SYDNEY, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- The management of Australia's most famous iconic building has approached the New South Wales government for permission to organize an exclusive sleepover at the Sydney Opera House in the near future.
The Sydney Opera House Trust has lodged the plan with the NSW government's Department of Planning and Environment recently and the public has six weeks, until Oct. 24, to respond to the proposal, local media reported on Thursday.
Two experiences are being planned out which includes two nights' accommodation for five guests, five times a year, and a one-off group of 100 guests, who would sail off to sleep under the shells of the majestic arts center that sits on Bennelong Point in Sydney, local media reported on Thursday.
Guests would also get the unique opportunity to snore in some of the building's most famous theaters including the Board Room, Utzon Room, Joan Sutherland Theatre, Northern Foyers, Joan Sutherland Theatre Southern Foyer, Concert Hall Northern Foyers and Concert Hall South Foyers.
The sleepover proposal comes right after the Sydney Opera House announced that it would undergo its largest ever facelift since its inception in 1973 last month, with wide scale renovations set to improve accessibility and acoustics.
The exercise is set to cost the NSW government up to 202 million Australian dollars (155 million U.S. dollar) on the renovations, to improve accessibility and the acoustics of its opera theater and concert hall.
The Sydney Opera House is one of Australia's premier tourist destination attracting some 8.2 million visitors each year and is worth over 775 million Australian dollars (597 million U.S. dollars) to the domestic economy.