Top 5 event stories of 2021

After a whirlwind year, the Spice team is signing off for some much needed downtime before we do it all again in 2022! In the meantime, check out the 2021 "good news" stories that our readers have loved.

After yet another whirlwind year comes to a close, we’re looking forward to a much needed and well deserved break, as we’re sure many of you are as well.

Needless to say, 2021 has dished out some challenging times for the industry, but amidst all the hardships, there were plenty of feel-good stories, including exciting new announcements and openings.

Unsurprisingly, these “good news” stories have been our most popular, perhaps lending a sense of hope and optimism for what’s to come for 2022. We reflect on just some of these below.

So on that note, the Spice team is signing off for our last Spice News e-newsletter for the year – our next one will hit your inbox on Thursday, 14th January 2022.

Until then, why not catch up on some summer reading with our last four issues?
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From all of us here at Spice News, we thank you for your support this year and we wish you and your loved ones a very safe and happy holiday season!

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1. Merivale announced exclusive hospitality partner for two major Sydney sporting venues

Merivale CEO Justin Hemmes (front, centre) with his team at SCG.

Our most-read story of 2021 was Venues NSW’s announcement that Merivale take over all things food and beverage at Sydney Cricket Ground this summer, and at the new Sydney Football Stadium when it opens in 2022.

2. Destination Gold Coast appoints new Chair

In November, Destination Gold Coast announced the appointment of Adrienne Readings as Chair of the Board, replacing outgoing Chair Paul Donovan who served a 17-year tenure in the role.

3. Melbourne’s Docklands welcomes first five-star hotel

You loved reading about the opening of Melbourne Marriott Hotel Docklands – the first Marriott branded hotel to open in Australia in 20 years and the first five-star hotel in the Docklands precinct.

4. Table Art’s Top 5 tips on curating the ultimate table setting

Everyone loves expert styling tips – these Top 5 tips from stylist professionals Table Art provied very popular as our fourth-highest read story.

5. AIME announces hotel partners

Pan Pacific, Melbourne.

We were all very eager to find out which hotels we’ll be staying in when we head to Melbourne in March for AIME 2022.


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