Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley has appointed a new Crowne Meetings Director to help bolster the resort’s MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions) offering.
Allison Rosemond brings 12 years’ experience in the hospitality sector to her new capacity, and will oversee the 4.5-star resort’s meeting, wedding and catering business.
Allison will focus on strengthening the resort’s unique team-building experiences for meetings and conferences, including the Picnic in the Vines offering – where delegates can enjoy a BBQ dinner on the resort’s championship golf course, and the Dinner Under the Stars package – where delegates can enjoy a full buffet or set dinner menu overlooking the resort’s picturesque pool and grounds.
In her new role, Allison will liaise regularly with the Hunter Valley Convention Bureau to help promote business to the region.
In the New Year, Allison will lead the opening of a permanent marquee at the resort, bookable from early 2013. The area will cater for an array of meetings and events including weddings, formals and dinners, and can accommodate up to 500 people in banquet style and 1000 people in theatre style.
A former Canberrian, Allison commenced her hospitality career in 2000 as a Guest Service Agent at Rydges Capital Hill where she was promoted to Duty Manager and then Reservations Manager within just two years.
In 2006 she relocated to the Hunter Valley where she worked on the opening team, launching Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley as a Guest Service Agent. After just six months, she was promoted to Wedding and Events Planner and became an integral part of Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley’s solid conferencing and events team.
In 2008, Allison was promoted to Senior Crowne Meetings Planner, where she oversaw some of the resort’s largest corporate events including a Family Business Australia event with 400 delegates.
Allison resides in Abermain with her husband of seven years, Aaron.