Incredible occasions at InterContinental Sydney

Boasting amazing views and heritage appeal, InterContinental Sydney is a premier venue in the Harbour City, says Mark Newey, area director of sales and marketing.

Located in one of Sydney’s oldest buildings, in the heart of the CBD, InterContinental Sydney offers a unique space guaranteed to leave a lasting impression for everyone who visits.

What can clients expect when hosting an incredible occasion at InterContinental Sydney?

At InterContinental Sydney, we have some of the most iconic views over Sydney Harbour and Royal Botanic Gardens. At the heart of the hotel, The Treasury stands within the heritage-listed Treasury Building of 1851.

Guests are immersed in one of Sydney’s oldest buildings, with the perfect mix of heritage and contemporary details that offer a truly unique venue with well designed, flexible spaces for incredible occasions and authentic experiences.

Our event experts passionately curate incredible occasions, while introducing elements of surprise to delight our guests. We want to create lasting memories of creative food and beverage offerings, luxury and personalised service and expertise.

What unique services does InterContinental Sydney offer?

Thoughtful design creates a seamless and immersive connection between indoors and outdoors, drawing cues from the Australian landscape, Sydney Harbour and Royal Botanic Gardens. The Rotunda private dining space features lush green velvet and a green Verde Oceania marble table. Floor-to-ceiling windows overlook the historical first-government office – the feature of this room being a circular dining table with a lazy Susan table, and amazing acoustics.

Have clients’ expectations changed during the event industry’s recovery after COVID-19?

Absolutely. After the world shut down through the COVID-19 pandemic, we all came to realise how important face-to-face connection is. Our clients want to make the most of the time they have when they are together with their colleagues and customers.

At InterContinental Sydney, we are passionate about creating incredible occasions where delegates can connect, network and gain professional development in beautiful surroundings, while enjoying a creative culinary experience.

Clients are looking for inspiring moments for their delegates. For example, investing more in enhanced audiovisual experiences.

Mark Newey, area director of sales and marketing, InterContinental Sydney.

What are you most proud of?

Relaunching the hotel following a $120 million refurbishment, with redesigned spaces that showcase our hotel’s luxury. We have seen a very positive response in the 12 months since relaunch. InterContinental Sydney is one of the city’s most loved and storied hotels, and we are excited to welcome back our guests to form part of its next chapter.

What makes an incredible occasion?

Weaving together experiences that become part of every incredible occasion, being rooted in the destination and brought to life by unique, personalised detail. To linger over incredible drinks and cuisine; creating a feeling of warmth and comfort, where the hero is decadent food and beverages; and an experience that encourages interaction and open conversation. Guests leave with incredible stories to tell and a feeling they experienced something unique and meaningful that was tailored for their event.

This story appears in the Autumn issue of Spice as part of our annual Hot Seat feature, which shines a spotlight on the MICE industry’s movers and shakers, and outlines what’s in store for the next 12 months.

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