Encore Wins Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley Partnership Expanding Destination Conferencing Options for their Clients

May 17, 2023
News Release

Encore have secured a partnership with Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley, part of the IHG Group to extend their services to clients wanting to offer delegates an out-of-town residential solution for conferences and meetings.

Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley was looking for an audio-visual event production partner who could provide complete end-to-end solutions to their event clients, no matter the size of the event or what the technical or creative ask may be. They wanted a company who provides five-star service each and every day. Encore answered that brief in spades and brings to the partnership a wealth of new event solutions that were previously unavailable.

Destination events have gained increasing popularity in recent years, with organisers looking beyond capital city CBD locations and traditional hotel walls and into less conventional venues like picturesque, rural, or historical locations. Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley offers many features that will attract clients looking for something different as well as an opportunity for attendees to switch off from their daily grind so that they can better focus on the content presented to them.

A destination event allows event planners to offer meeting, networking and experiences outside of the norm, such as networking in a local gallery, a scenic wine tour, team building at the near by 18-hole championship golf course, visits to heritage-listed sites, or a trip down the Hawkesbury River on the famous Paddle Wheeler.

Getting away from the standard convention center environment and into a more inspiring, beautiful, environment can foster more authentic conversations and relaxed interactions while guests sample the local flavors and take in the sights.

Encore has delivered events in many unconventional locations including a mine in Musselbrook, The Old Quarry in Alice Springs, St Hugo Winery, Cairns Armory and Artillery Museum and Tangalooma Island to name a few. The Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley presents another unique opportunity for clients wanting to get away from it all.

Katherine Pfahl, Director, Strategic Partnerships Encore APAC commented,

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with such a unique venue like Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley, and look forward to growing our partnership with IHG Hotels & Resorts. Together, we’ll elevate the guest experience, through each interaction they have at an event at this beautiful location, by creating tailored solutions that fit the goals we glean from every customer.”