A hotel with style in the heart of the city

We were recently lucky enough to be invited to a Lunar New Year themed evening at the newly refurbished Vibe Hotel Sydney The hotel is surrounded by numerous restaurants and iconic places and is only 100m from the SMC Conference and Function Centre, making it an ideal accommodation venue when conferencing at the SMC.

The refurbishment itself is amazing. The old colour scheme has been replaced by a fresh new contemporary feel with rich blues and natural timbers throughout the hotel.

If you just want to stay back and relax, the roof top pool and the Storehouse Restaurant on the ground floor of the hotel are great options. Shahnaz, the Director of Sales, showed us a selection of  guest rooms in the hotel. We were impressed by the size and the renovation in those rooms. They are larger than average hotel rooms and even include a state of the art coffee pod machine in each room.

The highlight of the night was watching the lion dance performance up close. Three lions jumped and lifted to the rhythm of loud drum beats and clashing gongs. This ceremony brings good luck and good fortune in Chinese culture.

We would like to thank Vibe Hotel Sydney for their hospitality and wish TFE Hotels a prosperous year ahead.

Doltone House La Dolce Vita Dinner

50 lucky guests from the industry were invited to sample Doltone House’s hospitality at the La Dolce Vita Dinner at their Hyde Park venue this week.

Manhattan Room Doltone House

On arrival, we were escorted into the Manhattan Room for the first of many experiences for the night – a wine and cheese tasting event hosted by Claudia Bowman, matching three wines with three canapés.

Onto the stunning setting of the Ballroom where we were treated to a three-course seated dinner starting with a magnificent Italian antipasto platter and spaghetti Aglio e Olio. The main was a Tomahawk steak platter with sides of roasted chat potatoes, carrots, green beans with fried capers and rocket and parmesan cheese salad.

To end the evening a tuille reveal opened to showcase a beautifully presented dessert station and gelato cart. A perfect way to finish a very memorable night.

Wonderful food, wine, venue and theming, teamed with excellent hosts. A perfect venue for conference dinners.

Be Our Star!

The team at the Star Gold Coast certainly know how to turn a Professional Conference Organiser into a star for the night. Meeting our hosts at the Coolangatta Airport we were escorted to our waiting Limousine for the drive to The Star Gold Coast.  After enjoying some free time to settle into our Star Grand superior deluxe room we were advised to meet in the hotel lobby at 4.30pm. Our star evening included:

The Grand Hotel

Recently renovated with 596 accommodation rooms

Cucina Vivo restaurant – on the balcony sipping Aperol Spritz with Italian nibbles watching the sun set.

For VIP & board dinners there is a private dining room that seats up to 16 guests. The Balcony is also available for exclusive use and has capacity for 30 guests

Ocean Terrace accommodation room which has its own private bar and a large terrace – a great place to host bubbles for a VIP group.

Ideal for a small VIP cocktail function up to 20 guests

The Darling – “Hello, Darling”

All suite hotel with 56 suites from 70m to 328 sqm.

We had the chance to view the amazing Penthouse Spa Suite and Penthouse Deluxe Billiard Suite

An ideal swish suite for the blokes, large enough to cater for a small cocktail function  

Nineteen at The Star

Located on the 19 floor of the hotel with sweeping views over the Pacific Ocean. “Uber-chic” an ideal place for us to sit outside and enjoy more bubbles and elegant nibbles showcasing Australia’s finest produce.

A private dining room located on the mezzanine level above the main restaurant able to cater for 25 guests.

Event Centre

The main event was the spectacular dinner in the Event Centre. The first venue was our destination for our two-course seated dinner. A picture tells a thousand words and the theming for the night was truly amazing.

After the main a revel was dramatically opened to showcase dessert buffet stations with a fairy tale theme.

Entertainment during dessert included a pianist, harpist and violinist leading up to a private performance from Anthony Callea from Australian idol fame.