Surfer's Paradise Mariott Resort and Spa
The Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa's unique event spaces, state-of-the-art facilities, fine food and exemplary service cement the internationally-acclaimed property as one of the finest conferencing and event destinations in Australia. The exquisite 28 level resort features 329 guest rooms and suites and is located just a few minutes from the heart of Surfers Paradise. All rooms boast a contemporary look and offer breathtaking views of the Gold Coast Hinterland, Surfers Paradise skyline or Pacific Ocean. The resort’s dedicated events floor is set aside exclusively for conferences and special events, and can accommodate everything from a small boardroom meeting with two delegates up to major conferences with 800 delegates or special events for up to 500 guests. Contact us for more information!
Hilton Adelaide’s Level One offers unrivalled conference and meeting space. Located in the dining and business precinct of the CBD, it is the only 5-star hotel able to host 500 delegates to meet, eat and sleep, all under one roof. Offering more than 2,000sq.m. of event space, including the spectacular Grand Ballroom - the largest pillar-less hotel ballroom in the state, wireless high-speed internet coverage, a free carbon offset program and world-renowned hospitality, combine to make Hilton Adelaide the ideal and sustainable choice for events in Adelaide. Contact us for more information!
Destination Port Douglas
There honestly is no place like Queensland, and Port Douglas has got to be one the state’s most prized possessions. The summer doesn’t end here; regardless of the time of year, you can expect glorious weather. One of the things that makes Port Douglas so special is its title as the only place on Earth home to two World Heritage listed sites; the Great Barrier Reef and the rainforest of Daintree and Cape Tribulation. Read more here.
Hotels Worth Eating At
Following our fantastic night with Royce Hotel and clients last month, we can attest that this restaurant is still standing strong! What's more, St Kilda Road's most popular restaurant has just been awarded the prestigious 'Best Hotel Restaurant of the Year' at the Tourist Accommodation Australia 2014 State Awards of Excellence, and we can see why! Read more here.
Top Tips for a Friendlier and Greener Event
According to DoSomething, an organisation promoting social and environmental change, Australians waste $8 billion worth of edible food each year, and corporate functions are some of the worst offenders! We’ve all been to events and seen the trays of uneaten food at the end of the night, well here’s some tips that are kind to the environment as well as your pocket! Continue reading here.
Book Review by Katarina Cobain
The Artist's Way for Parents: A spiritual approach to raising creative children
This book’s title hooked me in. I was still under the influence of the MCEC Open Day in February and Todd Sampson’s talk on creativity. After listening to Todd my curiosity about creativity and what it means peaked. I got the book from a small book shop and the owner told me that she read it and is curious to find out what I think. We shared our concern about today’s education and our tendency to follow the norm to ensure that our kids are part of the larger group and don’t stick out unless they are good at traditional subjects; Maths, English, Science and Sport. The other parts of their personality are buried, both intentionally as well as unintentionally simply lost in the busy day with no spare time to just be. I was hoping that the book will help me learn how to encourage creativity within my family. I am now on that path and the book has helped by shining some light on simple things that I’ve forgotten about as I am chasing the time every day trying to fit daily tasks efficiently and quickly. My family has been running like a well-oiled machine and there was no time for simple fun. Some of the tips that I’ve already successfully have done with my kids are weekly adventures allowing kids to chose what they would like to do. The other one is to allow the mess, as long as we clean up too. Now I am reading Artist’s Way, Julia’s first book and the bestseller written in 1992. I am keen to know how it has inspired millions of others — including notables like Alicia Keys and Steven Tyler.
If you’ve always wanted to do something creative such as writing, building, drawing, dancing please read more and get this book. I am not sure if the “morning pages” will work for you. I am yet to do them religiously!