QLD: RACV ROYAL PINES RESORT
NESTLED at the back of Surfers Paradise in Benowa, RACV Royal Pines Resort offers something for meetings and conferences of all sizes.
The five-star resort boasts over 300 guest rooms and has 14 function areas with capacity for eight to 1,800 delegates.
One of the stunning venues located on Level 21 of the resort is Videre, providing postcard views of the surrounding hinterland and Gold Coast skyline, which shows as many high rises as one can see.
The venue is perfect for a delegate breakfast, as the sun rises in the background to provide a spectacular view.
For conferences, the Royal Benowa Ballroom is a 1500m2 pillarless space, which can seat up to 1,800 people.
The space can be divided into three separate conference rooms and solid walls can be removed leaving only glass for natural light or a unique open plan feel.
It wouldn’t be Queensland without outdoor event spaces and Royal Pines has several outdoor function areas including the Poolside Deck, which come night is a popular ‘opening ceremony’ space for delegates to mingle by the pool while sipping on champagne.
The deck seats 180 delegates, while the whole pool area including the deck, seats 300, or 700 cocktail-style.
The tennis courts, with large white sail cloth, is the perfect venue on a summer’s eve or rainy night and can seat groups from 350 to 800.
Besides a mass of conference facilities, the resort is full of activities to keep conference goers entertained in their down time. The resort features a 27 hole golf course, which hosts the annual Australian PGA championship, and there is also One Spa, the resort’s private day spa.
One Spa is a hidden oasis and offers a private lounge, hair salon, four dry treatment rooms, two wet treatment rooms and two couples’ rooms.