Opening October 2012, Uluru Meeting Place is the place for
an unforgettable conference.
Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia is excited to announce the launch of the Uluru Meeting Place at Ayers Rock Resort.
The stunning redevelopment and expansion of the existing conference facilities completes in October 2012. The new conference facilities form part of a major $30 million refurbishment which includes the five-star Sails in the Desert hotel.
The name Uluru Meeting Place is in acknowledgement of the local Anangu people who have used this area as a meeting place for tens of thousands of years.
“We believe that the creation of a modern, state of the art Conference Centre will establish the Uluru Meeting Place as an important new venue in Australia for meeting planners,” said Voyages managing director Koos Klein.
Designed by leading hospitality interior design specialists, Chada, who have created striking contemporary interiors that reflect the indigenous heritage of the location, the facilities include a new ballroom that can comfortably seat 420 people but that can also be sub-divided via acoustically rated walls into separate smaller meeting spaces. There is also a second ballroom that seats over 300 and can also be split to create an integrated conference arena. When combined these two rooms create a large area that is ideal for events and trade shows.
“In the world of business, it’s not often you have the opportunity to give something back. However, all profits from Voyages business activities pass through our owners, the Indigenous Land Corporation, to go toward building the resort experience and support indigenous training and employment at Ayers Rock Resort as well as across Australia,” Koos said.
“This in turn means that any meeting which takes place makes a real contribution to an organisation’s commitment to social responsibility.”
Conference delegates have been drawn to the unique team-building activities such as indigenous dot painting projects as well as the opportunity of experiencing a sunrise over Uluru on camel back or enjoying a dinner under the starry outback sky at an exclusive Sounds of Silence.
To celebrate the new facilities Voyages is offering a major incentive program for meeting planners who are rewarded with travel incentives that include a stay at Longitude 131° up to a value of $11,560, every time they book an event or conference valued at over $25K.
Uluru meeting place at a glance
- Two large ballrooms – 420 and 300 guests
- 4 additional breakout rooms
- Outdoor amphitheatre
- A permanent marquee – 200 guests
- A pre-function area
- A secretariat room
- In-house audio visual & creative event production
- Unique outdoor event settings – 300 guests