Escape The Masses This Vivid, With American Express

With the conclusion of daylight savings, Sydneysiders are forced to accept that Summer has officially ended. Fortunately, we’re able to enjoy the sun setting earlier with the commencement of Vivid, Sydney’s transformative cultural event, celebrating its eleventh birthday in 2019.

Amex Vivid Lounge Sydney

As the schedule and popularity of Vivid Sydney continue to grow, so do the crowds, with Circular Quay becoming a minefield of bystanders, tourists, cameras and commuters, all vying for the perfect spot to appreciate the captivating illuminations. For many, it’s enough reason to avoid the area altogether, which makes this year’s partnership with American Express extra appealing.

This year, American Express will be treating Vivid visitors to a VIP experience, with a dedicated American Express Lounge located at the Cruise Bar rooftop from May 24 – June 15. Guests of the American Express Lounge can relax in style and enjoy a range of drinks and light snacks that can be purchased from the Bar Menu and Opera house from the iconic Overseas Passenger Terminal location.

Alongside the pole position lounge, American Express has arranged a handful of exclusive offers for their Card Members, including restaurant spend and save offers via The Fork (formerly Dimmi), Taronga Zoo, Captain Cook Cruises, and Hilton.

Amex Vivid Lounge Sydney

So how do you enjoy the American Express Lounge and take advantage of this great partnership even if you aren’t an American Express Card Member? For readers of The Versatile Gent and Boss Hunting, without a participating American Express card, it’s as simple as registering via this link and showing your email confirmation at the door after 8 pm.

Amex Vivid Lounge Sydney

For those with a participating card, it’s as simple as presenting it at the door!

What: American Express Vivid Lounge
Dates: 24 May to 15 June 2019
Opening Times: Monday to Sunday 5.30pm – 10.30pm, with registered non-cardholders, welcome after 8 pm.


This article is proudly presented in partnership with American Express. Thank you for supporting the sponsors who help make The Versatile Gent possible.


James is the Founder and Editor of The Versatile Gent.