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Monday 7 November 2016

Special cocktail marks Christmas period

Every hotel in the competitive Sydney hotel market needs a point of difference. 

In the case of the Radisson Blu Plaza Sydney, where I stayed very recently, one of those points of difference is a close association with Sydney boutique distillery Archie Rose. 

The five-star hotel aims to add a little sparkle for guests over the Christmas holiday period with a special cocktail as it prepares to celebrate its first Christmas with new-look luxury rooms following the completion of a recent $13.5 million re-design.

The Radisson, home to the landmark Bentley restaurant and acclaimed Distillers High Teas, has launched the Gin-gle Bells, a Christmas cocktail featuring the hotel’s signature ‘Out of the Blu’ gin created at Archie Rose.

The tailored gin was specially blended by Radisson Blu’s General manager,  Peter Tudehope, director sales Terry Oomens and head chef Oswin Riberiro.

The gin has been paired with the flavours of Christmas including oranges, cherries and cinnamon.


Ribeiro’s gin making ability may be a new talent but his cooking expertise will be showcased through his special, four-course Christmas dinner. 

This will include stuffed turkey ballotine with brussel sprouts, baby carrots and classic Christmas pudding to delight traditionalists. 

GM Tudehope said: “The Christmas season in Sydney really is hard to beat, and I hope our guests and Christmas shoppers will enjoy all that we have planned during the lead-up to the season and over the fabulous Christmas week.”


The Radisson Blu has also launched special holiday season accommodation packages. 


To make a booking for the Christmas Dinner or special Festive High Tea call 

 02 8214 0000

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