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The French-inspired theming for the famil gala dinner at Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach.


Instant excitement


ballroom, as Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach proves. WHERE


Theming and lighting add instant excitement to events, while outdoor ven- uesofferanextradimension. This hasbeen proven with events at Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach in Queensland, which offers attention to detail with its international Sofitel InspiredMeetings tailored service. To showcase its capabilities, the hotel


worked with BrisbanePCOPurely Creat- ive Solutions to create La Petite Confer- ence, a two-night famil with a French flavour for 25 participants and their part- ners. Activities included laser clay shoot- ing at Surfers ParadiseXperiences and a Picasso-style painting workshop hosted by Sabre Corporate Development. “We treated the women to indulgent


spa treatments and champagne in the hotel's signature event room Twenty- Three,” says conference and catering manager Rebecca Herriot. “Meanwhile, the guys were challenged with the task of


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creating special flower arrangements which they presented to their partners as a surprise at the gala dinner.” Sofitel’s onsite AV supplier, AV Part-


ners, along withMars Events created the French-inspired theme for the gala dinner.


We treated the women to indulgent spa treatments


and champagne in the hotel's signature event room.


In the heart of Broadbeach, Sofitel


Gold Coast Broadbeach's conference venuesoffer direct access to a leadingsurf- ing beach, a monorail connection to the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre, and is close to more than 100 restaurants, cafes and bars. INFO www.sofitelgoldcoast.com.au


Ballroom events can sparkle – even without a


COCKTAILS WITH A TWIST


Award evenings can break away from the ballroom at Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach with its poolside cocktail package featuring a floating runway, lifeguards, glow bars and themed food stations such as a Mexican Taco Bar, BBQ & Hamburgers, Noodle Boxes and Candy Bar. And when the festive season


approaches, the resort rolls out The Igloo, a “chilled” party package for celebratory events. Guests move through a


white “snow”-covered tunnel into The Igloo to find a “winter wonderland” of shimmering decorations, crisp white linen, white-covered chairs and ice sculptures. The “Eskimo” buffet offers seafood, gourmet salads, roast meats and desserts.


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