Hydro Majestic Pavilion

Blue Mountains

Overview

Celebrate the spirit of traditional showground pavilions and experience a taste of the Blue Mountains at the Hydro Majestic Pavilion interactive ``living’’ history, retail and café space.

Description

Visitors to the world-famous historic hotel can discover the heritage of original owner Mark Foy’s ``Palace in the wilderness’’ as well as the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area through interpretive displays and multimedia screening areas. See historic collections of ice skates, cutlery and crockery, porters’ uniforms and the original Casino Lobby stage. Look up to see Hydro Majestic chairs through the eras. Glance at the screens to see photos of celebrities, Australia’s first Prime Minister Edmund Barton who unfortunately died at the hotel in 1920, and jolly crossdressing tennis parties hosted by the outrageously flamboyant hotel owner himself. Also on display is the rare fine porcelain Japanese vintage tea set originally owned by Foy, who gifted it to Sam Ewen who managed his farm Newbridge in New South Wales. Beautifully hand painted with gold trim and embossed with a scene of geisha women from the early 1920s Showa Period, the tea set was recently donated to current hotel owners Escarpment Group by Maree Statham of Portland. Visitors can browse the extensive range of house-made edible products, Hydro Majestic branded homewares and regionally-sourced boutique food, beverages, jewellery, books and artisan items from the Blue Mountains and surrounding areas. They may also recharge over light sweet and savoury house-made refreshments while gazing over magnificent Megalong Valley views. The Hydro Majestic Pavilion is open from 9am to 5pm seven days. Go to www.hydromajestic.com.au for more information. The Hydro Majestic Hotel is part of the Escarpment Group collection of luxury escapes which also includes Lilianfels Resort & Spa [embed link: www.lilianfels.com.au], Echoes Boutique Hotel & Restaurant [www.echoeshotel.com.au] and Parklands Country Gardens & Lodges[www.parklands.com.au], each steeped in history and surrounded by dramatic landscapes and breathtaking views unique of the Blue Mountains region.

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