Sheraton Noosa grand reopening

Sheraton Noosa Resort & Spa celebrated its grand re-opening recently after a $10 million dollar makeover with a lavish poolside cocktail party attended by 150 guests including 50 top conference organisers, travel industry VIPs and media.

The resort pool was transformed with a yellow and black baroque theme and a stunning light show, highlighting the resort’s new look throughout the evening. A runway was staged in the pool’s centre with guests entertained by X Factor winner Samantha Jade and jazz band Gregg Arthur and the Casper Tromp Quartet.

Champagne flowed and delicious canapés and cooking stations including gourmet tacos were served up by celebrity chef, Peter Kuruvita, who recently opened his latest restaurant, Noosa Beach House by Peter Kuruvita at the property.

General manager Stephen Ferrigno said while the resort still retains its distinctive features and status on Hastings Street, it now offers guests a contemporary and fresh place to stay and visit.

“This relaunch marks a whole new era for us as well as for Noosa and we look forward to sharing it with regular and new guests,” he said.

In celebration of its design transformation and relaunch, Sheraton Noosa Resort & Spa is offering a special, limited time offer to invite guests to be among the first to enjoy this new experience on Hastings Street. From now until March 31, 2014, guests who book a stay at Sheraton Noosa Resort & Spa will enjoy special rates starting from $279.

Guests booking the opening package will also receive complimentary welcome bubbles on arrival as well as a $50 dining credit for Noosa Beach House Peter Kuruvita.

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