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‘Nemo’ found in Sydney: Australia’s largest hotel aquarium unveiled at Sofitel Sydney Darling Habour

June 8, 2018 Hotel News No Comments Email Email

Australia’s largest hotel fish-tank has been unveiled at the Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour today, providing a spectacularly vivid welcome to Sydney for visitors from around the world.

The aquarium is a central focus for all guests arriving at the hotel, with the 12 metre, 12,000 litres fish-tank boasting over 50 marine species, including many fish varieties from ‘The Tank Gang’, which starred in ‘Finding Nemo’, the famous animated film set in Sydney Harbour and along Australia’s east coast..

The tropical aquarium is designed to evoke Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, and features many of the fish that appeared in Nemo, such as the Ocellaris Orange Clownfish, Ocellaris Black and White Clownfish, and Damselfish, along with Barrier Reef Chromis, Green Chromis, Humbugs, Blue Lined Surgeon, and Flame Anthias.

The giant fish-tank is the inspiration of the Sofitel’s owner, Dr Jerry Schwartz, who has introduced aquariums to a number of his other hotels in Sydney and the Blue Mountains.

“Australia is dominated by its seascape, and we wanted to give visitors a really meaningful and vivid experience when they checked in,” said Dr Schwartz.

“We have had tremendous reactions wherever we’ve installed fish-tanks because they are not only so colourful, they provide a very calming experience, especially after someone has flown around the world to get to Sydney.

“Of course, this aquarium had to be particularly memorable given that the Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour was the city’s first new-build international 5-star hotel this millennium and is housed in such a prominent building.

“Just like our guests, the fish originate from all over the world, and even if our guests can’t get to places like the Great Barrier Reef to see ‘Nemo’ and his friends in the wild, they will be able to appreciate them during their stay in Sydney”.

Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour

Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour opened in October 2017, the first new-build 5-star international hotel to open in Sydney since the 2000 Olympics. The luxury hotel draws inspiration from the area’s waterside heritage, reimagining iconic maritime motifs in a vibrant modern style in all 590 guestrooms, including the hotel’s 35 coveted suites, which boast some of the best views in Sydney. The hotel is part of the global Sofitel brand, which has a presence on five continents with 120 addresses and more than 30,000 rooms in almost 40 countries.

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