The Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley has increased its MICE offering with the construction of a permanent marquee onsite, in addition to the redevelopment of a selection of rooms within the hotel into smaller boardrooms and a breakout area.
Erected between the 17th fairway on the golf course and the adjoining McWilliams Lovedale Semillon Vineyard, the marquee will be able to host up to 500 guests with stunning views over the vineyard. Completed at the beginning of November, the marquee hosted its first function on Thursday 4 November for 165 people.
Raelene Ohlson, Meetings Director at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, commented, “Feedback from events organisers over the last year has indicated a strong desire for the hotel to provide an additional area for guests to dine after meetings and conferences, and this is something we now offer.
“The new marquee provides guests with an unforgettable dining experience complete with an amazing backdrop of both the golf course and the vineyard. We are delighted with the high level of interest in the new venue already and expect demand for its use to increase over the coming months.”
In addition to the new marquee, the hotel has also revealed seven new Vineyard rooms within the main complex which can be used as a series of boardrooms and a breakout area, complete with lounges and surround sound. As a result, the hotel provides guests with the versatility of having the option of both larger and smaller meeting spaces, from intimate rooms to a pillar-free grand ballroom catering for up to 400 guests, as well as conference rooms offering views of the vineyards and the 18-hole golf course, all with teleconference and video conference capabilities and wireless broadband access in all public areas, accommodation and meeting rooms.