Meeting Newz January / February 2021

[ AUCKL AND FAM I L NEWTECHNOLOGIES, NEWFOOD ANDGREATNEWSPACES FOR AUCKLAND experts at ACB about Auckland’s latest product offerings. Armed with The Events Group’s Mobile Adventures app, a teambuilding and engagement monitoring activity, the famil group completed against each other throughout the afternoon with entertaining quiz questions and photo-matching pursuits as they travelled between venues. The first stop was the Park Hyatt Auckland on the waterfront, which opened in September. The new-build is based on the concept of a wharenui with its double- layered exterior reflecting a korowai (cloak) and custom-designed woven tukutuku panels in the 195 guestrooms. The Boathouse event space includes a pre-function area and outdoor terrace with fireplace, while the Harbour Room is a flexible 341sqm space with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Wynyard Quarter’s Lighter Basin. Capacity is up to 400 for cocktails. Another option for smaller meetings is the rooftop Presidential Suite with a garden and 125sqm terrace. All up, there are eight meetings spaces. Packages include seasonal menus, theming, AV and custom activities in and around the hotel. The famil then headed to Homeland, brainchild of chef Peter Gordon and partner Alastair Carruthers. On the shoreline facing Mobile team-building and engagement activities with The Events Group M any of these new developments were showcased during Auckland Convention Bureau’s (ACB) BE Reconnected Auckland famil late last year. After a tough year in the events industry, participants were excited to reconnect with industry members and hear from the The greatest pandemic in recent history hasn’t stopped a range of new and refurbished event spaces and attractions being completed in Auckland, including the Hyatt brand returning to the city after a 10-year absence. Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour views from the new Park Hyatt Auckland By JaneWarwick [24] meeting newz [january february] 2021