Sydney Harbour is world-renowned for its mixture of natural beauty and architectural design. From the Opera House to the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the city is blessed with two incredibly magnetic attractions. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, Australian hospitality group, The Point, in partnership with the NSW Government, have been granted a long-term lease of the historic Fort Denison in Sydney Harbour.
As part of the NSW Government’s strategy to reinvigorate the visitor economy, Fort Denison Dining will be dedicated to breathing new life on the island, providing a chance for the public to truly appreciate its contribution to Australian history. Formerly a prison and later a military fortress, this heritage asset will provide visitors with various experiences. According to a press release, these will include a dining room, casual dining area, three exhibition rooms in the barracks building, along with a bar and a wine room. New and improved historic and interpretive displays will also feature throughout the island, as well as guided tours including the spectacular Martello Tower, will be available.
“We want to make the world take notice – it’s not just the Opera House and Harbour Bridge that are landmarks in Sydney Harbour. We want to recognise that Fort Denison is a key part of a trilogy of iconic landmarks”, CEO of the Point Group Brett Robinson said. “We understand the responsibilities that come with this role, and we’re immensely proud of what we have achieved to date. The end result will be an exciting example of sensitive integration of history and contemporary, technology and storytelling, public management and private enterprise, visitor experience and curated hospitality for all visitors.”
The location of Fort Denison alone will provide an exclusive and novel way to observe Australia’s harbour. Couple that with rich historical significance and state-of-the-art visitor experience, and you might have yourself a winner. The site is closed while works are carried and is expected to open in late 2022.