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Chief of Concierge, Victor Baraya

Celebrating 20 Years of Concierge services at Radisson Blu Sydney

Victor Baraya, Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney’s Head of Concierge, has been at the hotel for 20 years, even before the hotel had opened its doors! Although, a lot can change in 20 years, so we thought we would sit down with him and one of our porters, Fadhel Bin Asril. Fadhel has been with […]

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The 20 biggest food trends from 2000-2020

As we have rung in the new year of 2020 and also being our hotel’s 20th anniversary year, we took the opportunity to reflect on the past 20 years and the food trends which have come and gone. It’s a great time to look back, as our hotel itself has seen an interesting journey in […]

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Our hotel is turning 20 this year, so we thought it was a great chance wind back the clock to the year 2000

With the hotel’s 20th birthday on the horizon, we thought it would be a great idea to interview some staff and reflect on their memories from over the years. Who better to start with than someone who has been here since the very beginning? Executive Housekeeper, Maureen Jolowicz has been at this hotel since day […]

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Radisson Blu Plaza Sydney reflects on the late Tony Bilson

With the sad passing of iconic Australian chef Tony Bilson on the 23rd of January, we thought we would reflect on the contributions he made to his restaurant during his time here at Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney, and how he has been remembered in the culinary world. I also chatted with our General Manager, […]

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Radisson Blu Sydney becomes first Radisson hotel awarded Green Key in Asia-Pacific!

Our hotel is proud to be the first Radisson hotel in the Asia-Pacific region to be Green Key awarded! Green Key International is a leading global eco-label awarding their certification to hotels and other hospitality corporations that commit themselves to sustainable business practices. To qualify for Green Key certification, Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney has […]

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What did Sydney look like in 1869? Part 2

Continue our journey into the past, looking at Old Sydney and historic wine region Epernay as we celebrate 150 years of Moet Imperial, and the history of Sydney Architecture During this time of civic growth, Sydney saw a boom in the construction of hotels, coffee palaces, libraries, and museums. This increase in infrastructure, helped by […]

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What was it like living in 1869? Part 1

What happened in Sydney, Australia and in Epernay, France around this time? This was a time before many technological advancements – no Harbour Bridge or Opera House in sight. However, this was the year that Moet Imperial Champagne began production in Epernay, France. Fast forward to the 21st century and the Moet & Chandon cellars […]

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From Chef to Business Development, Joanna McGuiness takes the next step in her hospitality career

In the modern age, being multiskilled and having a varied job background can be very advantageous for your career development. Just ask Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney’s new Business Development Executive (BDE) for meetings, incentives, conferences and events (MICE), who never saw a career as a hotel Sales Executive a possibility. However, Joanna has been […]

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“I thought my job at 18 would be pulling beers at the pub… I never thought I’d be working at a 5 star hotel!”

From Food and Beverage attendant, to Events Coordinator in less than 12 months? It’s possible! Most high school students would not usually consider a career in the hotel industry, (or even know of the possible jobs!) however, there are so many great avenues to go down for anyone interested in working in hospitality. I recently […]

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The results are in from Radisson Blu’s Community Action month!

The Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney and our staff are committed to achieving environmental and social sustainability in the “harbour city”. As part of this commitment, we endeavour to give back to our community and provide ample opportunity for our staff to get involved in charitable and community initiatives. This can be seen through our […]

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