The Hon. Jodie Harrison celebrates re-opening of YWCA Hotel which donates 25c of every $1 to DV charities

The Hon. Jodie Harrison celebrates re-opening of YWCA Hotel which donates 25c of every $1 to DV charities
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    Song Hotel Sydney, a newly renovated hotel nestled in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, has reopened its doors following a complete transformation and is now inviting guests for a stay to feel good about that combines comfort with conscience.

    Australian politician Hon. Jodie Harrison, who is the minister of the prevention of domestic violence and sexual assault was among those celebrating the hotel’s re-opening last night. Harrison shared a few words on the importance of initiatives like Song Hotel when it comes to supporting vulnerable women.

    Featured Image: Song Hotel Kitchen, Supplied

    Located on Wentworth Avenue and starting from $200 per night, the new-look hotel provides easy access to the city’s trendiest suburbs and iconic attractions, offering guests the opportunity to enjoy a convenient and comfortable stay, as well as a socially conscious experience that won’t blow the budget.

    As a member of the YWCA Australia family, every stay at Song Hotel makes a meaningful difference to women and local communities. The 156 room hotel operates on a profit-for-purpose basis, with 100 per cent of its profits directly contributing to the work of YWCA Australia, which has been supporting women across housing, services, and leadership pathways for 140 years.

    “Our profit-for-purpose approach means that 25 cents of every dollar spent at Song Hotel Sydney contributes to the work of YWCA Australia,” said Jon Ackary, general manager at Song Hotel Sydney.

    Featured Image: Song Hotel Kitchen, Supplied

    “Every guest that stays with us naturally becomes part of a greater good as soon as they walk through the door,” he continued. “We’re a hotel with heart and staying with us is something to feel good about.”

    In 2023 alone, YWCA Australia provided 130,000 nights of safe accommodation to women, supported 6,000 individuals through a number of vital programs, and provided homes for 529 people, thanks to the support of Song Hotel guests and other funding sources.

    After undergoing extensive renovations and upgrades, Song Hotel Sydney expects to have an even greater impact moving forward, committed to delivering not only positive contributions to the local community, but also ensuring guests enjoy a good and memorable stay as well as great value for money.

    Featured Image: Song Hotel Bedroom, supplied

    “Our commitment to social impact doesn’t come at the expense of guest satisfaction,” added Ackary.

    “We offer a hotel stay that is, in many ways, impactful – not only does it feel good for the soul but it’s also convenient, great value, warm and welcoming.”

    Following its relaunch, Song Hotel Sydney offers 156 newly renovated rooms, including 62 rooms with private balconies, six larger corner rooms, six accessible rooms and 8 family rooms. The hotel also features an on-site restaurant and bar, Song Kitchen, which offers nourishing internationally inspired cuisine featuring native ingredients.

    (Lead Image: Jodie Harrison, Minister for Women Sydney)

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