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Mice Net : October 2008
gold coast Unwinding at Couran Cove. Aside from the updated look, Conrad Jupiters recently acquired a new director of sales. Wayne Pilgrim has 20 years of experience in hotels and will be working across sales, marketing and catering. Mr Pilgrim said he is excited to join the team following the recent refurbishment. “We will be looking to work closely with our industry partners to showcase the new look Conrad Jupiters,” he said. Gold Coast arts Centre Located on the banks of the Nerang River, the Gold Coast Arts Centre is surrounded by parks and gardens and has a range of function spaces. For events the centre offers the Panorama Suite and the Paradise Room, and attractions including the Comedy Clubhouse, art galleries and cinemas. The Panorama Suite affords event planners a unique space capable of seating up to 80 guests, with sweeping views of Surfers Paradise and the Nerang River. This space is perfect for a smaller dinner function or cocktail event. The Paradise Room has similar views with a large terrace and can cater for up to 400 guests and is ideal for evening corporate functions or day seminars and conferences. And the team that cater for these spectacular venues have recently been recognised with the Restaurant & Catering Queensland Awards for Excellence in the category of Best Venue Caterer for 2008. Indeed, the Gold Coast Arts Centre’s food and beverage team has been acknowledged with a string of awards over the last four years for excellence in venue catering. For more information about the venue and catering options available go to www.gcac.com.au. Couran Cove Couran Cove is a tranquil island paradise just off the coast offering delegates high-quality conference space and environmentally-friendly accommodation. The resort recently announced the appointment of Scott Hayden as its new general manager. Mr Hayden has worked at Couran Cove since its opening more than 10 years ago and still holds his original vision and passion for the island. With a background in managing other high profile five-star hotels in Sydney and time spent working on the island Mr Hayden is the perfect candidate to lead the team at Couran Cove. 62 mice.net twin town’s special deal Located just five minutes from the Gold Coast Airport the Outrigger Twin Towns is situated on the border towns of Coolangatta and Tweed Heads. For conference delegates this property offers four-and-a- half star accommodation close to the region’s largest conferencing venue, the Twin Towns Services Club. With 347 rooms the venue can accommodate medium to large-scale business events with a mixture of hotel rooms and self contained units. The Twin Towns Services Club offers nine meeting and conference rooms that can cater for more than 1000 delegates. The two properties are working together to entice event planners with a special deal. The newly released accommodation and delegate packages start from $45 per day and include venue set-up, AV equipment hire, morning and afternoon teas as well as buffet lunch. In conjunction with this, the Outrigger Twin Towns has launched new special overnight packages for delegates, starting at $80 per person twin-share including daily buffet breakfast. Delegates will be able to enjoy the resort’s swimming pools, spas, tennis courts, mini-golf, gym and steam room as well as restaurants and bars. Terms and conditions apply. For more information email email@example.com. outrigger