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The gala night celebrated award winners with up to as many as
100 people on a 40x40m stage. At the end of the evening a
surprise reveal was achieved through a false wall in the venue
where delegates walked through a digitally mapped pyramid into
the after party featuring the energetic and crowd pleasing Pitbull.
Flight Centre business leaders have reportedly seen the global
gathering breathe new life into their teams for the year ahead.
They consistently acknowledge the program helps boost bottom-
“Feedback from clients is that their incentive and reward and
recognition programs become key drivers for the overall success
of their business, as well as building brand loyalty and stimulating
performance,” cievents’ Sandy Botterill says.
Head overseas or stay put?
As much as international destinations can enhance high-end
incentive travel rewards, the number of top-class hotels and
resorts throughout Australia are now often deemed as being able
to provide reward recipients with enough of a wow factor to
motivate them to achieve.
Venues like Emirates Wolgan Valley in the New South Wales
Blue Mountains, Hayman’s soon to be relaunched fully refurbished
resort, the stunning Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island,
and Longitude 131 at Uluru each provide enviable
accommodation, exceptional food, and some unique experiences
for intimate groups.
One stand-out venue is The Berkeley River Lodge located on
the Kimberley Coast at the top of Western Australia.
It offers stunning accommodation in a luxury wilderness setting,
described as the perfect blend of remote Kimberley coast, river
and outback adventure, complemented with unrivalled opulence.
From its dune-top villa, guests are just a sandy-footed stroll
away from pristine wildlife-rich bushland and secluded beaches,
where the only frequent visitors are dolphins, dugongs and turtles.
On a river cruise visitors can glide by towering rugged cliffs to the
remotest freshwater swimming holes, stunning waterfalls and
majestic gorges, where the peace and tranquillity is broken only by
birdsong. For the fishermen who think they’ve been everywhere,
there isn’t much more excitement than a spot of heli-fishing.
Twenty luxury villas are perfectly positioned along a 65-metre-
high dune, commanding 180-degree panoramas sweeping from
Joseph Bonaparte Gulf to Reveley Island, or from the mouth of the
Berkeley River to its rugged red gorges beyond. The air-
conditioned private villas feature a king sized bed and open-air
ensuite, complete with dual vanities and a free-standing bathtub
for bathing in the Kimberley moonlight. And beyond the dramatic
glass frontage, the occasional seating and daybed on the deck
beckons guests to laze away an afternoon.
Sales and marketing manager, Verity Nelson, says the property
has a conference and meeting room which seats up to 40 people.
“Our corporate clients book the property exclusively which
allows them private and exclusive use of the river cruise boat,
fishing boat, pool and 4WD for their delegate activities during their
stay,” she says.
“Included in booking out the property is exclusive use of the
restaurant and all staff.”
The Berkeley River Lodge will be exhibiting at Luxperience in
Another exhibitor, and national mover and shaker is Spicers
Retreats, which has a simple philosophy when it comes to guest
experiences and its growing portfolio of properties.
The company began with an idea of sharing a little-known area
of Queensland’s high country, believing that if New Zealand could
have great lodges then why couldn’t Australia.
This was Spicers Peak Lodge located in the mountains of the
Great Dividing Range. Guests can now choose from seven very
individual retreats covering south east Queensland and the Hunter
Valley in NSW. The company recently announced it had purchased
and was refurbishing a venue in Potts Point in Sydney (opening
“We think that what we have achieved is a true blend of luxury
and an authentic Australian style of hospitality,” Spicers says.
“We generally believe that while people come for the luxury what
they really gain is the rejuvenation that comes with getting in touch
with the natural surroundings.” m
Spicers Hidden Vale
AUGUST 31 2014 – SEPTEMBER 3 2014 • SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
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