Showcasing the best of Walsh Bay to Sydney’s most influential hotel concierges, WBAC’s annual Concierge Famil took place on Tuesday August 30. Once again the event was heralded as a major success.

The annual event is important for Walsh Bay to ensure the precinct remains in the forefront of the concierge’s list of things to do in the city. This year the tour attracted some 18 concierges representing some of the city’s most iconic establishments and there were many new faces. Of the concierges who had previously attended, the feedback was the tour is one of the highlights of their year.

And 2016 didn't disappoint. The famil’s itinerary was full of local highlights including: a whiskey cocktail to start proceedings at Pier One, a stop at Vermilion Art Gallery to take in the latest exhibition then on to sample delicious food and wine at Walsh Bay Kitchen. The group was also treated to a luxurious experience at Marie-France Group and while at Sydney Dance Lounge they got a sneak peak of Sydney Dance Company’s dance studios. The day’s proceedings ended by watching the sun set over the harbour at the Theatre Bar at the End of the Wharf listening to a rundown of Sydney Theatre Company’s exciting list of forthcoming productions.

The concierges were unanimously impressed by the high quality and varied business and recreational offerings on offer in the Walsh Bay area. A number of new relationships were established between the Walsh Bay businesses who took part in the tour and the visiting concierges: Vermillion established the opportunity to offer the concierge’s Chinese VIP guest private tours or invitations to exhibition openings, Marie-France Group engaged the interest of a number of the local hotels to provide in-house hair and beauty treatments and Sydney Theatre Company secured a meeting with one of Sydney’s top hotels to discuss tickets for their VIP visitors. Should your business appeal to the tourist maker (or guests closer to home) be sure to contact Catherine Franklin This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss potential involvement in future Concierge Famils.

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