Charleston Challenge at the Hydro Majestic Hotel.
By Ellen Hill for Escarpment Group Photos: David Hill
The original Blue Mountains party palace will be a majestic venue at which to kick off the annual Roaring 20s Festival in February.
Beginning on Friday, February 5, the Hydro Majestic Hotel at Medlow Bath will host several stylish Roaring 20s Festival events during the weekend.
The original Blue Mountains party palace
The festival pays homage to the decade when the region cut loose in an endless round of hedonism – sumptuous architecture, costume balls and high teas, saucy clothing, outrageous (for the time) dancing and jazz music.
Other venues around the Blue Mountains will also hold festival events throughout February.
Escarpment Group general manager Ralf Bruegger said: “Original Hydro owner Mark Foy held legendary parties at the hotel. You can still feel that energy in the place.
“With just the right mix of decadence and mischief, all elegantly conducted of course, the Hydro is the perfect venue to celebrate the era when Australia’s first tourist destination kicked up its heels for a decade-long party – we’re still partying.’’
The most famous hotel in Australia sat out a few dances in recent years but has undergone an extensive sumptuous revamp and has a full social calendar once more.
The popular festival will swing into action when more than 550 people attempt to reclaim the Guinness World Record for the largest number of costumed people dancing the Charleston at the Hydro Majestic Charleston Challenge on Saturday, February 6. The Blue Mountains relinquished the mantle in August after a successful challenge by the Town of Bexhill in the UK with 503 people.
The Charleston Challenge will be followed by the Majestic Long Lunch featuring local and regional food and wine, as well as further activities at the Hydro Majestic and other venues around the Blue Mountains during February.
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