Take your seats for a spectacular celebration of pride, protest, passion and diversity. This is Mardi Gras like you’ve never seen it before, in one of Sydney's most iconic venues.
Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras (SGLMG) is one of the oldest continuously operating LGBTQI+ organisations in Australia. SGLMG was built on the foundations laid by early community activists who fought for LGBTQI+ rights in a time of wide-spread, institutionalised oppression and discrimination. From these origins, SGLMG has evolved to include a strong focus on celebration while maintaining a commitment to social justice for LGBTQI+ communities.
It’s game on for the 43rd Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade – on Saturday 6 March 2021 we’re transforming the Sydney Cricket Ground into a stunning and sparkling showcase of LGBTQI+ culture and community.
Feel the energy of the crowd and gaze in wonderment at what we can create together. Join the stadium audience of families, friends and allies, where you’ll witness a colourful cavalcade starring 5,000 paraders from over 100 LGBTQI+ community groups. The 2021 Parade will take inspiration from its past and move away from large floats, focusing instead on the outlandish pageantry of vibrant costumes, puppetry and props that made it such a phenomenon in its earliest years.
There's no more perfect combination of passion and people than The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade. Every year, hundreds of thousands of spectators from all over the world bring the city to a standstill as they cheer on a jaw dropping parade of over 12,000 fabulous people from all corners of the LGBTIQ communities.
This dizzying spectacle flows like a river of queer humanity, switching effortlessly between sexy satire and from high brow to sequined eyebrow. Tying it all together is an overarching sense of love and a joyous celebration of the hard won freedom to be whoever you are.
Accor has some of the most stringent cleaning standards & operational procedures in the world of hospitality to ensure guest safety and piece of mind.
These standards have been developed with and vetted by Bureau Veritas, a world lead testing inspections and certification. Novotel Sydney Brighton Beach has applied these standards to achieve the new ALLSAFE label.
The ALLSAFE label will help guests understand when these standards have been met in our hotels. Guest are able to verify that Novotel Sydney Brighton Beach is certified compliant with ALLSAFE standards.
HAND HYGIENE, WIPES, & MASKS
Australians are taking the necessary steps to keeping our country safe and we are too. Frequent hand washing should be second nature to all who visit the hotel. Guests and staff are also provided with individual sanitiser, wipes and masks upon request. Additional hand sanitiser is also distributed throughout the hotel, supplied in key public areas such as the front desk and Baygarden Restaurant.
From July, all guests will be provided with access to medical professionals, tele-medical support and a guest hotline for your peace of mind before, during, and after your stay. We focus on comprehensive staff health checks, with meticulous employee safety and hygiene training.
Physical distancing of 4 square metres is advised in all public areas. Our Baygarden Restaurant is open 7 days a week and taking bookings that comply with government regulations and practice physicaldistancing through specially engineered floor plans, limited bookings, and set seatings. Our lobby and elevators are also limited in capacity, determined by square footage
BAYGARDEN RESTAURANT & IN-ROOM DINING
Our food and beverage teams have reinforced safety across restaurants, room service and buffet protocols. New precautionary measures across every aspect of food preparation, plating and service are taken very seriously. This includes staff hygiene through the use of sanitiser, masks and gloves, frequent disinfection of all surfaces, and a carefully devised socially distanced floor plan for limited bookings. It is our pleasure to provide safe room service at no additional cost.
Breakfast – We are no longer able to offer buffet breakfast. However we we will be offering an A la carte menu from 7.00am to 10.00am in Baygarden Restaurant or In-room dining option. We also have a Breakfast Tower option offering more selection and served to your table.
In Room Dining – Our team are committed to the highest level of sanitisation and ensuring your meal is delivered in the safest possible way. Contactless delivery will be available upon request. In Room Dining is available 24/7.
AMENITIES AND SERVICES
The safety measures we are following, mean that some of our services and amenities may differ from what is listed online or be currently operating in a limited capacity. Please call us on (02) 9556 5111 or email us with any questions or to receive the most up-to-date details.
To minimise contact, a “no touch” option for check-in, check-out and payments will be made available where possible. To find out more, please contact the hotel or ask the concierge at check-in.
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