Brad Foster

September 2, 2019 · Sydney, Australia

The Fullerton Hotel Sydney teams with Preferred Hotels & Resorts

On 18 October, The Fullerton Hotel Sydney will debut as a luxury heritage hotel in the heart of the CBD, with an attractive opening offer to celebrate its partnership with Preferred Hotels & Resorts, and the brand’s I Prefer Hotel Rewards program. All guests who book with The Fullerton Hotel Sydney will enjoy a special opening promotion which includes a reward of triple I Prefer points and a $50 dining credit.


Opinion

We can’t wait to see The Fullerton touches at the property.


Brad Foster

August 30, 2019 · Sydney, Australia

More wins for The Star Entertainment Group

The Star Entertainment Group continues to produce award-winning restaurants with the company’s Treasury Brisbane and The Star Gold Coast properties recently taking home four out of nine nominated awards at the recent 2019 Restaurant & Catering Association Awards for Excellence (Queensland and the Northern Territory).    


Opinion

Good food continues to help attract meetings and events business so this is great news for The Star group.


Brad Foster

August 30, 2019 · Sydney, Australia

V8 racing stays in Queensland

The future of V8 racing in Queensland has been secured after Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones yesterday announced a new deal with Supercars. Ms Jones said the five-year deal between Supercars and Tourism and Events Queensland secures the future of the Gold Coast 600 and the Townsville 400.    


Opinion

Ms Jones says the races pump tens of millions of dollars into the local economies.


Brad Foster

August 30, 2019 · Sydney, Australia

Because it’s Friday and this is just beautiful

Wildflowers have sprung to life in Western Australia, and visitors can now track where to locate them via an interactive “Wildflower Tracker” (wavisitorcentre.com.au/wildflowers). If you love nature then why not meet in WA and then go exploring. Image courtesy of www.margaretriver.com.    


Opinion

We couldn’t think of a better image on a wet and wild day in Sydney today.


Brad Foster

August 29, 2019 · Sydney, Australia

Marriott set to debut first hotel in Canberra

Marriott International today signed an agreement with Iconic Hotels to open its first Canberra property, with `Midnight Hotel’ to open in September under the Autograph Collection brand. The property will offer 199 rooms, a restaurant, bar, indoor swimming pool, wellness centre, conference and event spaces and a guest lounge.    


Opinion

We think this information is correct. We got a tad confused in the press release that boldly mentioned the word “hotel” 27 times.


Brad Foster

August 29, 2019 · Sydney, Australia

Encore launches new video conferencing platform

Encore has today launched a video conferencing service with a number of enhancements to make the process seamless for clients. Each meeting/event or conference is fully supported by a technical assistant, regardless of how big or small the conference is. Encore has listened to market feedback which said whilst they love video conferencing, and believe it has an important role to play in events and meetings, clients struggle to use the technology and have difficulty troubleshooting.


Opinion

Wow, a platform that comes with people who can operate it. Sounds like a plan!


Brad Foster

August 29, 2019 · Sydney, Australia

Dubai reveals ambitious green plans for Expo 2020

Dubai has revealed its plans for greenery and water features for Expo 2020 Dubai, which begins in October 2020. The emirate is turning the desert into a green and sustainable oasis decorated with unique buildings, covering an area of 4.38 square kilometres.    


Opinion

And they’ll be doing that for the princely sum of $110 million.


Brad Foster

August 28, 2019 · Sydney, Australia

Performing arts sector hits the Sunshine Coast

Australia’s leading arts professionals are convening this week on the Sunshine Coast for the  attracting more than 300 artists and arts managers for PAC Australia’s 33rd annual Performing Arts Conference The event is being held at The Events Centre Caloundra and is acknowledged as one of the most significant annual gatherings of performing arts professionals anywhere in Australia.


Opinion

Oh to be a fly on the wall at the final night gala for this one!