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[ MARLBOROUGH 190 RAPAURA ROAD, BLENHEIM, INFO@MVH.CO.NZ +64 3 572 5094 Marlborough Vintners Hotel is a luxury boutique hotel located in the heart of the Marlborough sauvignon blanc wine region. This stunning location is perfect for executive retreats, small conferences, meetings and functions. In winter the hotel is surrounded by picturesque snow-capped mountains. · 16 spacious luxury suites (sleep up to 32 people onsite) · Additional accommodation can be arranged nearby · Vintners Restaurant, board room and large conference room onsite · Direct flights from all major cities Visit www.mvh.co.nz to find out more PLANNING AN EXECUTIVE RETREAT, CONFERENCE OR FUNCTION? Museum by day The Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre, Blenheim Ph: (03) 579 1305 ext.3 email: marketing@omaka.org.nz Working closely with Destination Marlborough Business Events, the team has enjoyed bringing in an expanded range of conferences and gala events from around New Zealand. Melissa Ryder, newly appointed venue manager, says some organisers and clients do still raise the issue of access. ‘Once we actually step through the range of air and road options that on most days of the week includes five Auckland to Blenheim Air New Zealand direct services with the same for Wellington to Blenheim, we are actually closer and more convenient than many think.’ Ryder points out that Marlborough Convention Centre has the flexibility to deliver larger scale conferences and reconfigure for smaller scale meetings or events. Scenic Hotel Group has onsite planning as well as a Bedbank service that aims to deliver a comprehensive event and meetings solution, especially for those MARLBOROUGH MAKING IT planning by remote from other locations throughout New Zealand or overseas. Whilst the convention centre is within close proximity to the 54 room, four-star plus Scenic Hotel Marlborough, there is often a requirement for additional accommodation which the Bedbank can service across a range of requirements. Ryder says the realigned strategy is more business events focused, and working closely with Destination Marlborough’s business events team has ignited a fire in the belly of the region to get more business. ‘The outlook for Marlborough Convention Centre is looking positive and we've been enjoying excellent feedback from recent event organisers who range from trade associations and exhibitions through to weddings.’ Marlborough Convention Centre MARLBOROUGH CONVENTION CENTRE, MANAGED BY SCENIC HOTEL GROUP, HAS ITS SIGHTS FIRMLY SET ON A REGIONAL RENAISSANCE IN 2019. Transdiesel Volvo gala dinner at MCC for a recent Quarry conference [24] meeting newz [november december] 2018

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