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New Waterfront Business Lounge for Sydney Delegates

Travel News Asia 30 June 2005

The Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre has launched a new concept for Australian convention venues a waterfront business lounge for visitors.

To open early next year, the Bayside Lounge will provide an ideal setting for delegates and visitors to Sydneys Darling Harbour precinct to chat with colleagues, enjoy a light meal or simply catch up on the latest news.

The Lounge will feature a stylish, contemporary dcor and will be built over two levels, on the site of the present Bayside Room, next to the Convention Centre North foyer.

Visitors will be able to read the days newspapers, take in some cable news, savour a barista-made coffee or enjoy a meal from the la carte menu and a glass of wine with friends.

The Lounges upstairs level will be solely for delegate use and will feature a conference/online area, as well as a private dining room with its own lobby and pre-function area, perfect for small meetings and events. The entire lounge will feature wireless technology.

Centre Chief Executive Ton van Amerongen said the new facility would accommodate up to 250 guests and would have a light, open and relaxed atmosphere, creating an inviting link between the Centre and the city.

He described the Bayside Lounge as a key component of the ongoing refurbishment program of the Centre, which is located on the waterfront at Darling Harbour on the edge of Sydneys central business district.

Like the rest of our new design elements, the Bayside Lounge will embrace the vitality of Sydney and provide a reminder to our visitors that their event is being held in one of the worlds most exciting and beautiful cities.

Mr van Amerongen said early feedback to the concept had been fantastic.

Last year we installed a number of casual lounge settings in our foyer areas and these have been very popular with our delegates, so we expect visitors will love the opportunity to relax and take a break in a dedicated lounge area. We also think a lot of our clients and exhibitors will enjoy having a special area where they can host their guests.

The Bayside Lounge will open early 2006 and will operate seven days a week.

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