The Star Event Centre was recognised as the national winner in the category of Specialty Event Venue at the Meetings & Events Australia (MEA) awards gala dinner on Hamilton Island on Tuesday, 26 June.
The significant milestone celebrates two years of event success and is the first national MEA award win for The Star, since the opening of the Event Centre in January 2013.
Richard Howarth, General Manager, Marketing, Sales & Entertainment at The Star commented on the momentous accolade.
“Opening the Event Centre in 2013 was not only a huge challenge in bringing a new space to the market, but it also presented a significant opportunity for the Australian events industry, and one that we are delighted to say was welcomed with open arms by both the industry and the community.
“We are delighted to be recognised in the national MEA awards for our state-of-the-art Event Centre, and thank our fantastic clients, who give us the greatest honour in transforming their vision into reality, and of course our team of dedicated and passionate people who are always willing to go the extra mile to ensure everything is on point,” said Mr Howarth.
Demonstrating the power of specialty event venues, the Event Centre hosted 184 events from July 2013 to September 2014 including the Great Australian Dinner with Rene Redzepi for Good Food Month, the social events as part of Hair Expo 2014 for 5,400 guests, the Victor Chang 20th Anniversary Ball and the Australian Academy Of Cinema & Television Arts (AACTA) Awards in both 2013 and 2014.
Recognising the most prestigious meetings and events accomplishments, the MEA awards honour the achievement of excellence in a range of categories. The Star Event Centre also won the NSW state award for Specialty Event Venue and the NSW state award for Technical and Creative Production – In House AV Services.