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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : September 3 2008
MB INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, September 4, 2008 13 NEWS The bathroom in a room at the new five-star Pullman hotel at Sydney Olympic Park. First and best 5-star in West FIONA BRADY Marcus Hanna One of the plush hotel rooms. TAKE a sneak peek at western Sydney's first five-star hotel. Pullman at Sydney Olympic Park has welcomed its first guests this week. And these ritzy rooms are where they are staying. The new 16-storey hotel comprises 212 rooms and suites, as well as conference space, a restaurant and wine bar. The hotel's general manager Marcus Hanna said the first reaction from most guests was ''wow''. ''We have 100 rooms booked most nights this week,'' he said. ''It's a very contemporary design, very modern, there's nothing really like it in this part of Sydney.'' The hotel is targeted at business travel- lers and includes three floors of executive accommodation as well as an executive lounge, described by Mr Hanna as ''a ho- tel within a hotel''. Energetic guests can work up a sweat in the hotel's 24-hour gym and they have comp- lementary use of some of Olympic Park's attractions like the aquatic centre. Pullman has also been flaunting its environmental credentials, claiming its rooftop solar panels will help it use 40 per cent less energy than most equivalent five- star hotels. It's the first five-star hotel to be developed in Sydney since the 2000 Olympic Games. Rates start from $235 per night for a double including buffet breakfast for two. Catch Oz film for free INNER West residents are invited to a free screening of Liyarn Ngarn, a compelling documentary about racism against Aborigines. The film will be screened at the Greater Union Theatre, Westfield Shop- ping Centre, Burwood on Monday, September 8. The event has been organ- ised by Australians for Native Title and Reconcili- ation, with funding from Burwood and Ashfield coun- cils' community service grants. ''Liyarn Ngarn is a fine and important film that is not about taking revenge, but rather about reconcili- ation and healing,'' said ANTaR inner west com- mittee member Anna Logan. ''Liyarn Ngarn relates the story of anti-Aborigine racism in Australia through, among others, British actor Pete Postlethwaite (Fully Monty, In the Name of the Father) travelling through Aust- ralia and getting to hear some heart-breaking stories. ''The words liyarn ngarn mean 'coming together of the spirit or inner guide', and that is the film's pur- pose.'' Famous singer- songwriter Archie Roach tells how he was taken from his parents at the age of three. His music, some of it autobiographical, features in the film. The screening will also also include a presentation by the director of ANTaR, Gary Highland. The cinema opens at 6pm for a 6.30pm screening. To book phone Anna Logan on 0488 464 339 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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