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‘INSPIRATIONAL THINKING’ AT PEPPERS CRADLE MOUNTAIN LODGE

Corporate meetings and events are elevated to inspired group experiences at Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge – the newest addition to the Peppers network of luxury boutique retreats and resorts.

The ‘Inspirational Thinking’ package includes full or half day meeting hire with all standard meeting equipment; morning and afternoon tea; working style lunch; three course dinner in the award winning Highland Restaurant; accommodation in a Pencil Pine Cabin and full lodge breakfast from $310 per person per night.  Offer is valid 1 May – 30 September 2012 (subject to availability) and is based on a minimum of 10 delegates.

There are three meeting room options plus numerous breakout areas with the largest meeting room, the Cradle Room, comfortably catering for up to 90 guests. For smaller gatherings the Pencil Pine Room accommodates up to 50 delegates or the Boardroom, 30 delegates. A unique wine tasting can be set up to complete a day of conferencing in all three spaces or for a memorable experience, the Highland Cellar offers the ideal setting in the surrounds of the Lodge’s extensive wine collection.

For bookings and enquiries contact Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge on 03 6492 2100 or email cradlemountain@peppers.com.au

FULL DAY FOR THE PRICE OF HALF AT PEPPERS SEAPORT LAUNCESTON

Peppers Seaport Launceston is offering Full Day Delegate Packages for the price of Half Day - normally $62 per person, for conferences of minimum 15 people pay just $54.00 per person.

Package includes arrival tea/coffee, morning & afternoon tea, working lunch, room hire and most AV equipment, valid for all new conference bookings until 30 September 2012, subject to availability. For bookings and enquiries contact kelly.gibson@peppers.com.au and visit www.peppers.com.au/seaport for further information.  The contemporary style Peppers Seaport Launceston is a 15 minute drive from Launceston Airport and an easy five minute walk from the town centre on the site of an old dry dock.

Built in the shape of a ship the nautically inspired hotel can accommodate conferences of up to 60 delegates theatre style or 70 for cocktail style in its main conference facility, the Bow Room, which features an abundance of natural light and is ideal for creative thinking sessions or a relaxed dinner presentation. Other venues include Cube Cafe which seats 160 with indoor and outdoor dining options; or Mud Bar and Restaurant - a fresh, modern venue serving an eclectic mix of cuisines from around the world combined with a wide range of wines including superb Tasmanian offerings for up to 100 guests.

PEPPERS YORK COVE TAMAR VALLEY OFFERS $10 DELEGATE DISCOUNT
Nestled within the historic seaside hamlet of George Town, 30 minutes from Launceston, on the Tamar River in northern Tasmania, Peppers York Cove is a premium waterfront resort designed to deliver a memorable conference experience.

The York Cove conference room accommodates up to 80 delegates theatre style and Cove Restaurant & Bar caters for functions and gatherings up to 200 guests cocktail style or 30 banquet style.

Book and hold your next conference by 30 September 2012 and receive a $10 discount per delegate – that’s $59 per person (normally $69) for full day delegate packages and $49 per person (normally $59) for half day delegate packages which include full day room hire, room set up in consultation with organiser, ceiling mounted date projector and screen, white board, flip chart, continuous tea, coffee and chilled water, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. Group accommodation rates start from $165 (minimum of 8 rooms).

For bookings and information phone 03 6382 9900 or visit www.peppers.com.au/york-cove. Subject to availability, conditions apply.


MEETINGS OF MINDS AND WINES IN THE HUNTER VALLEY:
COMPLIMENTARY WINE FOR DELEGATES AT NEWLY REFURBISHED PEPPERS GUEST HOUSE

The historic heart and home of Peppers lies in the picturesque Hunter Valley at Peppers Guest House, the first and original Peppers property which opened 25 years ago putting luxury boutique retreats on the map.

To complement the traditional guest house features, the property has just completed a refresh of all rooms adding a touch of modern conveniences with iPod docking stations now installed throughout all 48 rooms and suites.

The original Homestead has also completed a $25,000 upgrade offering the finest venue for small groups and incentives in the region. The delightfully restored Homestead is situated within the grounds of Peppers Guest House and features four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a main dining room ideal as a board room for up to 10 people or for a unique cocktail venue for up to 100 people. This private space boasts a large open fireplace and exudes classic ambience making the house perfect for hosting private functions.

