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October 31, 2016

Roundup: Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach to Open in January, Tourism Campaign for Western Australia

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The opening of the new Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach and a tourism campaign for Western Australia are the top stories to watch today in the meetings and events industry. 

Event Space Updates at Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach

Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach has announced it will open in January 2017 with 22,000 square feet of meeting and event space, including the area’s largest ballroom. The space will be available for booking after February 1. 

The space will be able to host groups of 400 people or more, with the flexible function space including seven meeting rooms divisible into 12 break-out rooms. Additionally, the 10,632 square foot Dunes Ballroom will be the largest ballroom on Clearwater Beach, with space for up to 800 guests and programmable chandeliers that can change to reflect the theme of the event. 

The spaces can be configured for events ranging from banquet seating and receptions to classroom, theater, and U-shaped configurations. Smaller executive-level meetings can be held in the Osprey Boardroom

Other amenities include resort-wide Wi-Fi access, a business center, banquet and culinary offerings, and an attentive team of on-site planners and staff who can design every aspect of a meeting from custom menus to technology and décor.

Tourism Western Australia Launches Marketing Campaign

In destination news, Tourism Western Australia has announced the “Just Another Day in Western Australia” aimed at promoting travel experiences in Perth and Western Australia. 

The campaign highlights many notable developments in the region, including the opening of the Swan River through the development of the new Elizabeth Quay waterfront; 2,300 new hotels rooms to open by 2018 in the Perth CBD, including Crown Towers (December 2016) and Ritz-Carlton (2018), with another 1,000 new rooms set to open around the greater Perth region; a $1 billion redevelopment of Perth Airport; construction of a 60,000-seat international sporting and events stadium; redevelopment of Fremantle, the fishing village 30 minutes south of Perth; upgrades at Scarborough Beach with $78 million for a beachside swimming pool, cafes, restaurants, kiosks and public art; and upgrades to Perth’s very own island getaway, Rottnest Island, including a luxury refurbishment of Hotel Rottnest as well as an upmarket “glamping” experience, which will open in 2017 and require a short ferry or helicopter ride. 

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