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first_imgAccorHotelsconvention centreMICENovotelNovotel Twin WatersQueenslandresortsSunshine Coast The Shakespeare Property Group, who purchased the Novotel Twin Waters Resort on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast in September 2018 have announced that they will invest $8 million to create a new Convention Centre at the resort, with an anticipated opening date of April 2019.AccorHotels has also been announced as the preferred operator for the new convention centre.The new-build centre, located within Novotel Twin Water Resort, will offer a choice of four different dynamic meeting and event spaces across 1,600sqm. It will cater for 2,000 delegates theatre style, or 1,000 banquet style.The convention centre has been designed to seamlessly attach to the Wandiny Pavillion, an existing conference space located on the site. The Wandiny Pavillion can facilitate up to 1,200 delegates theatre style, or 75 exhibition booths, making it an extremely versatile business events venue and taking the convention centre’s overall capacity to 3,400 people.Shakespeare Property Group CEO and Executive Director Yak Yong Quek, invited Sunshine Coast Mayor Mr Mark Jamieson, Visit Sunshine Coast CEO Simon Latchford and Jess Pugh MP, Member for Mount Ommaney (representing the Hon.Kate Jones, Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development), and AccorHotels Vice President Operations QLD/NT Matt Young to turn the first sod and officially mark the start of construction in a ceremony and announcement last Friday.Mr Quek, said, “We are very pleased to form a strategic alliance with our partners in Queensland to deliver the Sunshine Coast this much needed facility to capitalise on fresh opportunities in the business and events space.“Our vision for continued development and investment in Queensland – not least of all here on the Sunshine Coast – is to create superior conference and accommodation options that supports overall economic and cultural growth for the communities we operate in.“We are confident that further investment in infrastructure such as this will increase the capacity for the Sunshine Coast to attract significant events, conferences and exhibitions, with potential to cater to the domestic and international travel markets.”Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones said the Novotel Twin Waters Resort project was a sign tourism on the Sunshine Coast was going from strength to strength.“This investment will add to the tourism experiences on offer here on the Sunshine Coast. We know that new infrastructure is crucial when it comes to luring more visitors to the Sunny Coast. This development offers new event spaces and excellent conference facilities that will boost the local economy and create jobs. There is a lot happening for tourism on the Sunshine Coast, with this major investment and the completion of the Sunshine Coast International Airport upgrade in 2020 – there’s plenty to look forward to for locals.”last_img read more