Other venues include the Tallawanta Room complete with outdoor terrace for up to 120 people Theatre Style and the Hunter Room, perfect for medium sized groups of 60 people offering rural scenic views.

Book and hold a conference by 31 August 2012 at Peppers Guest House and each conference delegate will receive a complimentary bottle of Hunter Valley Wine. Conferences must be for 20 delegates or more, Monday-Thursday only. Day delegate packages start from $70 per person and half day packages from $60 per person and include room hire, morning and afternoon tea, lunch, all standard conferencing materials and LCD TV set up.

For bookings and enquiries contact 02 4993 8977 or email Guesthouse.conf@peppers.com.au. Further information available at www.peppers.com.au/guest-house

PEPPERS CONVENT 10% DISCOUNT ON RESIDENTIAL CONFERENCING PACKAGES
The grand approach to Peppers Convent is one of the most recognisable in the Hunter Valley with its ornate fountain centre piece and French Baroque style architecture. Once home to the Brigidine Order of Nuns at Coonamble in New South Wales before being carefully transported 600kms to where it now sits in the Pepper Tree Estate today, the boutique retreat has been lovingly restored to reflect the building's charming heritage and character.

Any conferencing retreat is equally as memorable at Peppers Convent with a choice of unique meeting venues, from intimate boardroom style meetings for 7 people in the Dining Room to up to 80 people in The Chapel (pictured) or 60 in Brigidine Room each provide a level of privacy and quality that ensures every agenda is met for all delegates.

With 17 superbly appointed rooms and suites Peppers Convent is currently offering a 10% discount on accommodation when 5 or more rooms are booked mid week*. Day delegate packages are also on offer from $70 per person including room hire, morning and afternoon tea, conference luncheon and all standard conferencing materials. Wireless broadband is available in conference rooms and public areas.

Bookings and enquiries via convent@peppers.com.au and further information at www.peppers.com.au/convent. *Subject to availability, conditions apply.


TEAM BUILDING ON THE NSW CENTRAL COAST:
WINTER WARMERS AT MANTRA ETTALONG BEACH

Mantra Ettalong Beach is offering a host of inclusions designed to bring delegates in from the cold and team up to keep warm this winter!

With full day delegate packages starting from $55 or half day from $45 and residential packages from $145 per room per night, conference organisers can choose from a range of optional extras, including:

•    Book and pay for any spa treatment at Jhalu day spa and fitness and receive a 10 % discount with treatments that are 1hr or longer in duration*.  Plus a free express treatment for the conference organiser!
•    Buy a 45 Minute team building Activity for the group and get 15 minutes complimentary
•    Complimentary upgrades for VIPs
•    Complimentary upgrade and gift for the Conference Organiser
•    Complimentary mulled wine  and canapés  prior to the evening meal*
•    Complimentary Hot Chocolate and Marshmallows with afternoon tea

Offer is valid until 30 September 2012 and for bookings and enquiries contact conference@mantragroup.com.au or phone Mantra Ettalong Beach on 02 4343 0121

*Spa treatments excluded on Saturdays, public holidays and NSW School Holidays; Complimentary mulled wine and canapés for valid when having a beverage package and 3 course set menu. Subject to availability – valid to 30 September 2012. Valid on new bookings only.

BUSH OR BEACH CONFERENCING ON THE GOLD COAST:
PEPPERS RUFFLES LODGE OPENS UP ‘THE OWNER’S VILLA’

Peppers Ruffles Lodge & Spa offers a unique venue for incentives or private board meetings looking for tranquil surroundings and no interruptions.

The luxury boutique lodge has recently added a new room type to its inventory – ‘The Owner’s Villa’ (pictured).  Originally a private home, this 1 or 2 bedroom villa offers spectacular views across the hinterland and out to the coast. It features a private garden, a large living room, fully equipped kitchen, a master bedroom with walk-in dressing room and bathroom and a second bedroom with en-suite. Also includes high speed Internet connection, a double garage and four seater buggy for movement around the lodge grounds.

Peppers Ruffles Lodge can now accommodate 24 people and offers a spacious boardroom equipped for 18 people. Located in the Gold Coast hinterland under an hour’s drive from both Brisbane and Coolangatta Airports, Peppers Ruffles Lodge & Spa offers stunning views across the coast from its infinity pool and outdoor bar area which provides a perfect break out area.

Day Delegate packages start from $50 per person per day and bed and breakfast accommodation packages from $300 per person.

