Tell us about an interesting story, usual fact or funny moment from Pullman Bunker Bay.
Recently we introduced beach fishing as an activity for incentive and conference groups during the season. Our multitalented staff take small groups onto the pristine Bunker Bay beach to surf cast and invariably they come up with dinner for the night. You can’t get fresher than that!
What has been the most exciting recent development for Pullman Bunker Bay?
Margaret River is such an international destination these days that it is crucial we have more internationally branded hotels, so the re-branding of the resort to Pullman will not only benefit the hotel but the whole region. In particular, we look to attract greater conferencing, incentives and events through Pullman’s “Co-Meeting” concept.
What big events do you have coming up?
There is naturally a focus on incentive groups because the area is so rich in wine, food, golf and other activities. We have a number of companies bringing groups for the Margaret River Gourmet Escape in November, but we are also attracting more traditional conferences. Coming up in the next few months is a major infrastructure conference for 130 people over two days, and recently we’ve staged a major fashion show that raised funds for Cystic Fibrosis.
What element of the resort are you most proud of?
Can anyone offer a more perfect location and range of destination attractions? I might be biased, but I don’t think so. We have a picture-perfect location on the beachfront, we have some of the world’s best wineries on our doorstep, you can go whale watching or salmon fishing, then there’s wild flowers, golf and surfing – and they’re just the entrees! A new initiative that we’ve just launched is a partnership with Samudra, a local retreat specialising in well-being. It offers an oasis of extraordinary food, healing, yoga and even surfing.