Sofitel celebrates the Wentworth’s 50th

IN an industry known for high turnover, Sofitel Sydney Wentworth has several staff who are as much an institution as the hotel itself. As it celebrated its 50th anniversary in December, the Wentworth turned the spotlight on long-standing members of its team, many of whom have witnessed decades of Sydney history at the property — from Federal election victory speeches to visits by Hollywood stars like Marlon Brando and Audrey Hepburn. The hotel’s general manager Craig Reaume paid tribute to staff including Claude Stein and Shirley Robins, pictured, both with many decades’ service to their names.

“A significant part of our history is our people, who make this more than bricks and mortar,” Reaume said.