HOME AND AWAY
IT is rare for a hotel to include spiders and cobwebs on its inventory of attractions. But if you check into suite 1702 at Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, be prepared for a spooky sleepover. The guestroom has been themed to tie in with The Addams Family musical at the Capitol Theatre and the Sofitel designers have had fun with skulls and creepy-crawlies, blood-red cushions and black bed-linen, models of hands that mimic the disembodied Thing from the popular television series and a ghostly outline of Morticia that looms from a mirror. Be careful not to sit in the electric chair or brush against a stuffed bird. From $419.60 a person a night (valid to April 30) with tickets to the musical (be sure to have a Pina Ghoulada at interval), souvenir program, coffee-table book about The Addams Family and its creator, Charles Addams, buffet breakfast, and Club Sofitel access and privileges. Also included is an Addams Family High Tea for two in the hotel’s chic Soiree bar (which can be booked, without accommodation, for $178.35 a person with show ticket) — think Morticia martinis with floating blueberry-stuffed lychees that look like eyeballs, syringes filled with blood-like coulis to squirt on dark-dark scones, and confections shaped like severed fingers. More: sofitelsydney.com.au; showbiz.com.au.