Metro Hotels to host internationally acclaimed Drum Tao in Sydney
Peattie Public Relations07/07/2010
Metro Hotels will host the internationally acclaimed Japanese performance troupe Drum Tao next week when they arrive in Sydney to perform their new show, The Samurai of the Drum.
Located only two blocks from the State Theatre in Market Street where the Japanese dancers and musicians who make up Drum Tao will perform three shows, Metro Hotel on Pitt will provide both a convenient and comfortable accommodation choice for the popular performers and their entourage.
Drum Tao blends the ancient traditions of Taiko Drumming with modern percussion artistry and martial arts mastery in a modern production seen by more than 3 million people worldwide. The result is a powerful, physically thrilling show that is both mesmerizing and visually stunning to watch.
The musicians, performers and management crew of Drum Tao have all chosen to stay at Metro Hotel on Pitt during the Sydney leg of their tour due to its close proximity to the theatre and Sydney’s many other attractions.
“Metro Hotel on Pitt has carved out a successful niche for itself as the accommodation venue of choice for many of the stage and theatre acts that play in Sydney,” said Metro Hotels Chief Operating Officer George Bedwani.
“The hotel is two blocks from the State Theatre and three blocks from the Capitol Theatre, making it a very convenient location to base performers and their support crews.
“As a four star hotel, we also offer a variety of comfortable and affordable rooms to meet the varied needs of the many shows that come to town."
Metro Hotel on Pitt is also a popular choice among the performing artists and bands that perform live at the nearby Metro Theatre on George Street, located only 100 metres from the hotel’s doorstep. Mr Bedwani said while the hotel and theatre shared the same name, they had no commercial connection.
However, he said the shared Metro name helped build a sense of a metropolitan identity for the theatre and hotel, with many visitors choosing to visit a show at one and stay at the other.
For more information on Drum Tao or for tickets, go to www.ticketmaster.com.au. Metro Hotels has apartments, hotels, inns and resorts in Sydney, Brisbane, Ipswich, Gladstone, Melbourne, Perth, Albany and Groote Island. To book accommodation at Metro Hotels, visit the website at www.metrohotels.com.au or call the toll free Central Reservations line on 1800 004 321.