Live oyster shucking, tea cupping, pavlova decorating and bike building were among insider experiences showcased to professional meeting planners last week, as part of the launch of InterContinental Meetings in Australasia.
The major launch event for the region was held in the ballroom and Treasury corridors of InterContinental Sydney last week, which were transformed with the tastes, sights and local experiences of the harbour city. The event featured Yum Cha from Chinatown, a rose garden representative of the Royal Botanic Gardens and a Harry’s Cafe de Wheels pie cart.
InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto also held a showcase event last week, which doubled as a celebration of the opening of Guy Grossi’s latest culinary venture, The Merchant, at the hotel. Guests were treated to fresh regional produce featuring local Indigenous ingredients, massages from the hotel’s day spa and local entertainment.
Hundreds of PCOs, venue bookers and industry professionals will continue to be wowed by the program in the coming weeks, when InterContinental hotels in Adelaide, Perth and Fiji launch their Insider Collection products and services.
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Win a million with Intercontinental Meetings
Event planners have one million additional reasons to book their next meeting with InterContinental Hotels & Resorts.
To celebrate the launch of the new InterContinental Meetings program, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts is giving away one million Priority Club Rewards points to one lucky meetings booker – equivalent to 25 nights at an InterContinental property anywhere in the world.
The promotion is open to event planners and bookers in Australia and New Zealand who book a meeting, conference or event at any of the participating InterContinental hotels and resorts prior to April 30, 2011, with a minimum value AUD $10,000 or equivalent.
To enter, planners need to be a member of IHG’s (InterContinental Hotels Group) free-to-join Priority Club Rewards program.