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The Occidental

With its appearance on Wynyard Square dating back to 1850, it’s no surprise to learn that the Occidental Hotel is the oldest building in the area. Its heritage-listed foundations house two bars, a bistro, a restaurant, and a private function venue, as well as a slew of budget accommodation. So the old girl’s still working pretty hard. The public bar of the Occidental immediately makes it clear that the hotel has eschewed the temptation to renovate in a modern, shiny way. Instead, the charm of the “Occi” comes from the vintage furnishings, the old-world charm and its lack of pretension. Aside from the main bar, the Occidental boasts a bistro, as well as a second, more New York lounge-style bar on its first floor. Heading upstairs one finds the acclaimed and popular Fairmont Restaurant. Up one more level still is the private function room. Any of the spaces can be hired as a private function venue, for anything from conferences to engagements, Christmas parties to large dinners. Conveniently located in the Central Business District, the Occidental Hotel is found on the corner of York and Erskine Streets, Sydney. Looking over Wynyard Square, the historic hotel is in close proximity to all of the usual tourist locations, as well as a heap of public transport options.

The Occidental Function Rooms

Glenmore Room

Glenmore Room

The second floor Glenmore Room is a highly versatile function space, sporting a traditional dark-toned decor. This space comes complete with private bar and dance floor, whilst seating is provided across a range of high and low tables. AV ...

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The Fairmont Room

The Fairmont Room

An elegant and relaxed room, furnished in pale blues and warm woods, the Fairmont adheres to the traditional Occidental aesthetic. This room functions as the venue’s first floor restaurant and is therefore well-suited to lunch or evening d...

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Regency Styled Bar Venue - Exclusive Hire

Regency Styled Bar Venue - Exclusive Hire

As a whole, The Hotel offers two bars, a bistro, the popular Fairmont Restaurant, and a private function room; all within the setting of a rare Regency-style Victorian hotel. As one of the oldest operating hotels in the city (apartments ar...

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Bar Tab
BYO Drinks
Coffee / Tea
External Catering
Filtered Water
Inhouse Catering

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Air Con
Dance Floor
External Music
Flip Chart
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Natural light
Outdoor Space
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Smoking Area