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Mice Net : August 2008
new zealand that offers a high standard of design and up-to-date technology. The Marlborough Convention Centre provides facilities for up to 750 people theatre-style plus plenty of space for smaller meetings. In addition, there is an exhibition hall right next door to the convention hall within the complex. A large kitchen provides convenient facilities for catering for up to 400 banquet-style for gala dinners, or more relaxed cocktail functions. Scenic Circle Hotels, through its subsidiary Scenic Circle Convention Services, has been enlisted to manage the centre and drive business into the region. Situated on the banks of the Taylor River this diverse venue can be opened up to become one larger pillarless space perfect for exhibitions, or transformed into more intimate areas by ceiling mounted, acoustically-rated wall partitions. With all rooms fitted with Seabus Control Systems and wireless broadband throughout, management of the audio, visual and ambient aspects for individualised events become effortless. Catering for events such as banquets, gala dinners or cocktail functions is made easy with spacious kitchen facilities with modern equipment conveniently located on-site at ground level. Alternatively, local award-winning wineries can also provide unique dining experiences for visitors. Within walking distance of the centre are three of the main hotels in Blenheim for delegate accommodation: the Scenic Circle Blenheim Country Hotel, Copthorne Hotel Marlborough, and the Chateau Marlborough. Plans are already underway at the Scenic Circle Blenheim Country Hotel and the Chateau Marlborough to expand and upgrade hotel facilities in anticipation of the increased visitor numbers the centre is going to bring. For further details on this property telephone +64 3579 5047 or visit www.marlboroughconventions.co.nz for more information. To find more about meetings and tourism in the Marlborough region of New Zealand visit www.destinationmarlborough.com. OPPOSITE: Kayak Camp Marlborough Sounds, Marlborough. Photo courtesy of Graham Charles. Tourism New Zealand. RIGHT: A new world of wine, Marlborough. Photo courtesy of Ian Trafford. Tourism New Zealand. BRIGHT CHOICE NEW THE NEW MARLBOROUGH CONVENTION CENTRE IS NOW OPEN, OFFERING GREAT CONFERENCE, EXHIBITION, EVENT AND MEETING SPACES IN BLENHEIM. Visit www.marlboroughconventions.co.nz email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 03 579 5047 for more information. Marlborough Convention Centre 46a Alfred Street, Blenheim CONVENTION SERVICES mice.net 125 Highfield Estate, Marlborough. Photo courtesy of Jenn Ruffell.