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Mice Asia Net : January 2009
new south wales million five-star Pullman Hotel opened in September 2008. Located at Sydney Olympic Park, the hotel has 210 rooms, 340 square metres of conference space, pre-function areas, boardroom, executive lounge, restaurant, parking and access to the adjacent Novotel and Ibis hotels. Northbeach Byron: Due to open in late 2009, it is set among a 230- acre coastal rainforest with two kilometres of north-facing beachfront. The development will incorporate 117 accommodation units and a village centre that includes a health spa and a swimming pool. The development is located in northern New South Wales near Byron Bay. Taronga Zoo, Sydney: The zoo’s newest mega exhibit, Great Southern Oceans, opened in 2008. The AU$54 million project, covering 1.2 hectares begins with an Australian beach environment and ends “underwater” in a re-creation of a submerged marine research vessel. The 950-seat Seal Discovery Theatre can be used for a private seal show overlooking Sydney Harbour. Sydney Opera House: The famous icon was formally recognised on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2007. Additionally, the Sydney Opera House is undergoing AU$38 million worth of refurbishments due for completion by 2009. This includes refurbishment of the western foyer’s interior, construction of the Bennelong lift and improved access to the Concert Hall and Opera Theatre southern foyers. Grand Pavilion, Rosehill Gardens, Sydney: This new AU$30 million venue includes state-of-the-art technical equipment and the capacity to host up to 2000 delegates. Centennial Parklands, Sydney: The revamped restaurant facilities at Centennial Parklands are now complete. Capturing the vista of the park’s green space, the fine dining restaurant and contemporary café will be a popular location for gala dinners, cocktail receptions and incentive dining. Flagship Charters, Sydney: Represent a select fleet of charter boats. In late 2007, the Bella Vista was launched on Sydney Harbour. The three-level glass ballroom boasts three metre high glass windows, spacious wrap-around decks and an open top deck. Harbours Edge – Events Centre, Sydney: Situated in the Darling Harbour precinct, with breathtaking views, the venue opened in late 2007, and caters for meetings of up to 50 or cocktails for up to 1200 delegates. Seargents Mess: A purpose-built conference and special events venue located in Sydney Headland National Park. The venue will open in August 2009 with a capacity for 170 theatre-style. The venue offers an expansive harbour deck with views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The lower level of the venue provides the opportunity for private dining for up to 80 delegates. OPPOSITE: Emirates Wolgan Valley, a conservation-based resort in New South Wales is set to open for business in 2009 Experience the Other Side of Sydney Do you think you’ve done everything there is to do in Sydney? Have you ever driven over the Sydney Harbour Bridge on the back of a Harley motorcycle? Have you ever slept overnight at a zoo to be awakened by the roar of lions? Do you know that in 2009 Sydney will host more new events and festivals than ever before? There’s more to Sydney than meets the eye and we’d like to prove it to you. For further information please email SydneyFamil@businesseventssydney.com.au www.businesseventssydney.com.au If you are an event planner we would like to invite you on an educational familiarisation trip in February 2009 to see for yourself all that Sydney has to offer. miceAsia.net 59