The Star, Sydney’s premium entertainment destination, is helping its clients think differently about the corporate festive season and have a number of ideas and packages available to provide a lasting and memorable reward for employees.
As the Christmas season fast approaches so too do the corporate party invitations and team building summonses. This year, The Star has added another dimension to traditional Christmas celebrations in order to provide memorable and lasting reward options for employees, clients, prospects and suppliers.
Positioned on Sydney Harbour, The Star’s recent multi-million redevelopment has seen it transform into the ideal events and entertainment venue to host national and international clients, prospects and employees.
This year, The Star offers ten top ideas to step up a traditional Christmas:
Celebrate with the sales team on achieving great results or invite all the administration staff for a meal to show appreciation of the hard work that keeps the business running. With these options, planning and executing the perfect corporate Christmas function is easy.
Italian chef, Stefano Manfredi, reinterprets traditional Milanese fare at his stylish Osteria style restaurant. The master of Italian cuisine prides himself on creating simple dishes inspired by his European heritage using the finest Australian produce. Enjoy a three or four course set menu prepared by Manfredi himself or try the specially selected choice of canapés to impress at your Christmas soiree.
(3 courses $95, 4 courses $115, canapé menu available, beverages on consumption)
2. BLACK by ezard
Award winning chef, Teage Ezard, has created two special menus for groups to choose from this Christmas. Each course delicately balances the best of the Australian contemporary grill to boast an extensive wine list with a cellar including roughly over 750 bins.
(Grill menu, 3 courses: $95, Chef’s menu, 3 courses: $110, beverages on consumption)
Where the buzz of Tokyo meets a Sydney beat, chef Chase Kojima, offers traditional Japanese food creations with a twist. Indulge in the exclusive seven course menu showcasing Kojima’s creative flare and innovative take on contemporary Japanese flavours.
(7 course menu $100, canapé menu available, beverage on consumption)
4. Bistro 80
Head chef Paul Gaspa cut his teeth at the Lanesborough hotel in London and the Michelin starred Conrad Hotel in Tokyo before opening Bistro 80. The chef’s three course festive menu showcases his seamless blend of modern Australian dining with a hearty infusion of bistro style, featuring classics such as a perfect steak and rustic terrines.
(3 courses $75, canapé menu available, beverages on consumption)
Hold glam celebratory drinks at Cherry where guests can choose from a wide range of imaginative cocktails and delicious canapés. Breathtaking views of the harbour and the bar’s stylish decor makes Cherry the perfect spot to toast the Christmas season in style.
(Canapés $4-$7.50 each, minimum order 20 pieces per canapé, beverages on consumption)
6. Rock Lily
Not just a live music venue, the bar at Rock Lily is stocked to the ceiling with some of the world’s best tequilas. Treat your top ten clients to the signature 1930s style margarita mixed with grand marnier and a selection of nibbles from the eclectic menu.
(Canapés $2.50-$6 each, minimum order 10 pieces per canapé, beverages on consumption)
7. The Darling hotel
A five star boutique lifestyle hotel in which all stress and worry simply disappears. With stunning views of Sydney Harbour, a luxurious spa with 16 private rooms and world class bars and nightlife at the doorstep, this is a retreat that employees and clients will appreciate.
8. The Spa
The stress of the silly season can take its toll. Treat staff or clients to the ultimate pampering experience at The Spa at The Darling. With 16 private rooms, your hard working team can unwind and enjoy treatments from exclusive skin care specialists, La Prairie or enjoy the refreshing hammam room, to warm and relax strained muscles.
For clients who travel frequently, give them a gift voucher to enjoy where the effects of stress, exhaustion or jet lag are diminished.
9. Astral Towers and Residences
Does business often interfere with clients or employees time with their families? Treat the entire family to a luxury stay at The Star’s five star hotel, Astral Tower and Residences. Astral Towers offers breathtaking views of the harbour and the surrounding area, whilst Astral Residences each have a private balcony off the 1, 2, or 3 bedroom apartments, so the entire family can relax together.
10. Keeping it simple
Tricky present dilemmas can be solved this year with The Star’s festive gift card which can be redeemed at over twenty restaurants, bars, cafes as well as The Darling Hotel and Spa.
For more information or sales enquiries, visit www.star.com.au or call 1800 700 700. Christmas Party Packages are available to parties of 12 or more.