An extensive makeover to the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa has seen an extensive upgrade to all conference rooms and facilities on its dedicated events floor, guest rooms, lobby, front entrance area, lagoon pool, a new ‘grab and go’ deli style eatery, and new all-day dining interactive restaurant, Citrique.
The hotel has given all the event and conferenceing spaces a new look and feel and have added a few new event areas.
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 with up to 500 guests.
With eight flexible, state-of-the-art meeting rooms totaling 2112 square metres, a dedicated Wi-Fi area, business centre, grand ballroom, two award-winning restaurants, lobby lounge bar and over 2.5 acres of pools, waterfalls, garden gazebos, Balinese poolside daybeds and spas, the variety of event spaces on offer is limitless.
The outdoor Lagoon Pavillion, just one of the new event spaces now on offer.
The new meeting rooms are light, bright and airy with spacious balconies and patios, designed to keep delegates energised and alert for the duration of their conference or meeting. New carpets, lighting, wall coverings and restrooms means the areas are pristine and refreshed and will leave delegates feeling the same way.
The 700 square metre Grand Ballroom is pillar-less and forms the centrepiece of the conference and convention area.
A fully enclosed Garden Terrace with terracotta tiles, new chandeliers, air-conditioning and an abundance of natural light is the perfect interval from a day in the boardroom and allows delegates to rejuvenate over morning or afternoon tea, or for organisers to hold luncheons and special events with views over the tropical lagoon and Gold Coast Broadwater.
“From the new-look lobby with its sense of arrival, luxurious rugs, lavish furniture and $500,000 worth of breathtaking chandeliers; to the upgraded lagoon pool with its oversized cabana daybeds and lush landscaping; to the new Citrique restaurant and state-of-the-art events floor,” said Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa’s director of sales and marketing, Ken Duddy, “the attention to detail is world-class.”
“Our new marquee and deck area, complete with fire bowls and sculptured gardens, gives organisers yet another option for event space, while our heated saltwater lagoon pool with man-made coral reef and over 400 tropical fish provides the perfect playground for delegates on free-time as well as a magical setting for cocktail parties and outdoor dinners.
“The refurb has allowed us to offer the conference and incentive market a new level of luxury on the Gold Coast and the very latest in modern technologies, equipment and facilities.”
Duddy says another draw card for conference organisers is the onsite office of Australia’s largest event staging company, Staging Connections which gives PCO’s solid assurances that everything will run smoothly.
“Organisers can relax, knowing all staging, audio and visual aspects will be looked after by experts and that everything will go off without a hitch,” Duddy said. “With the support of the highly-trained Marriott events team, organisers can revel in the confidence that their event will be handled with the utmost professionalism by a team with a wealth of experience at the top of their game – all in a world-class environment.”
“We’ve dedicated $20 million to making the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa the ultimate location for leisure travellers, weddings, corporate events, incentives, conferences and conventions. Combine that with our exceptional menus, facilities, sort-after location and second-to-none service synonymous with the Marriott and you’ve got a combination that’s hard to beat anywhere in the world.”