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WATSONS BAY was the place to be on New Year’s Day” – Sydney Confidential

There was no better way to celebrate New Year’s Day and bring in the start of 2017 than at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel for the second year running with The Surf Lodge! The partnership between these two iconic companies delivered the ultimate New Years Day event that brought the top crowds from Sydney to celebrate the first day of 2017.

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The Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel was transformed into the perfect venue to host this amazing event, with our Mid Deck, Top Deck & Sunset Room playing host to the celebrations. All the way from the Hamptons, The Surf Lodge, bought their unique style and joined us to create ultimate beachside NYD party! Thankfully, Sydney put on a show with the weather and it was the perfect afternoon in the sunshine.


Dan Single and BAMBI Northwood-blyth joined us for the afternoon, kicking back on the DJ decks with a bottle of their delicious Rose ‘Pour Les Amour’, the perfect drink for the sunny afternoon. Along with their pop-up Rosé bar, churning out delicious glasses of still & sparkling Pour Les Amour Rosé all afternoon.bambi northwood

Guests were treated to 2 hours of complimentary drinks, including PIMMS, Aperol, Ciroc & Heineken 3, as well as complimentary bites including fish n’chips, quinoa with veggies and chicken pesto salad, all prepared by our chefs.


With dual rooms, the DJ line-up for the afternoon got the party started in all areas of the venue. Grammy nominated headliner Riton, played the tune of the afternoon ‘Rinse & Repeat while the DJ lineup including Matty Sav, Halfway Crooks, Beni Single, Oli Benz, The Bang Gang, Multiculti Soundsystem & Alice Q, pumped out the perfect tunes, creating an amazing vibe around the whole venue. With bubbles and lights, the dance floor was the place to be throughout the evening.


Sunnylife provided the ultimate photo opp of the day, with Rosie, their giant 12metre flamingo hanging out in the bay in front of the hotel. We also had roaming photobooths, from Fotobox, who went throughout the venue allowing guests to capture and create memories from the afternoon – the perfect memorabilia to take home. Guests were also treated free hair braiding from Hair Cartel as well as body painting & glittering from ArtKinekt, complimenting the vibes of the afternoon.


Our VIP lounge guests were treated to an amazing afternoon filled with drinks, nibbles and good times.  The VIP lounges, provided by Valient Hire furniture, were the perfect spots for guests to kick back and socialize with the friends over a glass of Piper Heidsieck, bucket of Heineken 3, Aperol Spritz, Rekorderlig Ciders, Pour Les Amour Rosé, Fiji water and coconut water. Each lounge had their own personal host, dressed in Maurie & Eve clothing & Adidas shoes.

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This New Years Day event was an event talked about by many and enjoyed by all!


Thank you to The Surf Lodge, all our sponsors and everyone who chose to spend the first day of 2017 with us! There will be many more fun times to come at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel throughout the year!