Sofitel celebrates 20 years in Melbourne

Sofitel celebrates 20 years in Melbourne
first_imgSource = AccorHotels – Sofitel Melbourne on Collins Mr Simon McGrath (AccorHotels Chief Operating Officer Pacific), Ms Jacqui Felgate (Channel 7 and the MC for the evening) and Mr Clive Scott (General Manager Sofitel Melbourne On Collins) at the 20th Anniversary of Sofitel in Melbourne Cocktail Party.Luxury 5 star hotel Sofitel Melbourne On Collins is celebrating its 20th anniversary during 2016.Located within the Collins Place precinct at the `Paris End’ of Melbourne’s famed Collins Street, the hotel was formerly known as The Wentworth and then The Regent Melbourne. Sofitel rebranded the iconic I.M Pei designed property as Hotel Sofitel on July 1, 1996.The opening of the Hotel Sofitel in Melbourne represented a significant milestone for the French luxury hotel company, and its parent company AccorHotels, as it was the brand’s first property in Australasia. Reflecting its prestigious address, the hotel was renamed Sofitel Melbourne On Collins in 2008 and over the past two decades has established itself as Melbourne’s Hotel For The Arts.The property is renowned as one of Melbourne most versatile conference and event spaces, offering 13 individual meeting rooms including a pillarless Grand Ballroom, 362 seat auditorium, and Tower Suites that offer sweeping views of the world’s most liveable city.Standing by its brand pillar of gastronomy and wine the hotel has prided itself on culinary excellence, via its original restaurant Le Restaurant and since 2008, No35, which is currently helmed by Chef de Cuisine Martin Horsley.Sofitel Melbourne On Collins has a well-deserved reputation as Melbourne’s home of opening night parties for major musical theatre productions. It has hosted celebrations for The Lion King (2005), Miss Saigon (2007), Wicked (2008), Mao’s Last Dancer (2009), Chicago (2009), Mary Poppins (2010), Hairspray (2010), Love Never Dies (2011), Jersey Boys (2009), Moonshadow (2012), Strictly Ballroom (2015) and Georgy Girl in December last year.Sofitel Melbourne On Collins is proudly part of Sofitel Hotels and Resorts, a collection of more than 120 luxury addresses in 40 countries worldwide.AccorHotels Pacific Chief Operating Officer, Simon McGrath, said: “Established as a flagship of the brand, the Sofitel Melbourne On Collins has set the high standard for Sofitel properties in Australia ever since its opening in 1996. I congratulate the hotel General Manager, Mr Clive Scott and his team on 20 successful years, and look forward to the next 20.”Rhonda Burchmore and her daughter Lexi at the Sofitel 20th Anniversary Cocktail PartySofitel Melbourne On Collins General Manager, Mr Clive Scott, thanked guests and ambassadors for their support of the hotel and said: “We are delighted to be celebrating the 20th anniversary of Sofitel in Melbourne. We have been welcoming guests to the hotel for the past two decades and are committed to providing our guests and clients with magnifique experiences combined with a touch of French elegance. We look forward to saying `Bonjour’ for many years to come.”The hotel’s 20th anniversary was marked on July 1 with a French themed cocktail party in Sofi’s Lounge, replete with a two metre high croquembouche in the shape of the Eiffel Tower.Experience Sofitel Melbourne On Collins this winter with the So Cultural Package.Discover the cultural heart of Melbourne with this offer that includes overnight accommodation, buffet breakfast for 2 in No35 restaurant and 2 tickets to one of Melbourne’s major cultural exhibitions. Prices start from AU$355 per room per night. Sofitel Melbourne on Collinslast_img
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Go back to the enewsletter After a successful 2018

Go back to the enewsletter After a successful 2018

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterAfter a successful 2018 program, organisers of the Luxperience travel show have announced the event will return to the International Convention Centre, Sydney, from 7–10 October 2019. Now in its eighth year, Luxperience remains at the forefront of the high-end experiential travel market, bringing together industry leaders for three days of inspiring, meaningful connections. In 2019, Luxperience attendees can expect an innovative program, new products, glittering events and insights into luxury travel trends.“After fine tuning our event within the Diversified Communications fold, we were delighted with the success of this year’s Luxperience,” said Michelle Papas, Event Director of Luxperience. “Each year we survey all attendees about their experiences at the show. The results for Luxperience 2018 were outstanding and demonstrate our commitment to year-on-year improvement.”In 2018 the Luxperience program was reimagined and enhanced to create what is now widely acknowledged as a must-attend event. With an expanded team, a new home and a revitalised events program, the seventh edition of Luxperience has set the standard for future events. Hundreds of exhibitors and buyer delegates from around the world, thousands of one-on-one meetings and millions of dollars worth of new business all come together in the only trade show of its kind in the South Pacific region.Key highlights from attendees:97% of buyers were satisfied with their experience96% of buyers are likely to recommend Luxperience91% of buyers are likely to return for Luxperience 201995% of exhibitors were satisfied with their experience91% of exhibitors are likely to recommend Luxperience84% of exhibitors are likely to return for Luxperience 2019Luxperience’s focus remains on building meaningful business opportunities and relationships and is currently seeking expressions of interest from suppliers of luxury and experiential travel. Premium travel specialists who service the needs of discerning clients are also being sought from around Australia and around the world.Businesses interested in exhibiting opportunities or attending as a buyer should email luxperience@divcom.net.au.More details to be released over the coming months.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

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