The Sebel Albert Park Melbourne named Best Meeting Venue over 500 Delegates

The Sebel Albert Park Melbourne has been named Victoria's "Best Meeting Venue over 500 Delegates" at the Meetings and Events (MEA) Industry Awards.

The MEA Awards recognise excellent business practice in the Meetings and Events Industry. They encourage industry professionals to excel in the achievement of their business and personal goals, and reward those who achieve outstanding results.

The category for "Best Meeting Venue over 500 Delegates" covers hotels and meetings venues, including purpose-built Convention Centres without accommodation.

Accepting the award, The Sebel Albert Park Melbourne's Director of Sales - Conferences and Events, Keren Southgate could barely contain her excitement as she paid tribute, on behalf of General Manager Craig Bond, to everyone who had contributed to the hotel's win.

"We all know that to be successful, a world-class meeting venue and hotel needs a dedicated, professional team willing to go that extra mile for their clients and I am proud to say that we have that team," said Keren. "In fact they're the A-Team"!

"From the food and beverage and kitchen brigade, to our entire conference and events team including technical services, everyone is passionate about their work and are fully committed to ensure that each and every event we hold is a winner," she said.

"The hotel has been on an amazing journey over the past few years and to be recognised by the industry as the best venue in Victoria for conferencing and events catering to over 500 delegates, has definitely made the journey worthwhile," said Keren.

As host of the gala evening as well as award recipient, the hotel's conference and events team showed guests their winning style with a flawless event that showcased their great event spaces, as well as fantastic food and beverage and a slick technical presentation - all the ingredients for a great awards night.

The Sebel & Cititgate Albert Park Melbourne will join winners from other States and Territories for the MEA National Awards to be held in Brisbane on Tuesday 19 April 2011.

The Sebel & Citigate Albert Park Melbourne is part of the Mirvac group of 45+ hotels and resorts in Australia and New Zealand under such well known brands as Quay Grand, The Como, Quay West Apartments & Resorts, Sea Temple Resorts & Spas, Sydney Marriott Hotel, Citigate Hotels, the Hotel Lindrum, Harbour Rocks Hotel, Q Stations and of course The Sebel Hotels, Resorts and Residences.