Crowne Plaza launches largest NSW conference center north of Sydney

IHG's (InterContinental Hotels Group) Crowne Plaza Hotel opened the new Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley Conference and Events Centre, providing the largest regional conference and exhibition facility north of Sydney.

With its opening, the new conference and events center is expected diversify the region's current business events mix by drawing in larger event markets and industries into the region.

Harvest Hunter is the resort's new signature events package. It brings interactive live cooking stations, live entertainment, local chef's sharing their favorite recipes, the region's wineries showcasing wines and local producers sharing fresh breads, cheeses and chocolates in an outdoor festival affair setting.

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The new conference and events center offers guests the latest technology and a light-filled design in a venue with a combined 21,528 square feet of pre-function, meeting and exhibition space. The space is coupled with a wine country destination.

To complement the new development, Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley installed products from one of Australia's largest providers of audio visual equipment, Scene Change.

IHG has a portfolio of nine hotel brands, including InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites, Candlewood Suites, EVEN Hotels and HUALUXE Hotels & Resorts. IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,600 hotels and 679,000 guestrooms in nearly 100 countries and territories. It has more than 1,000 hotels in its development pipeline.

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