For bookings or further information contact 07 5546 7411 or email ruffleslodge@peppers.com.au or visit www.peppers.com.au

SURF SIDE CONFERENCING WITH MANTRA LEGENDS SURFERS PARADISE
Mantra Legends Hotel Surfers Paradise offers premier conferencing facilities in the heart of the Gold Coast including a pillarless ballroom to accommodate up to 300 delegates theatre style, 400 for a cocktail party or 220 for a sit down dinner.

Meeting rooms and the Executive Board Room are ideal for smaller more intimate gatherings, while conference groups can also make use of the undercover terrace, outdoor garden terrace, private dining room and spacious pre-function area which is perfect for trade set ups and networking.

Book a conference at Mantra Legends Hotel in June 2012 for $186 per delegate and enjoy single overnight accommodation ($60 extra for twin share), buffet breakfast and full day delegate package; PLUS a choice of half hour chef’s selection canapés when you book an hour cocktail party or complimentary use of all in-house AV equipment including data projector.

For bookings and information contact 07 5588 7880 or email guido.vitelli@mantra.com.au. Valid for new bookings in June 2012 based on a minimum of 15 delegates

The property features 403 luxuriously appointed guest rooms and suites with private balconies offering captivating views of the ocean, hinterland or sparkling lights of Surfers.  Facilities include a steam room and Swedish style sauna, outdoor heated swimming pool and terrace and fully equipped gymnasium.  


REGIONAL NEW ZEALAND OPTIONS:
PEPPERS BLUEWATER LAKE TEKAPO OFFERS $1000 BOOST TO REGIONAL CONFERENCING

Peppers Bluewater Resort Lake Tekapo has launched a unique Get on with Business package which offers $1000 towards coach transfers from Christchurch, giving conference groups the opportunity to enjoy an inspirational taste of the high country.

The Get on with Business package also offers a host of other benefits for conferences booking at least two nights’ accommodation for a minimum of 40 delegates from $466 per person. Conference groups have the choice of two complimentary activities - take your pick from a unique star gazing tour to Mt John Observatory high above breathtaking Lake Tekapo, a horse riding trek through the mountain ranges, or a spa and massage pamper pack at Alpine Springs Day Spa at the base of Mt John overlooking the lake.

Also included in the package are drinks and canapés and a High Country Barbeque in the resort’s signature Rakinui Restaurant – a perfect venue for a welcome night or gala evening, showcasing the fresh regional produce of the Mackenzie Country. And for a true Kiwi experience, finish off the day with a spot of gumboot throwing and sheep shearing!

An easy two and a half hour drive from Christchurch, Peppers Bluewater Resort’s main conference room offers natural light and views of Mount John and can cater for up to 100 delegates theatre style and 80 delegates banquet style.  The resort also offers 142 stylish one and two bedroom apartments.

For further information contact bluewater@peppers.co.nz or visit www.peppers.co.nz/bluewater.*Conditions apply, accommodation and facilities are subject to availability. Minimum nights and block-out dates may apply. Valid for travel until 31/12/12.

MEETING OF MINDS IN MARTINBOROUGH WITH PEPPERS PAREHUA
Leading luxury accommodation provider Peppers has expanded its New Zealand network with the launch of an exclusive property in the heart of the Martinborough wine region, providing the ideal venue for corporate retreats.

Peppers Parehua Martinborough is perfect for inspiring creativity and innovation. The bright and open plan Terrace Room leads onto a covered outdoor area with views to the private lake, while the sophisticated Boardroom is a great meeting space.  The Pavilion is an all season environment for up to 60 people for formal and casual occasions.  With the option of both indoor and outdoor entertaining, the open-air Pavilion provides a comfortable space for delegates to relax and unwind.

Set within park-like gardens with picturesque views of surrounding vineyards and the Tararua Range, the property offers a range of luxurious accommodation options with 28 exclusive suites and villas or garden and lakeside cottages accommodating up to 60 delegates.

For groups looking for their next inspirational and unique conference venue, Peppers Parehua is currently offering Full Day Delegate Packages from $55 per person (based on a minimum ten delegates) which includes room hire, morning and afternoon tea, lunch, refreshments on arrival,  complimentary whiteboard, flipchart and an arrival pack.  There are also great accommodation rates for delegates from $220 per night.  Offer valid until 20 December 2012, subject to availability.

For bookings and details email parehua@peppers.co.nz.  Visit www.peppers.co.nz for further information.