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Mice Net : October 2009
126 mice.net New HiltoN villas iN Bora Bora Bora Bora’s reputation as an uber-luxury resort island has moved up another level with the recent opening of two new presidential overwater villas at the Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa. The lavishly-appointed villas are the only two-storey overwater villas to be built in Tahiti and her islands, the destination that made the overwater bungalow synonym ous with South Pacific luxury. Offering 300 square metres of space, each presidential overwater villa features two bedrooms with their own bathrooms and dressing rooms as well as spacious living and well-being rooms, a private swimming pool, sun deck, jacuzzi and covered gazebo complete with daybed. Guests check in privately, away from prying eyes, enjoy a bottle of champagne and fresh fruit on arrival, and small gifts on arrival and departure as well as a complimentary 40-minute in-room massage. Situated on Motu Toopua on the wester n side of Bora Bora, the Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa occupies 6.5 hectares of lush tropical land above a private cove. To learn more visit www.elegantresorts.com.au . venue update CraigieBurN’s soutHerN HigHlaNds refurB Craigiebur n Resort & Conference Cent re has enhanced its position as one of the most sought after venues in the Southern Highlands for meetings an d events with a major refu rbishment of its conferencing facilities. One-and-a -half hours’ drive from Sydney, Canberra and the South Coast, Craigiebur n has long been a popular destination for conferences of all sizes, combining a country homestead experience with comfortable accom modation, a purpose-built conference cent re and modern business facilities. V isiting delegates will now enjoy the benefits of a major techn ology upgrade with the installation of new state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment including three remote controlled projection screens, ceiling mounted data project ors, in -ceiling speakers, outlet s for ipods to con nect to AV equipment and a n ew range of corded and cordless microph ones. A serene and stylish atm osph ere for conducting business has been created with the addition of two large F ren ch doors in the main conference room that open onto lu sh gardens. Additional touches also include n ew chocolate brown carpet, ‘Spanish Cream’ paint on function room walls and ceilings and the removal of four pillars t o enhance the sense of space. To lear n more contact conferen ce sales manager, Donna McInt osh on (02) 4862 8000 or email donn email@example.com .au . swiss-graNd BoNdi stays opeN Plans to redevelop the Swiss-Grand Resort & Spa, Bondi Beach have been shelved due to the global financial crisis which h as seen Bondi Beachside Pty Ltd reassess its bu sin ess plans. As a result, the popular beachside hotel will remain open for business as u sual for at least the next three years, and continue under Accor management. The Swiss-Grand will undergo a soft refurbishment t o its conference inventory and room s, a project that was on hold while the hotel’s futu re was being decided. General manager of the property, Rich ard Holt, said he was thrilled the hotel would continue to run for the foreseeable fut ure. “I am delighted that we can now assure ou r guests that the Swiss-Grand will not be closing down . It has been difficult to plan for the future while the hotel’s developm ent was in limbo but now we can concent rate on building bu siness and move forward with quotes for weddings, conferences an d events for at least the next three years.