Jill Varley

December 8, 2017 · Sydney, Australia

Hemingway’s Brewery takes shape on Cairns Waterfront

The multimillion dollar development of Cairns Cruise Wharf’s restored Shed 2, spanning 1400sq m, is to incorporate Hemingway’s Brewery Cairns. Overlooking Trinity Inlet, the state-of-the-art brewery will have 10 times the capacity of Hemingway’s original venture at Port Douglas. Alongside the commercial grade brewery, will be a 19m bar and full-service kitchen with capacity for casual and fine dining while a dedicated event space will cater for the MICE industry and weddings. It is expected to open mid 2018.    


Opinion

An enticing tourism draw card as the region’s economy has experienced a renewed spike in both domestic and international visitation


Jill Varley

December 8, 2017 · Sydney, Australia

Langham to bring legendary luxury to Bangkok

Langham Hospitality Group is to manage a luxury hotel – The Langham, Bangkok at Chao Phraya River.  Expected to open in 2021 with 207 rooms and 43 suites, it will have one of the largest luxury ballrooms in the city at 1500 sqm and a spectacular frontage.  Playing host to major events, weddings, high level conferences and launches, it will also be the first luxury hotel to have its own fully operational private pier to provide private transportation to guests.


Opinion

Oh, we do like to be beside the Chao Phraya River


Jill Varley

December 7, 2017 · Sydney, Australia

Surfs up at Melbourne Airport – really!

If attendance is low at the AIME next year, don’t check the pubs – check the airport. Not because the delegates are trying to get out, they’re trying to get into the surf of the first man-made surf park facility in Australia. Opening in early 2018, Urbnsurf Melbourne, located at Melbourne Airport have an authentic surfing experience thanks to clever, wave-generating technology and there’s not a beach in sight. LED lighting means keen surfers can ride the waves night and day.    


Opinion

Micenet’s pro-surfer Jenny Gill has already packed her surfboard in anticipation!


Jill Varley

December 7, 2017 · Sydney, Australia

Take off this summer with COMO Perth

This summer, COMO The Treasury in Perth is embarking on a day long Margaret River Seaplane Adventure package where guests get to indulge in a two-night stay at the COMO plus enjoy an exhilarating low-level coastal flight to Margaret River where they will be introduced to the wines in one of Australia’s best wine regions. Package price is for a two-night stay including daily breakfast at Post, a day-long Margaret River Seaplane Adventure and a share-style dinner at Petition Kitchen for two.  


Opinion

The package is available from AUD2940 for two guests, from November 2017 to April 30 2018.


Jill Varley

December 7, 2017 · Sydney, Australia

ICC Sydney celebrates world leading Art Collection

Last night the NSW Minister for Finance, Services and Property, Victor Dominello launched of a limited edition commemorative book, ICC Sydney Art Collection: A Curated Collection of Art to Celebrate Sydney. The book containing more than 30 local and international works, displayed across the convention centre’s main theatre foyer space includes major pieces from Brett Whiteley, John Olsen, Lloyd Rees, Tim Storrier and Gloria Tamerre Petyarre. The book was created to share and thank ICC Sydney clients.            


Opinion

The varied collection includes both prized works commissioned for the first convention and exhibition centre in Darling Harbour and key contemporary additions


Jill Varley

December 6, 2017 · Sydney, Australia

EEAA reveals key themes from their 25th anniversary conference

Key themes emerging from the EEAA’s recent conference such as the massive change in economies, societies, politics and technology are making it more difficult than ever to predict the future. Being nimble and open to trying new things are what are expected to define the success stories of the future. This and a well-developed plan or strategy is essential to keep on track and in control if a crisis hits, revealed the EEAA chief executive, Joyce DiMascio      


Opinion

The conference covered everything from crisis management and security to best practice marketing and sales strategy


Jill Varley

December 6, 2017 · Sydney, Australia

The Star Gold Coast unveils new hotel brands

The Star Gold Coast has named the two hotels on its Broadbeach Island property.  The luxury suite hotel currently taking shape at the front of the property will be known as The Darling, while The Star Gold Coast’s existing hotel will now be known as The Star Grand. The Star Gold Coast general manager of hotels John Autelitano said The Darling brand signifies the incredibly high standard of luxury and service that will be delivered at the Gold Coast location.    


Opinion

The Darling is the second hotel in The Star Entertainment Group to adopt the boutique brand


Jill Varley

December 6, 2017 · Sydney, Australia

Exhibitor bookings open for CINZ MEETINGS 2018

After generating more than $58m of signed business over its two days of pre-scheduled appointments, connecting 500 qualified buyers and 20 media representatives with 190 exhibitors from 18 regions around New Zealand, exhibitor booking are now open for CINZ MEETINGS 2018. Being held in Auckland on May 30 and 31 2018, those who exhibited last year and book before Friday December 22 receive a $100 discount on the cost of their stand.  


Opinion

CINZ MEETINGS 2018 exhibitor prospectus is out now and final applications for exhibitor bookings close on March 16