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Olympic inspiration in Wellington

An inspiring new option has been added to the InterContinental Wellington Insider Collection for meeting delegates, with the addition of 2012 Olympic Games torch bearer Jason Eade.

2012 Olympic Games torch bearer Jason Eade.

Apart from being the hotel’s own award-winning Chief Concierge, (most recently named Top Concierge of the Year in Asia-Pacific by HM Magazine), Eade was one of only two New Zealanders selected to be part of the torch bearing team running through England in the lead up to the Olympic Games last year, due to his extraordinary background story.

Before moving into hospitality in the early 2000s, Eade was a top boxer and Olympic medal contender until losing a leg in a motorcycle accident. Changing his focus but not his personal expectations, Eade went on to retrain in wheelchair-based basketball and tennis as well as golf, once again coming out on top of the sporting arena.

The InterContinental Meetings ‘Insider Collection’ is designed to offer delegates a unique collection of experiences, insider speakers, and community involvement programs, ensuring attendees leave every meeting with lasting memories that draw on unrivalled local knowledge.

Each InterContinental hotel offers its own bespoke selection, and Eade’s story of determination and achievement joins the Wellington Collection of experiences within five broad categories: Locations, Speakers, Community, Interactions and Breaks.

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