind guest (thanks Brian), we have just been reviewed by the Sunday Times in the UK. which is one of the largest circulation newspapers in the UK, and apart from mentioning that we are in Mosman (next suburb) it's quite complimentary, and I'm really pleased to have any press, especially from such a well known Newspaper.