Hydro Majestic Hotel brings back the Roaring ’20s

To celebrate a century gone by, the Hydro Majestic Hotel will be reliving the outrageous, yet always sophisticated, shenanigans of the roaring 1920’s.

This February, the Blue Mountains hotel will host the Roaring ’20s Festival over three weekends, featuring an exciting schedule of dancing, celebrations and decadent dining. So get your costumes ready.  

Kicking off on Saturday 8 February 2020, will be the Charleston Dance for Charity where all gold coin donations Blue Mountains Rural Fire Service who have been fighting one of the toughest fire seasons to date. Tragically, the Blue Mountains have already lost 20 per cent of the world heritage Gondwana rainforest.

Escarpment Group, which owns Lilianfels Resort & Spa, Echoes Boutique Hotel, Parklands Country Gardens & Lodges and the Hydro Majestic Hotel, have already contributed a portion of profits to the Blue Mountains Rural Fire Service to support the community in this time of crisis. However operations manager Raphael Guillien hopes the Charleston Dance for Charity will bring even more support to their local firefighters.

“We are very grateful to all the RFS volunteers who have sacrificed their time and efforts to protect our community. But gratitude isn’t enough. We hope that these donations will go some way towards making their job easier,” he commented. 

Hydro Majestic Blue Mountains: The Charleston Challenge. Image: David Hill, Deep Hill Media.
The Charleston Challenge. Image: David Hill, Deep Hill Media.
The Swing Katz lead the Charleston Challenge at the Hydro Majestic Roaring 20s celebrations. Photo: David Hill, Deep Hill Media.
The Charleston Challenge. Image: David Hill, Deep Hill Media.

Other stand-out events on the schedule include the Majestic Long Lunch showcasing the best regional food and wine and a vintage fashion parade; themed high-tea in the Wintergarden Restaurant; vintage car tours and the vintage Hydro Express train; as well as the Gatsby Casino Fundraising Night in the Majestic Ballroom. See the full itinerary here and book in to get involved in all the Gatsby glamour this February. 

Hydro Majestic: Vintage car sightseeing tours.
Vintage car sightseeing tours.

The Hydro Majestic at Medlow Bath was established by Mark Foy, who considered the hotel a ‘Palace in the wilderness,’ the scene of legendary parties, celebrity performances, exotic food and sumptuous decor.

Foy himself was a renowned Gatsby-esque character. A dashing retail baron, world traveller and sportsman who sold off shares in his self-named department stores to finance building his own personal party palace overlooking the magnificent Megalong Valley, which he also owned.

Refurbished in elegant decadence and relaunched in 2014, Australia’s most famous hotel has reclaimed its place as the grandest of the grand hotels of the Blue Mountains, once more entertaining an endless stream of visitors from around the world.

Hydro Majestic Hotel Casino Charity.
Gatsby Casino Charity fundraiser.

Escarpment Group guest services manager Meagan Iervasi said, “The Hydro Majestic is synonymous with fabulous fashion, fun and naughtiness (always elegant of course).

“So who knows which mischievous traditions will be revived during three weekends of Oriental and Egyptian-inspired fashion, dramatic decor, vintage cars, heritage trains and jazz music!’’

Charleston Challenge at the Hydro Majestic 2018. Photo: David Hill, Deep Hill Media
Charleston Challenge at the Hydro Majestic 2018. Photo: David Hill, Deep Hill Media

Find out more: hydromajestic.com.au/events/roaring-20s-festival

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