By Gwen O’Toole
The Grand Hyatt Melbourne will join with the Melbourne Convention + Visitors Bureau (MCVB) hosting a welcome cocktail function for AIME hosted buyers and media on February 15, 2009, in the hotel’s new events venue, The Residence.
The hotel’s $45-million redevelopment, due for completion at the end of this year, includes new upper and lower lobbies, a new restaurant called Collins Kitchen, and a new bar, RU-CO. The Residence is a private mansion concept that offers tailored, personalised service.
“We are thrilled to work with MCVB to host this important event and to have the opportunity to showcase The Residence to Hosted Buyers and media who are attending AIME,” said Grand Hyatt Melbourne general manager, David Mansfield.
MCVB chief executive, Sandra Chipchase, said 2009 is an exciting year for hosted buyers and media to visit Melbourne as a number of new developments will have come to fruition.
“The Residence adds a prestigious new element to the Grand Hyatt’s hotel meeting’s facilities and is ideal venue for our Sunday night welcome function. Hosted Buyers and media travelling to Australia for AIME also have an opportunity to pre-tour to some of Melbourne’s and the State of Victoria’s most spectacular attractions, see the new Melbourne Convention Centre, view new hotels under construction including the new Hilton and Crown hotels and to participate in a number of other hotel and venue site inspections,” she said.
For information on AIME 2009, 17th Asia Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo, at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre, click here.
To apply for the AIME Hosted Buyer Program, click here.