Blue Mountains property The Kyah unveils expanded event spaces

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Boutique Blue Mountains property The Kyah has completed the second stage of its revamp with an expansion of its meeting and event capabilities and a number of new outdoor highlights for guests.

The latest upgrade marks the completion of a refurbishment program which began in December 2021.

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“We have introduced an outdoor fire pit with seating, a sauna, and a wood-fired hot tub with timber batten privacy screens ahead of the temperatures dropping, giving guests the perfect excuse to stay and play outside during their next meeting or event,” said Kyah’s general manager, Mate Herceg.

“Regardless of whether guests are here for business or pleasure, people typically come to the Blue Mountains to escape the rat race, clear their heads and enjoy nature. Our latest upgrade reflects this, complementing the extensive work we’ve already done indoors. Given the destination’s ‘great outdoors’ appeal, it really is just as important from a guest and delegate experience.”

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The 46-room property has a non-conventional approach that extends to its MICE offerings with indoor and outdoor activities and dining available to give guests a true local Blue Mountains experience.

Several purpose-built breakout zones and adaptable meeting spaces, complete with state-of-the-art AV capabilities are available to MICE guests.

The largest is the Brightlands Room, catering up to 80 seated and 120 standing. At 20sqm, the Evans Room is better suited to smaller style meetings and intimate cocktail functions, accommodating up to 16 seated and 20 standing. When combined, both spaces provide a maximum capacity of up to 120 seated or 140 standing for those requiring a larger space to conference.

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Kyah general manager Mate Herceg. Photo: Steven Woodburn

For a semi-private event (of up to 40 seated or 60 people standing), The Loft at Kyah features its own fireplace and is a cosy option for hosting pre dinner drinks for a group.

The main floor of Blaq restaurant and bar can be booked for private dinners, cocktail events and full-venue functions, seating up to 120 and accommodating 200 standing. When incorporating Blaq’s covered terrace, the capacity increases to 160 seated and 250 standing.

Finally, The Greenhouse is another private event space nestled in the grounds of Kyah. Due to launch in the coming months, The Greenhouse will be available for seated and standing events or could serve as a relaxing break-out space.

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Mate is also the executive chef of the hotel’s popular dining spot Blaq, and says the restaurant remains a crucial point of difference for delegates and event planners looking for venues in the Blue Mountains.

“Having our own restaurant, Blaq, on-site at Kyah means tailor-making menus for your event is a cinch,” said Mate.

“One of our specialties is a lavish grazing table which includes an array of seasonal produce and local artisan products, as well as a group dining menu in Blaq with your choice of a two or three-course menu.”