Beachfront hotel Crowne Plaza Sydney Coogee Beach is looking to re-position itself as the leading meetings and events hotel following a multi-million dollar re-design.
The re-design includes a purpose-built events centre, 10 new flexible meetings spaces across 1175 sqm, state-of-the-art technology and new event dining concepts and menus.
As part of the re-design the hotel’s 209 guest rooms will get a new look, reflective of the hotel’s seaside location, which includes a complete re-fit of all the bathrooms. Ten new guestrooms will also be added to the hotel.
When the first phase of the re-design is completed in early January, it will include half of the guest rooms, a new lobby and arrival experience and the Studio – an area which can be used either as a private meeting or event space or as social shared work space.
“In terms of location, the Crowne Plaza Sydney Coogee Beach is second to none,” said area general manager Gareth Long.
“What we can now offer guests is much more flexibility when it comes to staying here on business, with upgraded technology, smarter use of our social spaces and responding better to the changing ways in which people do business.”
The Oceanic Ballroom is the largest event space at 360sqm, which splits in two for smaller event spaces.
Also on the ground floor in the lobby is the Studio, a new bookable space for impromptu meetings, collaborative workshops or private dining for 12. The Business Centre Boardroom, also on the ground floor, is a light-filled intimate space for meetings up to eight people.
The lower ground floor has been completely transformed into a purpose-built dedicated Events Centre with the space dividing into eight separate rooms and an extensive AV fit-out throughout all the conference rooms.
The Centennial Conference Room has been extended to 217sqm including the ability to divide in to three separate rooms. The Coogee Room has also been extended and can divide in to three separate rooms, while the Bronte Room (67sqm) and Clovelly Room (75sqm) have been increased in size.
Also on the lower ground floor is the new Experience Gallery, an integrated and flexible space that can be used as an exhibition and trade area, day or evening catering space or for ad-hoc breakout meetings.
“Business events are no longer about tables and chairs but more about people and place,” said Long. “So we wanted to create a range of offerings for everyone using both our new spaces and our spectacular outdoor areas.
“The underlying theme for the events menus and all-inclusive packages will be reflective of the Coastlines of the world, whilst also giving a nod to the stunning location of Coogee Beach and the indigenous roots and history of the area.”
A new ground floor restaurant with ocean views will open in January, while a second culinary space due to open in February 2020 located below the hotel offering guests an array of dining and entertainment options.
Phase Two of the re-design will be completed by September 2020 and includes the remainder of the guestrooms, the hotel exterior and the pool area.