Five PCOs from Sydney and Melbourne demonstrated their prowess as bike mechanics recently, when building bikes for charity at InterContinental Melbourne the Rialto.
Participating in InterContinental Melbourne the Rialto’s Build-A-Bike experience, the PCOs teamed up with hotel staff in a challenge which saw them racing around the local area to complete a series of challenges, collecting bike parts along the way.
The first team to complete the bike build and prove its roadworthiness won the challenge. After being safety checked by experts, the bikes were presented to children from the Ronald McDonald House charity.
Organised in partnership with Corporate Challenge, Build-A-Bike is one of the hotel’s Insider Collection activities – a suite of experiences and ideas for meetings and events held at InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, designed to inspire delegates and connect them with the local destination.
The bike challenge was part of a famil held over the weekend of August 11-12, 2012. The itinerary also included a Hidden Secrets lanes and arcades tour of local gems picked out by the hotel’s “In The Know” concierge team, including the cobbled bluestone laneway of Degraves Street, Federation Square and new zero-waste café, Silo by Joost in Hardware Lane.
The group was also treated to pre-dinner drinks and canapés at Guy Grossi’s The Merchant restaurant within the hotel. Afterwards, InterContinental Melbourne the Rialto’s new executive chef, Nicholas Shadbolt hosted the group for dinner at the hotel’s own Alluvial, which was followed by an overnight stay at the hotel.
Participants included Cindy-Lee Bakos (MCI Australia), Kira Fitzpatrick (Liberty Events), Laura Tucker (CC Conferences and Corporate Events), Natalia Marzagao (Events CTM) and Rayna Jeffrey (HRG Groups and Meetings).