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 The old colour scheme has been replaced by a fresh new contemporary feel with rich blues and natural timbers throughout the hotel.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

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.



QT Sydney

Jo Robinson writes, 

If you are looking for a boutique hotel in the CBD that is quirky, modern and luxurious with a unique history look no further than the QT Sydney.

This hotel has brought together two well-known Sydney historic buildings on Market Street, being the Gowings and State Theatre buildings.  Each distinctively different with a blend of Gothic, Art Deco and Italianate architecture that come together seamlessly to create the QT.

From the friendly welcome by the front door staff complete with their flame red wigs to create the theatrical ambience the hotel boasts 200 luxury guest rooms complete with amazing bathrooms and touches of class such the cocktail kits and personal amenities in each room. An ideal room to retreat to after a busy day of meetings.

A well-kept secret is the private screening cinema with a maximum capacity of 56 guests, which includes the latest 3D AV.

The hotel boasts two other event spaces with the ability to host up to 55 guests for a private dinner or 150 for a cocktail function.

These two venues are also ideal for board meetings and strategic planning sessions.