Sheraton adds live music to lobby appeal
WHAT’S a lobby without some cool music to waft by the plush surrounds of an evening?
The Sheraton Mirage’s steady upward progress since its grand renovation last year now extends to the return of live music, something which used to grace the grand dame of Port Douglas tourism over the years with artists like pianist Dennis Rose but which has been on hold for a while.
With live music on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, starting at 7pm, the Sheraton is keen to attract a local clientele that appreciates good music in a relaxed and refined setting, as well entertaining its in-house guests..
Musicians are being sourced locally and from Cairns and most will perform around twice a month, with the list of acts growing and changing regularly.
“I think with the new program what we are doing is having a really wide array of rotating musicians -- some of the touring but most of them local,” said catering manager Sharon Timms..
“Some are on piano, utilising our beautiful baby grand in the fountain, and others will be setting up in the Daintree Bar in the lobby.
“The idea is to create a vibe within the lobby and Daintree Bar area. It’s pre-dinner, or post-dinner, or alternatively if people would like to stay around and listen to the entire set, then we have Daintree Bar which is well equipped with a superb menu as well as beautiful wine list and cocktail list.”
A feature of the Daintree Bar is its Paired Menu, which offers various food choices paired with local beverages and wines.