Leading accommodation and venue provider, Peppers, has launched a comprehensive conferencing website for its network of 26 retreats and resorts providing conference organisers with a ‘one stop shop’ for boutique regional conferencing options across Australia and New Zealand.  

As the experts in regional conferencing, Peppers’ dedicated conference website – - focuses on exceptional conferencing experiences at 19 properties across Australia’s East Coast and seven properties in New Zealand’s North and South islands, under the banner “Where can I...?”.  In answer to this question are a variety of conferencing experiences, from walking in the footsteps of famous golfers, to swimming with sea turtles or sailing the high seas – all where Peppers properties are located.

“Traditionally conferencing has been about location, but more and more we encountered conference organisers seeking an experience,” said Director of MICE, Paul Wilson.

“So the questions changed from ‘Do you have a property in...’ to ‘Where can I go that I can take people out on the water’ or ‘Where can I go to create a great murder mystery setting’; or simply ‘Where can I go that is all about food’ – hence the reason to focus the website on not only highlighting our fantastic regional venues, but also what we can offer once you get there.”

To launch the new look website, Peppers are inviting meetings planners and conference organisers to enter the draw to win a two night stay at Peppers Salt Resort & Spa in Kingscliff* including return flights from Sydney or Melbourne plus a two hour spa treatment at Gold Door Spa.  And, being the Peppers option for where to experience ‘passion and dedication on a plate’, the winner will also enjoy a three course dinner for two at Season Restaurant enjoying the menu of celebrated Chef Reuben Radonich.

To enter visit and vote for your favourite Peppers Retreat or Resort.

Each of the Peppers resorts and retreats offer a unique location and exceptional accommodation for delegates.  The diversity of locations means options for meetings planners are endless with coastal resorts in Port Douglas and Magnetic Island in North Queensland; to exceptional gourmet experiences in Kingscliff Northern NSW; boutique retreats in the Hunter Valley, Southern Highlands and Daylesford; and wilderness escapes in Cradle Mountain, Tasmania.

Across the Tasman, New Zealand properties offering exceptional ‘meetings of minds and wines’ in Martinborough; an unforgettable eco experience in Abel Tasman National Park and a golfer’s dream in Christchurch.

Once the experience and location is selected, meeting planners can make contact with dedicated conference organisers and the property of choice for a seamless process of information sharing and organisation.

Peppers Retreats, Resorts & Hotels is Mantra Group's luxury accommodation brand. There are 28 Peppers properties in Australia and New Zealand in regional areas, resort destinations and metropolitan locations with the first Peppers in Fiji due to open in 2012. All offer a level of style and quality to meet the expectations of the most discerning traveller:

What began as a group of small boutique retreats now includes a host of luxury holiday resorts and the beginnings of a network of metropolitan based apartment hotels.  Retreats include Peppers Guest House Hunter Valley – the historic heart and home of Peppers; Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge, Peppers Mineral Springs Retreat in Daylesford and Peppers Craigieburn Bowral through to the impressive resort style accommodation at Peppers Salt Resort in Kingscliff and Peppers Beach Club & Spa Palm Cove.  In New Zealand, resorts such as Peppers Clearwater Christchurch and Peppers Bluewater Lake Tekapo are complemented by boutique retreats such as Peppers Parehua Martinborough and Peppers Awaroa Lodge in Abel Tasman National Park. The brand's first foray into metropolitan locations has been a great success with the opening of Peppers Broadbeach in 2010. Further CBD and regional locations around Australia and New Zealand are slated for 2012.

*Competition valid for Australian residents only. Conditions apply.

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