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Mice Net : October 2008
western australia western delights story By Johanna Mc Kinnon Cast your eyes to Wa which is full to the brim with some unexpected delights. M any event planners may automatically think of the major metropolitan areas of Sydney and Melbourne for functions and conferences, but Western Australia and its capital Perth have a host of offerings for the business of events. Whether it’s quality venues or interesting and unique post-touring options Western Australia has it all. Where can you go on a camel tour on a remote station in the desert, snorkelling on breathtaking reefs or wine tasting, all the while still in the same state? Western Australia of course! So cast your eyes further afield (if you haven’t already) and get a closer look at Perth and the rest of Western Australia. With a host of natural attractions, accommodation options and venues you may find it hard to resist the lure of the largest state in Australia. Burswood Entertainment Complex The Burswood Entertainment Complex was recently host to the AHA (WA) Accommodation Hotels Management Awards for 2008 and took a stash of accolades by the time the last award was announced. Nominees from Burswood walked away with three out of five nominated awards. These honours recognised the outstanding leadership skills, dedication, professionalism, working relationships with colleagues and overall performance of managers at this venue. The winners were : 90 mice.net • Michael Docherty, IHG business development manager was awarded with the Sales and Marketing Award. • Daniel Man, Yú restaurant manager, shared the Food & Beverage Services Award. • Perth IHG Hotel sales team walked away with the Management Team of the Year Award. • Dinesh Singh, kitchen steward supervisor, finalist. • Dawn Smith, housekeeping manager, finalist. As the largest single site employer in Western Australia, it’s no wonder the Burswood Entertainment Complex is proud of its staff and its accomplishments. In terms of the convention market, this complex is highly diverse and flexible. One space, MINQ Bar & Lounge is an exclusive late-night retreat in the heart of the complex. With New York styling, MINQ offers an intimate and indulgent meeting space with secret nooks, tunnels and secluded meeting places. As well as a cosy lounge MINQ also includes a range of private function areas perfect for end- of-year Christmas parties. MINQ’s Red Room is an elegant space that can cater for up to 40 people and the Blue Room can accommodate up to 60. Each room includes a personal host and a self-operating karaoke system with plasma screens and surround sound. For more information contact Burswood Entertainment Complex or go to www.burswood.com.au.