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Mice Net : October 2008
sydney surrounds business best for Sydney iS Staking its claim on the business events market. and new product is certainly helping the cause. organisation. And he and his team have big plans, with a vision to enter the top 10 busiest destinations in the highly competitive international convention centre space within the next few years. That strategy can work, particularly with development of some great new product. One of the latest and greatest that officially opened last month (September) is The Pullman at Sydney Olympic Park which looks set to become the venue of choice in the sports, entertainment and business hub west of the central business district. The fact that Accor has invested so heavily in the precinct is only good news for Sydney’s business events market. Pullman is already a well-known brand in Europe, and this first foray into the Australian market further strengthens Accor’s five-star offerings (its other five- star brand is Sofitel). The upscale hotel offers 212 rooms, three exclusive floors with access to an Executive Lounge, three meeting rooms for up to 220 people, an executive boardroom and wireless internet in all areas. Guests enjoy panoramic views of Sydney, can relax in the chic wine bar, and savour contemporary international cuisine in the Bacar Restaurant. Just one month since opening it is experiencing unprecedented interest from the corporate market. With nearby venues including the Sydney Showground, Acer Arena, ANZ Stadium, the aquatic centre, the WatervieW Convention Centre, Novotel & Hotel Ibis, the Pullman is well placed to capitalise on the precinct’s growing presence in the business events market. Companies moving into the precinct will also have a knock-on effect for the property. To learn more visit www.accorhotels.com.au/Pullman. B usiness Events Sydney is the new name of the Sydney Convention & Visitors Bureau which managing director, Jon Hutchison says better describes the activities of the staffing As the hospitality industry becomes increasingly competitive, it gets harder to find, recruit and retain quality staff. Sydney Turf Club (STC) has provided an answer with the development of their own recruitment company, Staffing Solutions. STC is a progressive and innovative race club that manages two of Australia’s premier racing and event venues, Rosehill Gardens and Canterbury Park. More than 400 STC staff including a fantastic in-house catering team, service major race days as well as many of Sydney’s public, private and corporate exhibitions and events. With extensive experience in the food and beverage and event management industries, Staffing Solutions is perfectly placed to play a major role in your ongoing recruitment activities. All staff undergo comprehensive skills assessments and training, on and off the job, to ensure only the highest quality service is delivered. Let STC assist you with your staffing solutions. For more information visit www.stc.com.au or call (02) 9930 4061. mice.net 79 solutions