After an extensive and impressive refurbishment, Novotel Sydney Darling Square is the back on the event venue circuit with a bang – some of our members visited to see the new facilities for themselves…
A group of EAs gathered to glimpse a first look of the newly refurbished Novotel Sydney Darling Square, complete with all new accommodation rooms, conference rooms, lobby and restaurant. The multi-million dollar refurbishment aims to position the venue as Sydney’s most stylish Novotel, with event options ranging from everyday meetings to lavish cocktail parties for up to 400 guests.
The get-together started with informal arrival drinks in the new lobby bar, giving event- organising assistants a flavour of the beautifully renovated interiors to follow. This offered everyone a chance to network, whilst magician and wordsmith Adam Axford helped with any icebreaking as he mingled with the crowd and wowed EAs with his tricks.
The group then had a guided tour of the renovated accommodation and conference spaces and Adam was on-hand here too, mystifying the attendees further with his impressive talents. He performed a jaw-dropped grand finale in the last conference space before everyone enjoyed canapés and drinks to wrap up the afternoon – and get a taste of the hotel’s catering offering!
Not forgetting the door prize, of course – lucky Tamzyn Wigglesworth, an EA at KPMG, took home a bottle of Bandini Prosecco.
Here’s what our members had to say…
“Thank you very much for a very enjoyable evening last Thursday – and how good was Adam? The hotel has a lovely feel to it since the renovations, and the food was very tasty.”
Ann Clark, EA, APA Group
“I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and was pleasantly surprised by the hotel’s renovations. I noted how close it really was to Darling Harbour and the southern section of the city, with great access to the ICC. I found the hotel to be very nice indeed, and I enjoyed how the conference rooms had those unique projector TVs as this type of technology is a favourite in our organisation. I’m sure in the close future I’ll be organising some sort of accommodation for our clients and I will keep the Novotel Darling Square on hand.”
Vanda Calculli, EA, MCR Computer Resources
“It was an enjoyable evening; the roving magician was certainly entertaining and the canapés were excellent. All in all, a wonderful time and Iappreciate the kind hospitality of the Novotel staff.”
Jenni Notman, EA, Gen Re
What the organisers had to say…
“An afternoon spent with great company, experiencing a newly refurbished hotel, good food and drinks, and some added magic! The interaction was useful as we were able to connect and put a face to the names of our clients in a relaxed environment whilst enjoying afternoon canapés and drinks.”
Ray Gunawan, business development manager, Novotel Sydney Darling Square