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Sea World to expand event space with new covered area
Gold Coast theme park Sea World is expanding its event space with a new 1,500 metre² event area.
The success of a new 4,000 metre² fabric roof covering Main Street and The Plaza at Warner Bros. Movie World, introduced in 2008, and the popularity of the conference centre at the adjacent Sea World Resort has led to the move.
Sea World’s new roof over its centre food court will provide 50% extra capacity for functions.
According to a report in the Gold Coast Bulletin, Sea World Resort’s new conference centre has been booked out for certain months with event booked up to 2022.
The recently refurbished Sea World Resort has also just won TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Award for Best Family Resort in Australia.
Commenting on the success of the resort, General Manager Bikash Randhawa told the Gold Coast Bulletin “it’s a one-stop shop where corporate people here can have dinner at the theme parks.
“There’s nobody in Australia that can offer that.
“We’ve been focused very heavily on the leisure and corporate market because they’re not here in the school holidays.”
When holidays die down it is back to the corporate groups, but Randhawa said often visitors extended their stays to include families.
Randhawa added “I think the corporate market, in particular for the Gold Coast, we’ve got the same old places,” he said.
“This certainly offers a new product and brings more people in. You can’t keep doing the same thing over and over again.
“For us it’s about making sure we offer a great experience.”
Images: Artists impressions of the new Sea World plaza roof.
9th March 2016 - SEA WORLD RESORT NAMED ‘BEST AUSTRALIAN FAMILY RESORT’
26th February 2016 - VILLAGE ROADSHOW THEME PARKS BOOST GROUP PROFITS
5th November 2015 - SEA WORLD RESORT BREAKS NATIONAL SALES RECORD
26th July 2013 - SEA WORLD RESORTS RELEASES CONFERENCE CENTRE PLANS
23rd October 2008 - WARNER BROS. MOVIE WORLD GOES UNDERCOVER
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