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Mice Net : December 2009
94 mice.net ROTORUA'S BLUE BATHS CELEBRATES 75 YEARS Rotorua's Blue Baths is marking its 75 years of existence and 10 years under the guardianship of Jo Romanes, with the launch of a dinner cabaret show entitled 'Fashions, Fads and Famous'. Running Thursday to Saturday nights from now until April next year, the summer season show recalls key events that have been part of the Blue Baths and New Zealand's history. Describing it as "sophisticated and classy with a strong fun element via interaction with the audience", Jo thinks people will be swept along on a wave of nostalgia as they relive the glory days of the Blue Baths. "We have done a few similar shows for our corporate clients and it is not only the music they get caught up in; they really seem to enjoy the chance to discover, or re-discover, the building," Jo said. Visit www. bluebaths.co.nz to learn more about the show and the venue. venue update THE CULLEN OPENS IN MELBOURNE The new five-star boutique hotel, The Cullen, opened in late October. Located on Commercial Road in Prahran, the property has been named after controversial Australian artist Adam Cullen. The Cullen Hotel is said to offer guests a five-star experience with the best services, facilities and connection to the wider Melbourne arts and culture community. The Art Series Hotel concept is the brainchild of Melbourne businessman Will Deague, with The Cullen Hotel the first in a number of art hotels set to open in Melbourne over the next 18 months. Following The Cullen, The Olsen will open in March 2010, named for Australia's greatest living painter John Olsen. Offering the best in accommodation and guest services, The Cullen management have engaged former Hawthorn football stars Shane Crawford and Ben Dixon to offer guests personal training services through their business Corporate Release. A state-of-the-art gymnasium on the rooftop of The Cullen will offer guests the best views in the city during a workout, with Shane and Ben offering to run training sessions both in the gym and in surrounding parks. Visit www.artserieshotels.com. au to learn more. BORNEO CONVENTION CENTRE KUCHING OPENS The Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK), the first purpose- built convention centre in Borneo, celebrated its official launch ceremony with a lavish evening event at the new centre on October 18. International guests and VIPs were invited to witness the lavish ceremony as BCCK announced it was now fully operational and ready to cater for events of any size. Overlooking a lush green forest and flanked by the majestic Sarawak River, BCCK is located on a six hectare waterfront, allowing delegates to bask in the ambience of nature while being served by dedicated professionals in a world- class convention centre with state-of-the-art facilities. Jill Henry, CEO of the Sarawak Convention Bureau (SCB) was impressed by the facilities and culinary delights that the BCCK displayed. "We are looking forward to a long and fruitful working relationship with BCCK to secure many prestigious conferences for the State of Sarawak," she said. BCCK and SCB have been working closely for over a year and have jointly secured several international conferences. "Indeed, BCCK's working relationship with SCB couldn't be better," said BCCK chief executive, Trevor McCartney. "We are glad to have a business partner as enthusiastic and dynamic as SCB." In conjunction with the opening event 13 distinguished guests, including representatives from the UK and Australia, visited Kuching for a site inspection.